mercredi, avril 22, 2009

Life Without A Molar

.... is not easy.

It may be up to a year before I can afford a tooth replacement, especially for what I need in my situation:  an implant.  I'm considering using the Marquette Dental School for a more affordable scenario.  In the meantime, it will mean longer meals, cut up small.

Because this is not an option:

7 Comments:

Blogger scotty said...

I highly recommend Marquette. The students do a nice job, but there's also the faculty practice clinic where the instructors keep their chops up.

9:10 AM, avril 22, 2009  
Blogger Dad29 said...

Actually, it's survivable...

But yes, small-cuts are HIGHLY recc'd, particularly if you're in a high-end restaurant.

Spitting all over the tables is so....outre...

9:12 AM, avril 22, 2009  
Blogger Dean said...

My wife used Marquette with good success. I think I will be in need of their services soon, too. :/

11:37 AM, avril 22, 2009  
Blogger Phelony Jones said...

I will be applying on Monday to be a patient there. I hope they'll like me enough to work on the chops :)

Scotty - good tip, I will ask them about that.

9:28 PM, avril 22, 2009  
Blogger Steveo said...

My front two uppers are implants. I used a private periodontist who's an MU grad. He did a great job. It takes about 9 months to complete. Because they're the front two it took a bit of getting used to the feel of the bite.

Do it. It's well worth the money.

9:47 PM, avril 22, 2009  
Blogger Phelony Jones said...

So... potentially two years before I have a functional tooth? I've heard it takes a long time.

9:50 PM, avril 22, 2009  
Blogger Steveo said...

My case was cosmetic as well as functional. It's tough to eat without front teeth. They gave me a temporary bridge. Two fake teeth!

The time involved was due to healing from extracting my old teeth and healing of the implants that were put into my jaw.

8:05 AM, avril 23, 2009  

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