J Korean Acad Prosthodont.  2015 Apr;53(2):144-149. 10.4047/jkap.2015.53.2.144.

Esthetic restoration using Digital Smile Design: a case report

  • 1Department of Prosthodontics, School of Dentistry, Kyung Hee University, Seoul, Republic of Korea. odontopia@khu.ac.kr


To achieve an esthetic restoration, visualized information considering the facial aspect of patient is required. As for the reasons of esthetic failure, it could be explained by lack of communication and information such as horizontal, vertical and esthetic line. Therefore, it is important to deliver that the visualized information to dental technicians or other dentists for the success of esthetic treatment. This case report presents the process of visualizing esthetic information and designing the restoration using a digital diagnostic tool; Digital Smile Design.


Digital Smile Design; Esthetic diagnosis; Esthetic restoration

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Dental Technicians


  • Fig. 1. Facial photo.

  • Fig. 2. Intraoral photo.

  • Fig. 3. Oro-facial analysis.

  • Fig. 4. Designed restoration.

  • Fig. 5. Diagnostic waxup.

  • Fig. 6. Interim restoration.

  • Fig. 7. Definitive restoration.

  • Fig. 8. Intraoral photo.

  • Fig. 9. Designed restoration.

  • Fig. 10. Diagnostic waxup.

  • Fig. 11. Interim restoration.

  • Fig. 12. Definitive restoration.

  • Fig. 13. Facial photo.

  • Fig. 14. Designed restoration.

  • Fig. 15. Interim restoration.

  • Fig. 16. Definitive restoration.


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