I had my first of many dental appointments on my way to having an expensive, bright, shiny new tooth. (I think when all is said and done it will take about 6 months...and I kid you not...around $4,000!)
The bottom line is, there really isn't enough tooth to build on, so they need to do an extraction, an implant...and then add a crown to the implant:/ Good times...
I went in last week expecting to have the extraction. Got myself all relaxed and mentally prepared for shots in my mouth and tooth removal.
Mr. Periodontist took a look at my x-rays and said "You have enough jaw bone to do both the extraction and the implant at the same time." "If you're up for it...it'll save you about 4 months of recovery time on your way to your new tooth."
So yeah, I'm up for it. Doesn't save me any money...but time is a good thing too.
Then we spent the day modeling my jaw...
This program was SUPER cool...and according to Periodontist man...it's the newest of the new technology.
Then, they will create a 3d model of my lower jaw and make a guide to drill from.
How crazy is that!?!
I wonder if I could save a few bucks by just adding the tooth in Photoshop...now you're talking my language;)