For those of you following along with my mini saga, I go for dental surgery … tomorrow.
After seeing the first dentist on Monday, I was given two options for my dental dilemma. Neither of them very desirable. But, given the crown is chipped, the root fixture is cracked, and the titanium post is bent. Which, I am told, is a first! I can no longer have a crown, as is.
The two options offered were polar opposites.
Option one: have the leftover root pulled. Cost: a couple hundred bucks. Con: gapping hole in the back of my mouth. Pro: will not affect my smile.
Option two: a dental implant. Cost: $5000 (faints!) Con: cost, cost, cost, and yes, considerable work would be needed (think several months and more pain!). Pro: guaranteed for life. Yeah!
So guess who has opted for option one? Yes, me. The dead root gets pulled tomorrow at 9 am.
Wish me luck, or something … I definitely need something.