Why Digital Smile Design when it comes to comprehensive dental restorations?
The answer is simple: By using standardized photographs and imprints, the program enables us to measure, capture, and harmonize axes, lengths, and proportions of the face, teeth and lips, which makes it possible to plan the entire treatment ahead without having to rely on impressions and estimates solely. Instead, in addition to our years of experience and our know-how, we can make use of exact dimensions, which makes it possible to monitor the whole treatment from the beginning to the end and to get an exact idea of the result during the planning phase and thus at the beginning of the restoration process.
Within the framework of the planning process, tooth proportions and positions, gingival contours and many other characteristics and details are compared and exactly positioned to each other. This approach is also called “backward-planning” – we start at the end, at the best possible outcome for the patient, and move forward step by step.
In this way, the patient can see the final result in his mouth (which is provisionally attached to the surface of the teeth) as well as on our pictures before any practical work is carried out. After that, we discuss possible change requests to definitively ensure the desired result before we start the treatment.