Digital workflow has revolutionized the field of dentistry. In addition to digital radiographs and photographs, a 3-dimensional (3D) virtual patient can be created for diagnosing and simulating an entire treatment plan noninvasively. Furthermore, digital workflow allows for sharing treatment plan data immediately with other professionals via network-communication tools. These, in turn, help to achieve patient expectations.

When combined with intra- and extraoral scanners, facial analyses such as digital smile design are significant beneficial to the esthetic demands of the patient. Moreover, combination and integration of all data from hard (cone-beam computerized tomography [CBCT]) and soft tissues (intra- and extraoral scans) to be used during virtual surgical and prosthetic planning enable an even better prediction of treatment outcomes. Among the advantages of the aforementioned methodology are the virtual wax-up tools for easy adjustments of teeth, shape, size, and position, as well as occlusal modifications according to the patient's...

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