Digital Smile Design: Patient preparation for the fixed prosthetic therapy

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Author: Daniela Grgić Miljanić , dmd & DSD master


What is the Digital Smile Design?

Digital Smile Design, or DSD, is a contemporary process of digital smile planning and design. Based on well-taken photos of the patient’s smile and video clips of the face in speech and motion, a detailed computer analysis of the smile is done. The DSD program analyzes and processes all the patient’s dental proportions, facial appearance in various movements and emotional reactions, and especially a smile. These parameters create a digital representation of an ideal smile that is optimally suited to each person’s facial expression. The patient thus gets a clear insight into the current situation while compared to a proposed new smile. The best feature of the DSD concept is that the patient becomes a member of the DSD team and can explain the wishes and expectations to a team of dental specialists, in order to make additional corrections for a new smile together. Patients thus participate in every step of creating a new, radiant and natural smile that restores confidence.

Rident DSD Team

The DSD team is composed of our two DSD masters with the selected oral surgeons and dental technicians. The DSD concept ensures effective communication with a team of prosthetists, surgeons and dental technicians in order to create the optimum therapy plan to suit the patient’s personality.

Esthetic restorations

Type of work: 



Type of material:

Metal-free ceramics

Zirconium-oxide ceramics

Precise preparation

Minimally invasive tooth preparation techniques for ceramic crowns and veneers are performed using optical aids such as magnifiers and microscopes, all with the aim of making the preparation as accurate as possible.

Dental scanners

We use dental scanners to provide the maximum precision necessary for minimally invasive techniques and to preserve dental tissue.

Healthy gums

If your gums are not fully healthy on the day of the preparation and they bleed at the slightest touch, the dentist will not be able to prepare the teeth with the required precision. Therefore, before scheduled grinding, the patient should follow certain oral hygiene instructions.

Oral hygiene

In the daily hygiene routine some procedures are introduced:

  1. Flushing the oral cavity with chlorhexidine solutions in different percentages, we suggest Curasept ADS 220. The concentration of chlorhexidine is 0.20%. Intensive rinsing 2-3 times a day, 2 weeks before scheduled grinding.
  2. After grinding your teeth and then scanning them, the patients goes home with the temporary teeth replacements. At home the patients continue to rinse the oral cavity with Curasept solutions, but at lower concentrations for as long as the prosthetic therapy is ongoing. Curasept ADS 212, chlorohexidine concentration is 0.12%.
  3. We recommend using Curaprox or Paradontax toothpaste.
  4. We recommend exclusively using sonic toothbrushes.
  5. The patient needs to maintain the interdental dental hygiene.

The result we wish to achieve: