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Cast Your Vote:

    • Have it pulled, get a bridge/flipper (350 ish dollars) -- Votes: 34
    • Have it pulled, do nothing (ghetto style) -- Votes: 3
    • Have it rebuilt with temporary (125, only lasts 1-2 years) -- Votes: 0
    • Other. -- Votes: 1
Kelly&Coralie 1 child; Rochester, New York 55065 posts
12th Mar '13
Quoting Angela Nichols:" a flipper is a retainer with a tooth a bridge is where they put crowns on both the adjacent teeth with ... [snip!] ... middle, it's all connected and looks really nice.. more money, but a better option IF the other two teeth are in good shape."


Oh none of my teeth are in good shape.



14 years of pack a day smoking, drinking a 2 liter of soda a day, and junk food has ruined my teeth.



Not to mention that I went 10 years without seeing a dentist (other than for emergency). My area has a really good emergency dental clinic but they are limited in what they can do. Cavities and extractions are pretty much all they do.



I now see my new dentist every other week so far, but if I can time it right, I'll be going every week. I have 2 more appointments with her this month. I'm trying to go once a week

user banned California 36390 posts
12th Mar '13

I would do it ghetto style. I know it sucks but if you can't afford it, you can't afford it

Supafly★ 2 kids; Poland 14109 posts
12th Mar '13
Quoting Kelly&Coralie:" take me with him? lol"



Hah, sure we'll stuff you in our luggage lol. I'm also getting my back tooth fixed because insurance won't cover it and it's over a grand here and like 200 there. How something that causes intense jaw pain and migraines isn't covered and labeled "cosmetic" is beyond me but whatever lol.

Tasha & Nika TTC since Jan 2014; 1 child; San Jose, CA, United States 15867 posts
12th Mar '13
Quoting Kelly&Coralie:" I thought a flipper and bridge were the same thing :( I am really uneducated when it comes to oral ... [snip!] ... canal, even if it were an option. I really just don't know what the best option in for me. I'm not even 30. I hate my mouth"


Are you sure if you had it rebuilt with temporary it wouldn't crumble away and break underneath the 'repair' :( I'm sorry Kelly



I think you only have the bridge option that's expensive but long term

Kelly&Coralie 1 child; Rochester, New York 55065 posts
13th Mar '13
Quoting Tasha & Nika:" Are you sure if you had it rebuilt with temporary it wouldn't crumble away and break underneath the 'repair' :( I'm sorry Kelly I think you only have the bridge option that's expensive but long term"


It was rebuilt once, after my pulpotomy back in november. And it's already crumbling.