Modern Day Crown Replacement and This Raspberry Vine Trimmer Is the Ticket

Wednesday February 8, 2023 Guerneville CA.

Dentist day

I had a crown that had some decay under it, so it had to come off and I needed a new one put back on once it was fixed.

My dentist was just bought out by another guy when she retired so I met the new guy.

He tends to be modern and has a lot of new digital equipment, so things are done a bit differently as far as crowns are concerned.

He takes digital images that are combined to make the new crown and doesn’t use any molding stuff, so things are a bit easier on the patient. The machine forms the new crown around all the other teeth, so it seems to fit well.

The new machine took five minutes to cut the new crown out and then 20 minutes in the oven to cure so I  had to wait for that, then he cemented the new crown in and that was done, except for the paying for it, just a bit over 1700 bucks.

One of the nicest things about this new process is they no longer have to press the cord into your gums to form the impression for the mold, which is much easier on the patient and it only takes one visit instead of two. There are no molds with this new process.

Water main project

After that, I went on home and chatted with my brother about  his water main project as far as what parts he needed. Back to work on that tomorrow.

This trimmer is the ticket

I’d borrowed this trimmer machine from my brother Barry to try trimming all the raspberry vines I have around here, starting with these ones. I just want to cut them back so they are about two feet high.vines


This is the trimmer I used. It started right up.trimmer


It took  me about five minutes to do that small patch. The only draw back is my left arm was getting real sore, like I had a bad Charlie horse. It hurt pretty good, but I had more to do, the big raspberry patch in the back, this one.patch


That patch took about a half hour with a short break or two to rest my sore arm. It looks like it has a shoulder strap but I didn’t have it.

The big raspberry patch trimmed up and ready to go for another year of berries.trimmed


I got that job done just before dark and then sat around for a bit just enjoying the evening.

Nice day.

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4 Responses to Modern Day Crown Replacement and This Raspberry Vine Trimmer Is the Ticket

  1. Gaelyn says:

    Glad the tooth is fixed. Probably 1/4 the price with all the modern dodads in Mexico. I drool just thinking about all those berries.

  2. Patsy Irene says:

    Glad you got the tooth fixed easily. I’ve never had a crown, just the one i wear everyday. Haha
    Hope your arm better soon.

  3. Judith says:

    Haven’t had a crown in years. Now I know what my pocketbook can expect, though I’m not sure the locals will be so high tech. That’s a lot of raspberry trimming. Always sorry not to like raspberries. All your unwanted blackberries are my thing. Hope your arm gets better. Sounds like it’s finaly quit raining around there.

  4. Nancy K says:

    Great news about the dentist, but I’m hoping I never have to check out the new process. I know the arm pain … it came from my chain saw on a stick when trimming trees!! Hope your arm is feeling better today.

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