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Monday, February 13, 2012

Its Sorta Like a Heli-coil?

But its for the head! The sad thing is this should not have happened. My parents and I have spent a great deal of money and I considerable time to try to keep all my teeth in my head. I am sure I paid for at least two semesters of college tuition for my old Dentist's children. 

I coughed up a crown this weekend. No big deal, but yeah it was this time. It appears there is very little left to attach a new crown to. 

  






















Options? Root canal and hope there is enough tooth to attach a new crown to. To me dicey at best and if it fails you have sunk 1K plus into the effort and THEN do this:



I'm going for the latter but this is ADA tooth number 2. Upper right rear molar. This might impede my efforts at Appleseed coming up in a month or so. 


So it appears that I am going to get my head drilled and tapped! 

26 comments:

  1. Ya'll stop by... out in the barn we've got a bunch of pliers and a drill press and some other equipment... we'll fix ya right up and you'll still have plenty of $$$ for Appleseed shootin'...

    My brother is a dentist and orthodontist... he tells me implants are the way to go... but I can't speak from any first-hand experience... hope all ends well and doesn't cost much more than a Sig...

    Dann in Ohio

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    1. LOL! I have spent a lot of time in a dentist chair and can sorta read the X-rays. Sad really.

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  2. "Life is what happens while you're busy making other plans." (John Lennon)

    True, dat.

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    1. Thanks TJ! Sad that I don't have the perfect teeth after all of this too!

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  4. I had this done last year.
    Everything is working fine so far.
    The hit to the wallet is the worst thing about having one of these.

    Wait until you see the little torque wrench that is used when the "stud" is put in.

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    1. Thanks for the report Jon and Welcome!

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  5. But, it's tactical titanium!! My wife has two, I'm almost jealous.

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  6. Ouch, you needed this like you needed another hole in your head.

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    1. Let me guess, you are here all week right? LOL!

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  7. Ouch. Best of luck. Prayers that all goes well.

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  8. Ugh, sorry to hear it. Mrs. 45er is getting two of those done this year.

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    1. My best to her! I will let you know how it goes.

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  9. That's gonna be interesting :-)

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    1. PH- I hope I'm out for this, I don't know yet.

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  11. I'd suggest going with the implant. Is your dentist giving you the line about smoking and tooth and gum damage? If so it's your choice to do as you wish, if not talk with him so you make an informed decision. I don't smoke but I also don't begrudge others. Hope all goes well for you.

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    1. Thanks for the advice Sport Pilot. Yeah I heard the line. I will know more after my consultation.

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