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What is Digital Smile Design (DSD)?

DSD is the use of digital images and computer-based manipulation to demonstrate possible changes to the smile and specifically to the position, size, shape and colour of the teeth and gums. It is a comprehensive cosmetic dental planning tool that uses digital calibration to known dimensions in the mouth in order to guide the placement of wax during the planning/blueprint or diagnostic wax-up stage. It is then this diagnostic wax-up that is “test-driven” in your mouth before the final smile is delivered.

This is a technique coined and pioneered by Dr. Christian Coachman, DDS, CDT.
Read more here: http://digitalsmiledesign.com
Note: page is in Portuguese, but do look at the photographs!

– Contributed by Cosmetic Dentist Clarence Tam, HBSc, DDS