Friday, December 9, 2011

One Step Removed From The Crown

Progress has seemed glacial all along, but today saw one step closer to the end of the saga of the late lamented tooth #27. I traveled to the dentist's office to have the impression taken for the implant's crown. The man used a grinder on the adjoining teeth to get a bit of clearance, unscrewed the oral surgeon's temporary abutment and replaced it with the real, permanent one, and then stuck an undersized version of your typical caulking gun into my mouth. The solidified result of the squishy stuff that came out of it will be sent off to the lab to be used to manufacture the crown. I will return on December 22 to have it installed.

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