Yesterday I got a crown on one of my teeth, mostly it wasn't a bad expierence, actually it was pretty cool compared to my other 2 crowns. (none of them are gold, so don't get any ideas about mugging me for my teeth) Anyway, the dentist has this new machine for making crowns, when I got my other 2, they took a mold of my teeth, then ground the tooth down that needed the crown, made another mold, sent it off and a month later you got your final crown and went back in, they pulled the temporary one off and put the pretty finished one on. Well, with this new machine its all in one day, they start off by taking 3 images of your tooth, the computer makes a 3D rendering of your tooth and the teeth on either side of it, they grind your tooth down, then take 3 more images, the computer then creates a 3D rendering of what your crown should look like, the dentist then goes in and shapes and tweeks the crown to something he likes, he can look at your tooth from every angle and how it interacts with the other teeth, it was really cool, then to top it all of, when the dentist is done, he basically hits the print key and another machine which has porcelon blanks in it starts carving your tooth.. it is totally cool.
Music Listened to: Love and Rockets 80-D
Food Eaten: because of the crown, it was comfort food Portebello Mushroom burgers
Moral of the Day: even though the expierence was cool, my mouth still hurts