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Mr. Laz
05-03-2005, 02:07 PM
3 freakin' crowns?!??!?!?!?!?




they are saying that my old metal fillings are cracking my teeth and now i need to have all of them replaced with porcelain fillings. Some of the teeth are too cracked to just fix and i need to have 3 crowns.



$2000 bucks worth of crowns :cuss:



grab a mirror and check your mouths people ... if you have those grey metal amalgams fillings, you might wanna have them replaced. :deevee: :deevee:

Iowanian
05-03-2005, 02:09 PM
I'm going to the dentist thursday, and fully expect to hear that I need 2-3 crowns and maybe a root canal from the same damn thing.

wait until they tell you, that on top of the crowns, they'll need to do 3 $600 root canals.

Its unbelievable the amount of money a person who brushes twice a day can spend on their grass grinders.

Kclee
05-03-2005, 02:09 PM
I don't think you're suppose to bite down on the vibrator. Lesson learned?

Mr. Laz
05-03-2005, 02:10 PM
I'm going to the dentist thursday, and fully expect to hear that I need 2-3 crowns and maybe a root canal from the same damn thing.

wait until they tell you, that on top of the crowns, they'll need to do 3 $600 root canals.

Its unbelievable the amount of money a person who brushes twice a day can spend on their grass grinders.
i guess all those old metal fillings only have a "tooth-life" of 8-10 years


after that they start causing damage themselves :banghead:

Iowanian
05-03-2005, 02:13 PM
I had several metal fillings done through the years by a bad local dentist.

After college I started having trouble. since then, I've had every one of them replaced. I've got 2-3 I've been told will need crowns soon, and I think soon is here this week. Started bothering me a little over the weekend.

If they aren't done right, or get a chip and leak....eventually you're hosed.

Mr. Laz
05-03-2005, 02:17 PM
get a chip and leak....eventually you're hosed.
that's it ... label me hosed



i'm tempted to just have them replace the old fillings and wait until the cracked ones actually start hurting. My mouth doesn't hurt at all ... they just saw these during a cleaning.

Iowanian
05-03-2005, 02:20 PM
mine don't hurt, but I can tell something is different...

I'd tell you to get them fixed now....putting it off only makes the damage worse, the holes they have to drill deeper, and could absess and cause mundo-hurto.

I'm not a dentist........but I have bought 2 of them houses I think.

Mr. Laz
05-03-2005, 02:26 PM
mine don't hurt, but I can tell something is different...

I'd tell you to get them fixed now....putting it off only makes the damage worse, the holes they have to drill deeper, and could absess and cause mundo-hurto.

I'm not a dentist........but I have bought 2 of them houses I think.
your prolly right...



i feel like i just took my car in for a simple oil change only to have them tell me i have a cracked block.

siberian khatru
05-03-2005, 02:29 PM
I'm in the same boat, Laz. Need same kind of work on all four quadrants.

NewChief
05-03-2005, 02:43 PM
I'm having a $1500 root canal done right now.

The cost is bad. What really hacks me off is the number of times I've had to go to have procedures done, though. I'm on my third appointment to get this crap done. There may be even more. They never let me know at the outset that it was going to be this drawn out of a procedure. I have to freaking take off work every time I have one of these things done, and I don't like taking off work for stupid medical appointments.

Another bad things is that most dental insurances cap out at around $2000 for the year, so if you're having a ton of procedures done, you might want to keep that in mind. Otherwise, you could be shelling out some serious dough once you pass the 2 grand limit.

Iowanian
05-03-2005, 02:46 PM
If you'd stop crying they wouldn't have to postpone the proceedure.

beavis
05-03-2005, 02:47 PM
I'm having a $1500 root canal done right now.

And you can still type? That's talent.

NewChief
05-03-2005, 02:48 PM
If you'd stop crying they wouldn't have to postpone the proceedure.

