J Korean Acad Prosthodont.  2021 Oct;59(4):451-458. 10.4047/jkap.2021.59.4.451.

Using 3-dimensional digital smile design in esthetic restoration of anterior teeth: A case report

  • 1Department of Prosthodontics, Kyung Hee University Dental Hospital, Seoul, Republic of Korea
  • 2Department of Prosthodontics, School of Dentistry, Kyung Hee University, Seoul, Republic of Korea


Currently, digital technology is being used in various fields of dental treatment. In particular, in the case of anterior esthetic restoration, the traditional restoration method cannot contain facial information and it is difficult for the patient to predict the treatment result. However, in the case of esthetic restoration through digital design, the visualization of the prosthesis design and the ease of reflecting patient feedback, and expecting the treatment result is available. In this case, the patient confirmed the results of restoration treatment using a digital method before treatment and obtained consent for treatment in an anterior tooth trauma patient. In addition, since the conventional digital smile design method uses only the patient’s facial and smile information, the design was made on a two-dimensional plane, and its application was somewhat limited. However, in this case, a three-dimensional virtual patient was created and thus the designed restoration was viewed from various angles. Through this case, it was possible to obtain a high degree of satisfaction with the ease of communication with the patient and the technician during the esthetic restoration using the digital method, the simplicity of the procedure, and the treatment result.


Class III jaw relation; Digital smile design; Esthetic restoration; Treatment plan
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