Take a New Smile on a Test Drive

PreNew PreView

Courtesy of Jason J. Kim

If you’re needing or looking into a cosmetic dental procedure to help restore your smile, wouldn’t you like to know and see exactly how you will look? You can usually test drive a car before you buy, which is something you will invest thousands of dollars in and have to use every day for at least 2-3 years. With a dental procedure, that’s also an investment of thousands of dollars and it’s something you’ll have to live with for the rest of your life. So yes, most of us would like to know from the get-go exactly how a costly dental procedure will improve our smile or give us what we’re looking for in a procedure.

A new dental technology is on the horizon that will allow patients to take their future smiles for test drive.

Called PreNew PreView (PNPV), the technology creates a digital smile preview that will fit over the patient’s existing teeth to show them exactly how they will look post-procedure. Dentists have been able to create images that would show what the patient could look like before and after the treatment, but those images won’t give the patient the full experience they would have in actually seeing how they would look with the new teeth. With the PNPV, patients can see how the teeth will look when they’re naturally smiling, talking, etc.[..Read More]