The planning tool works by layering the design of proposed restorations on 2D photos of patients. Up until now, creating new smiles has been a cumbersome and lengthy process. Now with 3Shape Smile Design it’s possible in just a few minutes.
The patient, doctor and lab technician work together as a team to evaluate esthetics directly from the patient’s photo. This creates a workflow that involves the patient right from the start and helps to drive treatment acceptance.
Proposed smile designs can then be brought into 3Shape Dental System software. Using the software’s RealView engine, the 2D picture is merged with 3D digital impressions from e.g., TRIOS intraoral scanner, for creating highly esthetic functional designs. The option of producing a mockup of the final restoration allows the patient to literally, try on the new smile. Once approved, manufacture of the restoration is made from the same files.