J Korean Acad Prosthodont.  2019 Oct;57(4):425-431. 10.4047/jkap.2019.57.4.425.

Digital approach integrating 3D facial scan and a virtual mockup for esthetic restorative treatment: A case report

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  • 1Department of Prosthodontics, School of Dentistry, Kyungpook National University, Daegu, Republic of Korea. deweylee@knu.ac.kr
  • 2Institute for Translational Research in Dentistry, Kyungpook National University, Daegu, Republic of Korea.

Abstract

This clinical case report describes the digital workflow that combines a face scan, cone beam computed tomography and an intraoral scan to visualize the outcome of prosthodontic treatment in the anterior region. This approach improves communication between clinic, laboratory and patients. A patient with healthy general condition came for a restorative treatment to treat post-traumatic central incisors of maxilla. A virtual patient replica was made by incorporating a face scan, cone beam computed tomography and an intraoral scan. Design mockup of definitive restorations was shown to the patient and modified according to the patient's desire. This digital workflow facilitates the fabrication of optimal esthetic restorations, and enhances the predictability of outcome of restorations.

Keyword

Digital workflow; Face scan; Cone-beam computed tomography; Intraoral scan; Image merging; Visualization
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