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    I just got a tooth crown, CNC-machined in the dentist's office while I waited, from a 3D model generated from digital images of the original tooth and the "stub" after the dentist had ground it down. The whole procedure, start to finish, took a bit over 3 hours. This is the company that makes the equipment:

    It was quite amazing. The CNC machining was done on a little desktop unit with two spindles that machined the ceramic blank from opposite sides. Once the machining was done, the dentist applied a clear glaze and fired the crown in an oven before installing it.
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    thats not exactly new but fascinating much quicker than the old way but in my opinion not as accurate.keep smilingAlistair
    Please excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease


    • #3
      The only thing keeping CNC dentistry out of your mouth is the head crashes -- ouch!
      "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did."