Dentistry developed in order to meet the patients, more demanding, esthetic expectations. Nowadays having a mouth free of biological and functional problems is not enough. Patients want beautiful smiles that are integrated with their physical characteristics but also in harmony with their emotional aspects.
To achieve this kind of result the modern dentist needs to go beyond just being a good dentist. The Digital Smile Design aims to help the dentist in this matter, improving the esthetic visualization of the patient’s problems and giving insights about possible solutions. The ideal esthetic outcome also depends on teamwork. The ideal treatment is the result of an interdisciplinary approach which is a challenge in itself due to the difficulty of implementing a protocol for efficient communication among the team. The DSD also aims to facilitate the process of communication in a simple manner.