J Korean Dent Sci.  2022 Dec;15(2):166-171. 10.5856/JKDS.2022.15.2.166.

New Digital Esthetic Rehabilitation Technique with Three-dimensional Augmented Reality: A Case Report

  • 1Institute for Translational Research in Dentistry, School of Dentistry, Kyungpook National University, Daegu, Korea
  • 2School of Dentistry, Hanoi University of Business and Technology, Hanoi, Vietnam
  • 3Department of Prosthodontics, School of Dentistry, Kyungpook National University, Daegu, Korea


This case report describes a dynamic digital esthetic rehabilitation procedure that integrates a new three-dimensional augmented reality (3D-AR) technique to treat a patient with multiple missing anterior teeth. The prostheses were designed using computer-aided design (CAD) software and virtually trialed using static and dynamic visualization methods. In the static method, the prostheses were visualized by integrating the CAD model with a 3D face scan of the patient. For the dynamic method, the 3D-AR application was used for real-time tracking and projection of the CAD prostheses in the patient’s mouth. Results of a quick survey on patient satisfaction with the two visualization methods showed that the patient felt more satisfied with the dynamic visualization method because it allowed him to observe the prostheses directly on his face and be more proactive in the treatment process.


Augmented reality; Computer-aided design; Esthetic; Rehabilitation
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