Digital Smile Design (DSD)
DSD requires several steps to finally show, in a virtual platform, the result of a patient’s smile after a certain procedure. It uses pictures of “before” to project the “after” of the facial measurements. Moreover, it helps the dentist to design and plan the treatment. The patient will also have a better understanding on how the treatment will proceed in order to acquire a significant change in one’s smile.
It also allows the patient to ask more about each step and even to take in consideration his inputs and concerns.
DSD is useful in several areas of odontology, but especially on cosmetic dentistry and periodontal procedures, such as, gum reduction surgery.