Smile designer

  • US 8,545,221 B2
  • Filed: 01/09/2012
  • Issued: 10/01/2013
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/23/2008
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A computing device, comprising:

  • a processor;

    a data storage device communicatively coupled to the processor, the data storage device containing executable instructions to cause the computing device to;

    receive an image of a patient'"'"'s teeth;

    define a smile inner lip line from the image of the patient'"'"'s teeth and identify a number of teeth within a boundary area of the smile inner lip line as the patient'"'"'s smile;

    select an image of a restored smile from a digital smile library database of images of restored smiles;

    superimpose the selected image of the restored smile over the image of the patient'"'"'s teeth using the identified patient'"'"'s smile; and

    create a dental treatment plan to create an improved smile for the patient based on the selected image of the restored smile.

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