Thursday, July 15, 2010

Who Likes To Go To the Dentist? Raise Your Hand

Can you see me? I am holding up my hand. I'll tell you why if you continue reading this post.
I looked forward to going to the dentist yesterday.

As I walked into the office I was greeted by these 3 big smiles. I always enjoy seeing each of them.

This is my dentist. He is getting ready to do a CEREC crown on one of my teeth.

This is a 3 dimensional view taken with a special camera on the computer screen. Now he will use his skill to build a crown that will fit in my mouth.

This is the almost completed image ready to be made into a cap.

My crown is being made in this top machine in 8 minutes.

While my crown was being created my friend Char who I had not seen in a long long time came in from a different operatory and we each got our calendars out and made a dinner date for next week.

I heard the word PERFECT when it came out of the machine. It fit perfectly between my other two teeth. Within minutes it was cemented in my mouth and I was on my way home with a brand new crown in less than an hour.

No temporary, no wait for 2 weeks to see if it fit and possibly had to be made again.

As I started to leave I met two more of my smiling favorite people who work there.

I always stop in the front office to see two more of my favorite people. Look at those big smiles.

I like to think my dentist inherited some of his artistic skill required to make a perfectly fitting crown on the computer from me.

The rest of the office staff are no relation, just the best office staff in an dental office anywhere.


Barbara Strobel Lardon said...

This is a first for me! You really had fun!!! Is that possible????

Amazing what they can do now in a short period of time and the equipment they have to do it. A whole new world from when we were young and even getting a shot before drilling was excruciating pain.

Suzanne said...

OMG! I can't believe I found another soul who likes going to the dentist! Most people I know fear and avoid them as much as they could. I thought I'm the only person who enjoys seeing the dentists, Laurel, MD dental clinics.

Whenever I visit, the staff never fail to greet me with their warmest smiles. I am so proud that the Laurel, MD dentists provide their residents with exceptional service.

We are both lucky, Kay. We get to enjoy our dental visits! Ha! Ha!