Elena Luca, Cristina Iordache, Oana Țânculescu, Zenaida Surlari, Dragoș Virvescu, Laura Checheriță, Arina Ciocan-Pendefunda, Maria-Antonela Beldiman
ABSTRACT The main purpose of oral rehabilitation is to restore the aesthetic appearance, to the dental level in accordance with the surrounding tissues and correlated with the facial appearance. In the last period of time, there were developed and introduced several computer software programs for Digital Smile Design (DSD), both in research activity and in clinical practice. Material and methods A 36-year-old female patient with aesthetic and functional disturbances, were evaluated in order to a complex rehabilitation treatment plan. Because there was complete mouth rehabilitation necessary, we decided to use the Digital Smile Design, after the initial clinical examination – all facial aspects, dental and gingival contours elements. Results After the Digital Smile Design simulation, the team dentist-dental technician decided to prepare a mock-up for a better and realistic image of the future prosthetic rehabilitation. Conclusions: The use of Digital Smile Design offers the possibility of restoring aesthetic aspects, correlated with the understanding of the dynamic movement and the connections between the teeth, gums, lips and smile, in order to increase the level of satisfaction of the patient with the complex prosthetic treatment.