DSD is a recent protocole in aesthetic dentistry. With this method, a dentist is able to show likely results to their patients before any permanent procedure. This is more commonly applied when planning procedures for frontal teeth – veneers or full ceramic. The DSD procedure virtually guarantees patient satisfaction.
The patient’s face is photographed from certain angles; teeth measurements are taken and digitalized. After this stage, a prototype is created based on the patient’s features and dental form. The desired outcome is modeled and merged onto the digital prototype.
Once the work on the photograph is completed, 3-D models of the tooth forms are applied onto the jaw model. A 3-D print of the completed model is taken which the dentist temporarily applies to the patient. Taking feedback and final notes, the dentist then proceeds with the development of the permanent teeth.