J Dent Rehabil Appl Sci.  2019 Sep;35(3):170-179. 10.14368/jdras.2019.35.3.170.

Anterior esthetic restoration using DSD (digital smile design) for a patient with congenital missing tooth of maxillary central incisor

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  • 1Department of Prosthodontics, College of Dentistry, Dankook University, Cheonan, Republic of Korea. jseok2@hanmail.net

Abstract

The prosthodontic treatments in maxillary anterior teeth focus on achieving esthetic appearances. It is possible to improve the esthetic appearance by adjusting the shape, arrangement, and color of the maxillary anterior teeth. For anterior teeth restoration, it is necessary to evaluate the relationship of teeth, lip and gingival architecture with the facial profile of patient. Also, clinician needs to fully understand what the patient wants to. DSD (digital smile design) concept can be applied as a tool to improve communication with the clinician, technician and patient. In addition, DSD can help to meet the needs of the patient. In this case, it was impossible to achieve symmetry due to congenital missing of maxillary central incisor. The definitive treatment goal was to get the harmony of maxillary anterior teeth, lip and the patient's face. This case report describes that the patient and clinician got the satisfying esthetic outcome by using DSD.

Keyword

esthetics; anterior tooth restoration; digital smile design

MeSH Terms

Esthetics
Humans
Incisor*
Lip
Tooth*
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