Monday, January 11, 2010

Crumbling Teeth

Never fails; as soon as the cold weather arrives my teeth fall apart. Little chunks breaking off from the awful fillings in the back. I tried having some of these old silver fillings replaced with crowns, but what a disaster that turned out to be. The crowns all fell off and took an extra piece of tooth with them. The dental plan wouldn't cover replacements, because it had been less than five years since I had them done and some of them don't have enough tooth left to do much with.

I was a candidate for implants to be done at the University. Graduate students under supervision. Last year when then found out I was taking Prednisone, they wouldn't continue with the work. I called them today to activate my file and let them know I am drug free(except for the occasional THC) . You might think me crazy letting students mess with my teeth. Honestly though, I am much less nervous going to the university dental clinic, than I am going to a regular dentist. All the activity and busyness of the place is distracting So many people there suffering like me makes it a little easier to take. I have completely lost my faith in dentists due to all the butchers who have made my teeth worse. I was at the point of seriously considering getting the works pulled out and getting dentures.

I'll take one more crack at this implant thing and see how that goes. Implants can only be done on bottom teeth so I have no clue what they have planned for the top ones. I hate it !!


Rei said...

I'm sorry to hear that, Carole... I remember the hell that my child's father went through with his teeth until he finally just said the hell with it and had them all pulled out. I hope it doesn't come down to that with you. Best of luck!


Taxingwoman said...

Hi! Rei Yeah still don't know the verdict on my teeth

Diane J Standiford said...

UGH, all I can say is good luck. I hope all goes well.

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