The last one took 2 hours. I about shit when, after being worked on for two hours, he said, "Well. I'm going to stop there. We're going to have to let those holes drain for a while before we do anything else".

NewChief
05-03-2005, 02:49 PM
And you can still type? That's talent.

You'd be amazed at the high tech crap they have in dentist's offices these days.


Heh, seriously. The digital X-ray machine was pretty freaking sweet.

Jenny Gump
05-03-2005, 02:56 PM
This is a conspiracy. The truth is, the government knows how to prevent dental problems, but won't tell us, so that the dentists and the people making the crowns and dental stuff can make millions off of us.

It's true. I know it is, because I made it up.

Iowanian
05-03-2005, 03:00 PM
The last one took 2 hours. I about shit when, after being worked on for two hours, he said, "Well. I'm going to stop there. We're going to have to let those holes drain for a while before we do anything else".


pffffffffffffft.

I've been doin mah dentist'in at the University for the past 5 years.....about half price, but takes twice as long.

The first trip there, was a root canal, because the previous dentist I bought a Harley for, had not done one under a crown, and drove a stake through a nerve and killed it............They determined that Novacaine wasn't necessary.........even after I pulled the left arm off of the chair. "the nerve is dead yada yada YOOOOOOOOOWZA"

Drill...look........drill.....look....drill.....look, wait for professor.....look...drill.

The average filling takes 2-3hrs by the time its done.

Since the students are all leaving for the year, I'm reduced to going to a "real dentist".....who happens to be an instructor there.

morphius
05-03-2005, 03:03 PM
Newchief - Both my dentists told me what it was going to take for mine. It was not fun. I'm trying to make it till next year to have my other root canal done since it isn't bothering me too much. But damn it is pricey.

Luckily a root canal hurts a lot less then an absessed tooth or an exposed nerve.

Jenny - They are not holding it back, just nobody wants to walk around with that black tar like substance covering their teeth all the time.

Amnorix
05-03-2005, 03:04 PM
I had a root canal at 18! 5 visits. I still shudder at the memory. I had an abcess and the whole experience was horrendous.

The only redeeming feature was the guy's assistance, who was hot, Hot, HOT! Smokin'. Even that didn't encourage me to go very much though.

Also, the dentist looked JUST like a young Jerry Lewis.
It was freaky (and not confidence inspiring...)

morphius
05-03-2005, 03:08 PM
I had a root canal at 18! 5 visits. I still shudder at the memory. I had an abcess and the whole experience was horrendous.

The only redeeming feature was the guy's assistance, who was hot, Hot, HOT! Smokin'. Even that didn't encourage me to go very much though.

Also, the dentist looked JUST like a young Jerry Lewis.
It was freaky (and not confidence inspiring...)

The guys assistance was hot? I have heard it called lots of things, but assistance is a new one.

Iowanian
05-03-2005, 03:08 PM
The dentist office I was going to(regularly unfortunately) 6 years ago, also had a bonus. I went on a date with the gal that worked the desk, and one of the assistants, who was a little hottie fresh out of the She-Marines.

Nothing of note but too dates, and I learned that you have to do your smoov fftawkigasvvvvvp(talking) at the appropriate time(pre-numb).

Mr. Laz
05-03-2005, 03:11 PM
I had a root canal at 18! 5 visits. I still shudder at the memory. I had an abcess and the whole experience was horrendous.

The only redeeming feature was the guy's assistance, who was hot, Hot, HOT! Smokin'. Even that didn't encourage me to go very much though.

