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Old 08-26-04, 06:58 PM
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I got a crown today...

...well, prepped for a crown. A peice of my one tooth broke off a few months back... so today was my first dentist apointment to fix it. The dentist drilled out my original filling, then drilled out some of the tooth, then "prepped" it by laying down some foundation... than he drilled some more of that prepped surface, then he mounted a temporary crown.

He took some before/after molds for the real crown that will be attached on the sept. 9th.

It wasn't that painfull, although there was some occasion sharp pain during the drilling.

The dentist out more novacine in me than ever before and my left jaw (from wisdom to incissors) was numb for 5+ hours.

The temp crown feels really weird since it is of a different texture.

The whole process is going to $900ish - so I am now the $900 man.

I was going to post a pic - but thought it would be to gross.
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Woah! Me neither!

WELCOME to the Family!

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Damn!! $900?? No dental ins?
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for a second I thought that you had gone to burger king...
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Originally posted by MJKTool
Damn!! $900?? No dental ins?
I have to pay a little less than 1/2 w/ my insurance... so around $430 ish
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Isn't the technical term a "tiara"?
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Originally posted by juanmgonzalez
for a second I thought that you had gone to burger king...
Sniped!

That was my thought too but you beat me to the post.

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I got my first crown early in the year. Unfortunately, a tooth that was slated to have a cavity filled soon broke. I had to have the first part of the root canal procedure (extraction... ugh) done on Monday. Next Wednesday I get the temporary crown put in.

Unfortunatetly - again, I will more than likely need two more crowns, as these two are the result of getting 'sealants' put on my back molars when I was nine or ten.
The way the procedure was done back then wasn't as good as it is now, or my dentist fucked up. But somehow, stuff got trapped under the sealant and I guess has eaten away at my back teeth for years until now.. when they're starting to decay. Argh..

You're over the worst part of the procedure though. I'm... getting there.
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thanks
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Originally posted by DAC
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man - sure is a lot of hair under that crown!

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Heavy is the head....
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Coincidence! I got a crown earlier this afternoon. The final one. Took off the temp and now my mouth is pretty again. I sure have a purty mouth.
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WOW Jason! That's some BIG BUCKS for one tooth, but not uncommon nowadays...and I'm glad to hear that "it" will soon be beautiful once again!

But, Be-vare...take care....BE-VARE!!!

POOL DA STRINK!!! POOL DA STRINK!!!





Welcome to my OWN "Crown Nightmare"...(or whatnot...)...

When I was a kid (like around 8 or 9 years old...) I had a couple stainless steel crowns installed, and one night I was coming back from a drive-in movie with my folks, and in the back seat (if you can call it that in a XK-150 Jaguar) I was suckin' on a piece of a "Bit-O-Honey" (that's a "taffy-like" candy with peanuts, for those of you that may not know), and I knew it was a bad idea, but couldn't resist, and I bit into it and stuck to my back teeth like tar.

Here's what the wrapper/candy bar thing looks like:



Well, when I tried to seperate my molars, one of my crowns came off and stuck in that epoxy-like candy, and I was so afraid of my Dad getting mad at me about it, I just totally freaked-out, nearly had a nervous breakdown right there in the back seat, and in that stunned moment, I pulled it out of my mouth and threw it out of the back "wing" window of the 150, as we drove down the freeway.

&

The next day, after a sleepless night, I thought to just tell the truth, but after seeing my Dad sitting there at his desk, sweat started to appear on my little forehead, and my heart started to race, and the "truth" started to become cloudy, and not unlike that kid in "A Christmas Story" when he made up a lie about how a piece of ice fell off the roof and broke his glasses, when in fact it was a BB he shot from his Red Rider BB Gun, I said something like, "I can't find my crown. It must have just come off in my sleep...and I must have swallowed it or something", and without hesitation, I started crying, and getting all red-faced and hyperventilating, and with a cup of snot running down my face, my Mom opened her arms and I ran to her, and she put them around me like a Mother Hen, and gave me that, "AW...poor baby" stuff, and as I peeked up over her arms at my Dad, he was shaking his head while at the same time giving me that, "YOU STUPID SON OF A B...." constipated look, but thank Gawd, Ma was right there to protect me from the big bad man.

...and the Dentist said that happens a lot, and not to worry because it would come out..."naturally"...

(...thinking that I "actually" swallowed it...but we know better...don't we? )

OH, WELL...

Like they say, "Hindsight is 20/20", and looking back tonight, I could have just saved it and had it reinstalled (at a nominal fee), but if your not careful, fear can cause you to do foolish things, and as it turned out, my Pop, had to *POP* (as it were), for a brand new one.



theek bad!

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The whole process is going to $900ish - so I am now the $900 man.
I have dental insurance and most do not cover the entire cost. I just spent about $400.00 on mine.
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If your going to get a crown, get a root canal. If you don't when you need a root canal they will have to go through the crown, thereby destroying it. Then it will be twice as expensive!
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crowns suck...... i have one and now its disturbing the other teeth...... it sucks....



i want it removed instead
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Originally posted by raven56706
crowns suck...... i have one and now its disturbing the other teeth...... it sucks....i want it removed instead


Worked for me!

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I've had to get 3 root canals and 3crowns (1 on a molar which was a bitch) within the past month.....I feel no pity for you people!
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My dad had a tooth rot away from the inside, it was one of the most painful things in his life. Up until that point, he never had any dental problems, not even a cavity.
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Originally posted by MJKTool
I've had to get 3 root canals and 3crowns (1 on a molar which was a bitch) within the past month.....I feel no pity for you people!

Molars?

How much did all that cost you?
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Anyone remember these commercials?
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Originally posted by adamblast
Anyone remember these commercials?
"It's not nice to fool Mother Nature!"

Oh, wait a minute...

I THOUGHT I did...

Wasn't that:



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I will probably be getting a root canal/crowning done in the next month myself(unless I get lucky and the cavity isn't as deep as they suspect). Unfortunately for me, it will all be coming out of my pocket if they have to, all $1500 and something.

But it's a front tooth, I wouldn't have one of those pulled, if it was a back one I would probably have them just yank it.
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Originally posted by icondude
Molars?

How much did all that cost you?
Yeah one was a molar, which was the worst experience I've had at the dentist to date. And I aint done yet either. When all is said and done total cost should be around $3600; and thats with dental insurance covering about 70%. Last dentist royally fucked me up.

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