(Closed) Wedding postponed indefinitely

posted 9 years ago in Emotional
Post # 107
Member
6995 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

we love you! dont stay away too long – that is such a crappy situation -but just be glad two have found each other and are already on your way to a lovely life together – maybe you could do the courthouse wedding to make it official and save the carnival party for when you guys have the dough saved up?

ps. i hate the dentist- i have been avoiding having my wisdom teeth taken out because im terrfieid.

Post # 108
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9026 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

First of all, sorry to hear about your wedding having to be postponed.. hopefully you can get back on track very soon.

I’ve had a lot of dental work done also, both orthodontal and periodontal work.  My teeth are still not perfectly straight because I realized that I for the cost of everything as long as my gums and teeth were healthy I could live a few more years with slightly crooked teeth. I also think its very odd that the dentists werent upfront with you about all the work that would be needed. Usually they work on getting the mouth healthy before even considering braces. and usually extractions came before braces. Does all the need work need to be done right away? or can some of the dental work be postponed? I am really sad for you but I feel that your dentists are really not following the right procedures

Post # 109
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194 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Have you thought of doing a temporary fix instead of an permanent restoration for now?  Instead of an implant, did your dentist mention a flipper?  All it is, is a retainer type appliance that would (temporary) give you a canine.  That might be a short term solution until you are able to acquire dental insurance.  

Also, looking at your location, have you thought of going to Tufts/BU/Harvard Dental schools for work?  Even though they are students, they are closely monitored by a Dentist at every step, and they charge considerable less, but your appts are longer and you might need to go for multiple appts.

PM me if you have any questions, I”m a practicing hygienist in Boston.

Post # 110
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5789 posts
Bee Keeper

You will never get a better or cheaper price with a cosmetic dentist. As a matter of fact,I wouldn’t be surprised if the cost tripled.

If there is no bone where the tooth was extracted, an implant can’t be placed. The implant integrates INTO the bone, so what he’s talking about is doing a bone graft to give you enough bone to hold an implant and crown. I’d have a periodontist or oral surgeon do it before I’d have my family dentist, unless he’s done it a million times before and has had a lot of training in grafting procedures. That’s your call, tho, and many general dentists ARE that good, but that isn’t something they do every day.

You mentioned in another thread about getting crowns. In your area, the average simple crown is over $1200. now, and if the teeth don’t need posts to build them up since they’ve had root canal already (I’d be surprised if they don’t), that adds at least an additional $400. per tooth. You’re talking $1600. per tooth for each crown (and that’s if nothing else goes wrong).

If you were seeing the orthodontist on a regular basis, there is no way that tooth could have gotten so bad in such a short time (but I suppose anything is possible) or if it fractured vertically along the root there was no real way to save it.

If the graft, implant and crown is all you need after the braces are off, the cost won’t be that bad. Just to give you an idea of dental cost averages in the Boston area, try this calculator.

http://www.bracesinfo.com/dentalcosts/

Post # 112
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3135 posts
Sugar bee

Aw I am sorry you’re going through this.  It sucks [email protected]!

Maybe you could do a Destination Wedding but bring some carnival stuff with you?  You may not get all the rides, etc, but setting up a few game booths and getting a fire breather, ect. would be totally doable.

 

Dunno. Just a thought *shrugs*

Post # 113
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5789 posts
Bee Keeper

Oral surgeons do many things as do periodontists, but perio guys are more concerned with fixing and saving the bone that surrounds and supports your teeth. They do gum surgery, grafts and implants all day long…they just don’t do the restorative part (but neither does an oral surgeon). You still need either a general or cosmetic dentist to do the final procedures.

If you can get into any of the dental schools to have any of the work done, that would be great, but there is a lot of time involved where you’d probably be taking off work. When I was in hygiene school, we scheduled our patients for 4 hours just for a cleaning appointment the first semester and people complained about that. You weren’t working on them the whole time, but each step had to be checked by an instructor and graded, so there was a lot of waiting chair time. You’d have to go in first for an exam and consultation and to discuss the treatment plan and associated costs, and then decide if the cost savings is worth it to you. Many people find it isn’t, unless they aren’t working and can sit in Clinic all day.

There is also a way to give you a false tooth while you’re in braces, if someone is willing to do it for you. They can possibly attach a plastic tooth to the banding and wires or attach it to the teeth on either side with material that hardens but is tooth colored (bonding). It won’t be very stable but would fill in the gap. Ask the orthodontist or your dentist about your options.

Post # 115
Hostess
11048 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@SoontobeMrsA: Aww i’m so sad to hear this… 🙁  {{{HUGS}}}

Post # 116
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3135 posts
Sugar bee

sigh.

Post # 118
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153 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

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@SoontobeMrsA: I have personally had an implant done, so I know what you are going through.  It isn’t that bad, the worst part for me was the gum graft and the waiting to get my tooth.  If you want me to explain the process that I went through just PM me.  Finances aside don’t worry about the pain, the only thing I took during the process was a couple ibuprofen.

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