|My new tooth :)|
That said, holy molar!* I had a fracture line on one of my molars from a very old metal filling, and to correct it, the dentist had to carve out most of my tooth and replace it with a composite made of porcelain. He photographed the contours of my tooth, then used a computer program to create a 3-dimensional diagram of my tooth, which was then carved by a machine. While I was numb and waiting, he took me to the back room to see my tooth being made, and though it wasn't quite a Bernini, it was still incredible. I had no idea that I could have a new tooth made my a computer and a machine in a matter of minutes, how amazing is that??
If y'all are looking for a dentist in the city of Chicago, let me know. Mine is right on the Mag Mile, perfect for post-dental treat yoself shopping.
*Phrase stolen from Andrew.