In this medical video learn how digital technology helps magazine models look flawless. Now, it also can help you see what you teeth will look like before you make changes.
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Jennifer Matthews: White, shiny and straight everyone want the perfect smile. Dr. Steven Feldman: here I will show you how that works. Jennifer Matthews: Dentist Steven Feldman, has developed a new technology that can help you get the teeth you want.. XCPT converts X-rays and digital photos into computer-generated images, so patients can see what their dental work will look like. Dr. Steven Feldman: Patients were more accepting of what their issues were and they were accepting of our recommendations, which was really nice. It was a good feeling. Jennifer Matthews: Take Gary Trombley. He suffers from severe decay. But before having surgery, he gets to see what will happen. Dr. Steven Feldman: And what I need to do is to take this gum line and litarally grab that and surgically drop like that. Bob Dennison: I don't comprehend it as well unless I can see it and hear it, so it really helps that way. Jennifer Matthews: 52 year old Bob Dennison not only sees what's wrong on his x-rays,. Dr. Steven Feldman: So there is your severe decay, decay, decay, decay off. Jennifer Matthews: But with a digital photo, Dr. Feldman shows Bob how he can change his appearance. Dr. Steven Feldman: Well that's the difference, that's how you are going to look. Bob Dennison: It's amazing. A picture is worth a 1,000 words. Steven Feldman: Let me take a look and see how the implants we are doing appear. Jennifer Matthews: Doug Mann is six months into a nine-month plan to fix his teeth. The software gave him the confidence to do it. Doug Mann: You know you have a problem. Now you see the problem. Now you understand what he has to do Jennifer Matthews: And with doctor and patient on the same page, they'll both be smiling in the end. This is Jennifer Matthews reporting.
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