Restorations in the esthetic zone can now be enhanced using software tools. In addition to the design of the restoration itself, a part or all of the patients face can be displayed on the monitor to increase the predictability of treatment results. Using the Smile Design components of the Cerec and inLab software, a digital photograph of the patient can be projected onto a three-dimensional dummy head. In addition to its use for the enhancement of the CAD process, this technology can also be utilized for marketing purposes.
Keywords: CAD/CAM, esthetics, Smile Design, all-ceramic, veneers