Facial Analysis Video Tutorial for a better Smile Design


By loading the video, you agree to Vimeo's privacy policy.
Learn more

Load video

Using the Facial Analysis for Smile Design

Are you interested in a facial analysis tutorial to understand dental-facial imperfections for an optimal smile design?

In this tutorial MDT Otto Prandtner (co-founder of rezotto production) explains to you in detail the process of thoroughly analyzing the facial features of a patient to ensure the best results of the esthetic dental restoration.

MDT Otto Prandtner has been working innovatively and with a lot of practical experience in the field of patient-oriented treatment methods for years. Thus, the exploration and complexity of asymmetrical facial features and the associated treatment planning is part of his curriculum.

Find out more about an innovative approach to backward planning in dentistry. It allows you to carefully plan the results of the esthetic restorations while ensuring dental facial harmony for a natural smile design. The approach: instead of focusing on achieving the most symmetrical smile, dentists and dental technicians should take into account the asymmetries of their patient’s face. They give them character. 

What can you learn in this tutorial?

  •  identifying the asymmetries of a patient’s facial features step-by-step 
  • treatment planning according to individual and asymmetrical facial aspects for a better aesthetic and functional smile design
  • matching the shade of the veneers (or other dental restorations) to the shade of the white of the eyes for a natural appearance
  • how to produce the analog wax-up and mock-up with the silicone MATRIX Form 60 and the MATRIX Form 85 by anaxDENT
  • perfecting the dental restoration by adjusting the mock-up 

Check out the relating article! 

Dental Asymmetry - Facial Analysis

Analyzing the individual features

Preoperative and post-prosthetic close up smile appearancePersonal close-up analyses:

  • a—upper lip contour describes the incisal edge;
  • c—the dimension of the lower lip describes the width of a single central;
  • d, e—canine rotation describing the wider or smaller facial side (wider side—the canine is rotated distally out; smaller side—the canine is mesial rotated)


Mock-Up for the Smile Design

Predictable Smile Design

Advantages for planning and implementation of the therapyBy using digital information and detailed planning in advance, results can be more predictable and patient satisfaction increases after the final treatment.

Personal facial analyses:

  •  b—corner of the mouth shows the longer and shorter face;
  • d, e—canine rotation describing the wider or smaller facial side (wider side—the canine is rotated distally out; smaller side—the canine is mesial rotated)
  • f—the Pogonion (on the lower chin) shows the direction of the central incisor

Facial Analysis for Smile Design

Mirrored facial sides

Isn’t it interesting that we find an asymmetrical face more attractive but we prefer a symmetrical smile!

We found out that we can achieve better patient oriented esthetics by understanding the dental-facial imperfections.

Isn’t it interesting how facial analysis of the non dominant fit’s the tooth position the same as the dominant facial side fit’s her tooth position?

Discover our patient-oriented approach to the topic of dental identity and the detailed practical applications.