Also, the dentist looked JUST like a young Jerry Lewis.
It was freaky (and not confidence inspiring...)
when i was a teen my mouth was too small (yes,yes ... all the jokes start) so the dentist pulled 8 teeth all at once.

was a long ago ... no fancy equipment, just a little Novocaine and a pair of pliers.


it was pretty bad *shudders*

C-Mac
05-03-2005, 03:41 PM
I had done a Home Theater job for a local dentist and after finishing the job I was looking for a DVD to test the system. I called him and asked where I might find one and he said to look in his office\den.
I did find a DVD and in the process happen to notice a set of 7 books called "How to increase the income of your Dentistry".
:cuss:
I wonder if they dont make more than MD's now-a-days, dental costs are just way out of control IMO. Maybe if they go back to college another 6 years I would feel better about it.
:mad:

jynni
05-03-2005, 03:49 PM
Whenever I read a thread like this I get the urge to call my parents and thank them for taking me to a great dentist twice a year, every year since I was about five. That and for the braces.

I actuall pay a little more to keep going to this dentist because she not on my insuance's network. She's wonderful.

Donger
05-03-2005, 03:53 PM
This is a conspiracy. The truth is, the government knows how to prevent dental problems, but won't tell us, so that the dentists and the people making the crowns and dental stuff can make millions off of us.

It's true. I know it is, because I made it up.

Exactly!

Frankie
05-03-2005, 03:59 PM
I had several metal fillings done through the years by a bad local dentist.

After college I started having trouble. since then, I've had every one of them replaced. I've got 2-3 I've been told will need crowns soon, and I think soon is here this week. Started bothering me a little over the weekend.

If they aren't done right, or get a chip and leak....eventually you're hosed.

Hey Iowanian, have you considered having your dental work done at the U of I college of dentistry? I've had them for two different crowns and were impressed by both works. For half the price of everywhere else.

Mr. Kotter
05-03-2005, 03:59 PM
Whenever I read a thread like this I get the urge to call my parents and thank them for taking me to a great dentist twice a year, every year since I was about five. That and for the braces.

I actuall pay a little more to keep going to this dentist because she not on my insuance's network. She's wonderful.

Well, my o' my....aren't we Mary Friggin' Sunshine!!! :cuss:




j/k....just didn't think anyone ought to be positive about dental experiences.... :p

Frankie
05-03-2005, 04:01 PM
OK I just saw post 16. Never mind.

kc rush
05-03-2005, 04:10 PM
I'm going to the dentist thursday, and fully expect to hear that I need 2-3 crowns and maybe a root canal from the same damn thing.

wait until they tell you, that on top of the crowns, they'll need to do 3 $600 root canals.

Its unbelievable the amount of money a person who brushes twice a day can spend on their grass grinders.


Where in Iowa are you? My brother-in-law is an Endodontist (root canals) in Des Moines (and a season ticket holder).

NewChief
05-03-2005, 04:28 PM
Whenever I read a thread like this I get the urge to call my parents and thank them for taking me to a great dentist twice a year, every year since I was about five. That and for the braces.

I actuall pay a little more to keep going to this dentist because she not on my insuance's network. She's wonderful.

The sad thing is that a ton of dental condition is just genetic. Peridontal disease and deep pits are inherited. If you get it, you get it, and no amount of prevention will totally keep it at bay. My dad's a freaking dentist, and a damned good one, and I still have a ton of problems despite twice yearly checkups growing up because I have deep pits in my teeth and inherited poor gums from my mother.

It sucks no longer living in the same town as him, because my root canal would have been free if I'd had one of his friends do it. He couldn't do it because it was so bad, I had to see an endodontist.

Bwana
05-03-2005, 04:33 PM
they are saying that my old metal fillings are cracking my teeth and now i need to have all of them replaced with porcelain fillings.

No shit? :shake: If this happens to me, I am going to run down my old dentist and whip his ass. I hate dentists worse than lawyers.

chiefs4me
05-03-2005, 05:08 PM
Yep if you are in the range of 30 to 40 years old...all those silver and gray fillings are gonna come out. I have had to have mine replaced..ongoing for about 4 years now. Just went to the dentist today for the 5th crown. But I only pay 218.00 total for it, no root canal to be done because I am taking care of it before it needs one. Insurance does the rest....and since we use a dentist in our plan it's even cheaper. Now you wanna talk about money...my middle one is getting braces.......