Two days ago I had a lower, right molar extracted. Tooth #31. Apparently I had cracked it or something. I believe I injured it as a result of bruxism (teeth grinding). Anyway, once the tooth was pulled, the dentist reiterated that an implant would be his recommendation.
That's where I am now. Do I or don't I?
The cost of an implant is pretty damn steep. At least $3500. And I pay out of pocket, so I have to watch every penny.
I'm online right now, searching the internet, reading testimonials of the pros and cons of implants. 99% of what I'm reading is from folks who agree with my dentist. In fact, I've read only one testimonial from a disgruntled customer of an implant. And, whew, she was plenty disappointed.
Geez! I've got some serious thinking to do. Tomorrow, I'm gonna go to my dentist and get a printout of all necessary costs, then go from there.
I wanna live WITH 'em. DON'T wanna live WITHOUT 'em!