Thursday, August 12, 2010
A digital picture was taken of my crown while it was on my tooth for reference. Then it was removed. Following the usual cleanup of the underlying tooth (Novicane and all,), another picture was taken. Then, sitting right beside me, the dentist used the computer aided tools to construct my new crown. The design process took all of about 10 minutes.
Sitting back and relaxing for about 30 minutes, the finished product, a purple looking crown was brought to me for inspection. Then it was fitted for final location and minor traditional grinding in my mouth. Back to the system for baking in an oven for the hardening and final color, and about 30 minutes after that it was cemented in place and I was on my way.
Yes, dentistry has come into the digital age; now if we can just get past the shots!
Posted by Mike Ungerman at 8:39 AM