Monday, January 31, 2011
A Day at the Dentist
This is my dentist. It was very interesting to watch him at work today..
Here it is on the screen:
After the image is made, the dentist did the detailed work of triming it to the exact proportions he wanted it to be. Then he sent it to another machine that would actually make the tooth replacement part, right in his office, which took about twenty minutes.
Here is the machine, called Cerac. It is an amazing little piece of equiptment.
This is not mine, but one that had to be stopped during the process. You can get an idea of what it is like when it is finished being milled.
Below is my tooth.
All in a days work I guess.
And as for me, I have a new tooth, AND a FIELD TRIP, all in one day! (Actually, it only took about three hours.)