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Mon, Apr. 14th, 2008, 06:03 pm
eh....

went to the dentist to make impressions of my teeth so they can make me a false tooth.

april 25, they do the surgery to remove my front tooth. i will then spend all summer with my fake tooth... it's supposed to stay in place thanks to some weird suction cup thing. i don't know.

anyway. i got the cost estimate for the surgery, plus everything related to the upcoming titanium implant thingy in august.

$4200 (25 000 SEK).

yeah.

some of that will be covered by the new government dental aid plan, but most of it will probably not be.

that's in addition to the $3000 i spent in dental work between august 2006 and april 2007.

i don't really have anything to add. i don't think there's much i can add. it just plain sucks.

Mon, Apr. 14th, 2008 04:21 pm (UTC)
disedatter

Oh. My. God.

I don't think there's much I can say either, except "Yeah. That sucks".

Mon, Apr. 14th, 2008 09:16 pm (UTC)
somabish

yeah it's pretty much crazy, and since it's my front tooth, i can't exactly not go through with putting a replacement there... meh. oh well. at least i'm doing okay at work and live well, so this should be fine, but.. i'd much rather have all this money put away in savings than stuck in my mouth. :)

Mon, Apr. 14th, 2008 05:28 pm (UTC)
nymsa

oh that does suck! ugh!

i had a tooth removed in december (after an unsuccessful root canal and unsuccessful minor oral sugery) and we were discussing various expensive methods to replace it. however, it's towards the back of my mouth and i've mostly gotten used to the gap, so i'm just leaving it for now. not so much an option with the front tooth. :/

i hope aid/insurance/etc covers more than you expect.

Mon, Apr. 14th, 2008 09:21 pm (UTC)
somabish

yeah, with the front tooth, i can't really do much else but pay and get it done with - if i go cheap or didn't replace it at all, it'll look horrible everytime i open my mouth or smile. so.. gotta do it. hey, at least i'll be able to do it, even if it means being broke for a few months. it could be worse.

i hope the aid covers more, too, because right now... meh. oh well.

teeth, huh? silly things. :)