Thursday, September 10, 2015
I got my first crown today - at least the temporary one and will get the permanent one in two weeks once they make it from my tooth impressions. I feel like crap after two hours with my mouth open and two needles and what seemed like hours of the drill. Supposedly, dental costs less in BC than Alberta. If I had gotten this crown in Alberta it would have cost around $1500 versus the $1000 that it will cost when done. I guess it is a good thing I lived with a cracked tooth for the last three years putting it off as long as possible. It still sucks to have to shell out that much money for dental work. We self-insure as have figured out with all of our excluded preexisting medical conditions that paying for insurance might be more expensive than paying as we go. This year I estimate our medical/dental/visioncare costs will end up at around $4000. Isn't that craptastic? I just convinced hubby to hand over his chocolate bar to make me feel better (good husband!). Mmm mint Aero bar! Don't worry, no cavities for me!