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The crown: out with the old, in the with new

Airman 1st Class Amy Demitre, 90th Medical Group dental assistant, returns to her patient after taking an x-ray of a crowned tooth at the dental clinic on F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyo., Dec. 19, 2017. The patient came in with a silver crown, and it was replaced with a reinforced porcelain crown to imitate a natural looking tooth. The mission of the U.S. Air Force Dental Corps is to achieve superior oral health and global readiness through safe, effective and patient-centered care. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Abbigayle Wagner)

Airman 1st Class Amy Demitre, 90th Medical Group dental assistant, returns to her patient after taking an x-ray of a crowned tooth at the dental clinic on F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyo., Dec. 19, 2017. The patient came in with a silver crown, and it was replaced with a reinforced porcelain crown to imitate a natural looking tooth. The mission of the U.S. Air Force Dental Corps is to achieve superior oral health and global readiness through safe, effective and patient-centered care. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Abbigayle Wagner)

Dental tools are displayed in preparation for the dentist to replace a tooth crown at the dental clinic on F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyo., Dec. 19, 2017. The various tools are prepared by the dental assistant before every appointment and are laid out according to the appointment needs. The mission of the U.S. Air Force Dental Corps is to achieve superior oral health and global readiness through safe, effective and patient-centered care. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Abbigayle Wagner)

Dental tools are displayed in preparation for the dentist to replace a tooth crown at the dental clinic on F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyo., Dec. 19, 2017. The various tools are prepared by the dental assistant before every appointment and are laid out according to the appointment needs. The mission of the U.S. Air Force Dental Corps is to achieve superior oral health and global readiness through safe, effective and patient-centered care. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Abbigayle Wagner)

Captain Corey Cook, 90th Medical Group dentist, and Airman 1st Class Amy Demitre, 90th Medical Group dental assistant, scans a patients teeth to make a 3-D photo after removing a silver crown at the dental clinic on F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyo., Dec. 19, 2017. The intraoral scanner allows the crown to be designed, made and placed during one appointment, whereas the old technology would take multiple appointments and temporarily result in the patient becoming non-deployable until the new crown was placed. The mission of the U.S. Air Force Dental Corps is to achieve superior oral health and global readiness through safe, effective and patient-centered care. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Abbigayle Wagner)

Captain Corey Cook, 90th Medical Group dentist, and Airman 1st Class Amy Demitre, 90th Medical Group dental assistant, scans a patients teeth to make a 3-D photo after removing a silver crown at the dental clinic on F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyo., Dec. 19, 2017. The intraoral scanner allows the crown to be designed, made and placed during one appointment, whereas the old technology would take multiple appointments and temporarily result in the patient becoming non-deployable until the new crown was placed. The mission of the U.S. Air Force Dental Corps is to achieve superior oral health and global readiness through safe, effective and patient-centered care. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Abbigayle Wagner)

Captain Corey Cook, 90th Medical Group dentist, inspects the patients silver crown before starting the procedure of replacing the current crown with a reinforced porcelain crown at the dental clinic on F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyo., Dec. 19, 2017. The crown replacement provided a more natural looking tooth. The mission of the U.S. Air Force Dental Corps is to achieve superior oral health and global readiness through safe, effective and patient-centered care. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Abbigayle Wagner)

Captain Corey Cook, 90th Medical Group dentist, inspects the patients silver crown before starting the procedure of replacing the current crown with a reinforced porcelain crown at the dental clinic on F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyo., Dec. 19, 2017. The crown replacement provided a more natural looking tooth. The mission of the U.S. Air Force Dental Corps is to achieve superior oral health and global readiness through safe, effective and patient-centered care. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Abbigayle Wagner)

Captain Corey Cook, 90th Medical Group dentist, prepares the reinforced porcelain to be cut into a crown that was designed earlier in the appointment at the dental clinic on F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyo., Dec. 19, 2017. The milling unit allows for work to be done in house reducing the amount of time it takes to treat a patient, and reducing the amount of lab work needing to be sent to the regional dental lab. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Abbigayle Wagner)

Captain Corey Cook, 90th Medical Group dentist, prepares the reinforced porcelain to be cut into a crown that was designed earlier in the appointment at the dental clinic on F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyo., Dec. 19, 2017. The milling unit allows for work to be done in house reducing the amount of time it takes to treat a patient, and reducing the amount of lab work needing to be sent to the regional dental lab. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Abbigayle Wagner)

A dental curing light is scanning along the crown recently placed inside the patient’s mouth at the dental clinic at F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyo., Dec. 19, 2017. The light helps set the crown and sealant into place and is one of the final steps to replace a tooth’s crown. The mission of the U.S. Air Force Dental Corps is to achieve superior oral health and global readiness through safe, effective and patient-centered care. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Abbigayle Wagner)

A dental curing light is scanning along the crown recently placed inside the patient’s mouth at the dental clinic at F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyo., Dec. 19, 2017. The light helps set the crown and sealant into place and is one of the final steps to replace a tooth’s crown. The mission of the U.S. Air Force Dental Corps is to achieve superior oral health and global readiness through safe, effective and patient-centered care. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Abbigayle Wagner)

The patient looks at his new crown after an appointment at the dental clinic on F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyo., Dec. 19, 2017. The patient had a silver crown replaced with a reinforced porcelain crown. With the 90th Medical Group Dental Clinic’s new technology the procedure did not affect the patients work status or deployment ability. The mission of the U.S. Air Force Dental Corps is to achieve superior oral health and global readiness through safe, effective and patient-centered care. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Abbigayle Wagner)

The patient looks at his new crown after an appointment at the dental clinic on F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyo., Dec. 19, 2017. The patient had a silver crown replaced with a reinforced porcelain crown. With the 90th Medical Group Dental Clinic’s new technology the procedure did not affect the patients work status or deployment ability. The mission of the U.S. Air Force Dental Corps is to achieve superior oral health and global readiness through safe, effective and patient-centered care. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Abbigayle Wagner)

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