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High Tech Dental

Posted on April 6, 2011 by under Life.    

So, have I told you how cool our new dentist is. They have one of the most high tech facilities that I have ever seen.
Last Saturday I had to get a new crown put on one of my teeth. In the past it was a long process where I hade to get an impression, have a temp put on, wait two weeks while it was sent out and made then come back and have the new one put on. Not this time.

Here is a video of my tooth being made.

Here is what it looked like after, before they stuffed it in my head.
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And the days of those tacky dental impressions are in the past. They have digital imagery that does most of the work for you. This machine was the coolest. They had to spray a powder on your teeth that is the same stuff they print on M&M’s. Then they take a little camera and take a few pictures. Once they have all of the images, the computer finds the best match out of over 4000 possibilities. Then it provides a number and that tells you what porcelain blank to put into the machine. Then, 12 minutes later, you have a tooth.
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All-in-all, I would say that my experience was awesome. I have to go back next month for a few filling replacements. Hopefully it will be just as rewarding.

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Jo  on April 7, 2011

Hmmm…I think my last one was not like that. It took me quite a while. Although, I must say I am still happy with the results. Having lived through a gazillion years, I observed technology in all aspects make the job, easier, more efficient, more accurate for the Professionals, although still achieving the results desired.
God bless technology and those who embrace it, although his best creation is still the man with the progressive brain. (that is if the man realizes half of what he is capable with the brain he has been given freely.)

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