Maria-Antonela Beldiman, Diana Diaconu-Popa, Monica Tatarciuc, Ovidiu Nicolaiciuc , Cristina Vasilache, Odette Luca
Aim of the study An important innovation in the field of prosthodontics is represented by the emergence of computer aided design and computer aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) technology, which allows to obtain remarkable results in terms of anatomical and functional rehabilitation. Material and methods This study consisted in evaluating the software available on the market, used in prosthetics respecting the technologies and concepts of digital dentistry – among them, an important role is played by the Digital Smile Design method. Articles in the scientific literature (PubMed, Google Scholar) on the use of this software were analysed, and it was observed that allows excellent communication with patients, on one hand, and on the other hand, provides the doctor with the optimal tool for a correct therapeutic option, through algorithms. Results Digital technologies allow accurate treatment planning and facilitate the obtaining of aesthetic, functional and predictable prosthetic structures, Digital Smile Design benefiting from the application of a digital workflow for oral rehabilitation that can be evaluated and analysed by the patient, doctor and technician. Conclusions The information present in the scientific papers shows a positive evolution of digital technologies.