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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

I've got my smile back! (finally)

After months of work and waiting, and a lot of money spent, I'm finally done with dental work for a while! (Knock on wood).

Yesterday I got my three crowns and one bridge tooth put on and they're a perfect fit. Ever since the one tooth broke in January, it's been an ordeal. First I had to have the tooth surgically removed, then I had to wait for the socket to heal, then I had to have the three teeth behind it prepared for crowns. The lab that creates the crowns, and the bridge, normally takes two weeks to complete their work. The first time they were done I went in, but one of the crowns wasn't a perfect fit, so everything had to be sent back. It took three weeks the second time, but yesterday I went to the dentist and everything fit just right. What a relief!

My smile looks and feels completely normal again, for the first time this year. Everything looks great--which it should considering that all this work cost me $3900, only $1000 of which my insurance covered. And that's not counting the money I spent at the oral surgeon's office in January, or the cost of the two root canals that led to all this misery last June. Still, who can put a price on a big, happy smile? I might be broke, but at least I can smile with confidence again!

And I don't want to see the dentist again for at least another year.

Early morning, just-crawled-out-of bed selfie.

16 comments:

  1. I wish i had a smile like that

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  2. Wow, what a lovely smile. Can't put a price on that!

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  3. You have a wonderful smile and nobody would guess you have only just come out of bed, Jennifer!! If I didn't know (more or less) your age, I'd never believe it!

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  4. They look very natural and the financial pain must be softened by you being very happy with the result.

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  5. Your smile is perfection dear Jennifer. What a staggering cost though.

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  6. Thank you all for the kind words. You made me blush! Only one tooth that was worked on (the one directly behind my right eyetooth) is even visible when I smile, but I feel so much better having had the work done.

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  7. That looks wonderful Jennifer.

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  8. Perfect smile. It is worth all the money you spent.

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  9. You look good. If it is any consolation, that work would have been 4 times as much here.

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  10. That's a million dollar smile!...Well $3900 might as well be a million dollars. Looking good girl. Looking good.

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  11. Perfect smile.
    I know you feel better when you can smile !
    Plus no pain.

    cheers, parsnip

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  12. Good news. My wife is flying back to Europe from Australia as I write, and will visit her dentist in the UK. I'm not sure what happened, but she needs urgent work.

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  13. Hallelujah! And such a beautiful smile, too!

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