International Arab Journal of Dentistry


BACKGROUND: This report is a presentation of a clinical case that follows the Visagism concept for 2D planning and, CAD (Exo CAD) for 3D desiging along 3D printed diagnostic wax-up model for closure of anterior spacing.

Case presentation: A 24-year-old man presented with midline diastema and anterior spacing 11–13, 21–23 and wants a smile designed. This concern was solved following a smile design (Visagism) planned digitally for diagnostic wax and printing a 3D model. The matrix transfer technique has been used to directly convey planned information from 3D-printed diagnostic wax-up to definitive restorations.

Conclusion: In this day and age, cosmetics and aesthetics are more important than ever. Everyone wants to look good and have a great smile. The smile design has been made quite simple by DSD, which offers multiple benefits but also some drawbacks. The notion of a digital smile is a useful tool for visually expressing the patient's problem. In addition to benefiting patients in visualising their treatment results, it enhances clinical diagnosis and planning.