Int J Esthet Dent 11 (2016), No. 3 4. Aug. 2016
Int J Esthet Dent 11 (2016), No. 3 (04.08.2016)
Page 338-354, PubMed:27433549
Digital Smile Design concept delineates the final potential result of crown lengthening and porcelain veneers to correct a gummy smile
Trushkowsky, Richard / Arias, David Montalvo / David, Steven
Prior to initiating any treatment, it is necessary to visualize the desired outcomes. It then becomes possible to formulate the steps required to achieve this result. Digital Smile Design (DSD) utilizes patient input and information gathered through diagnostic procedures to create an esthetic treatment scheme. In the case presented here, the NYUCD Esthetic Evaluation Form, intraoral and extraoral photographs, mounted diagnostic casts, physical examination, and radiographs were the diagnostic modalities. The gathered information served as a starting point for a wax-up and intraoral mock-up. This case report demonstrates how the DSD served as a template for crown lengthening procedures and design of the final porcelain veneer restorations.