Not that kind you sicko, dental implants!
A week and a half or so ago Donna felt a swelling in her mouth near where she has a 3 tooth bridge. We called the dentist and they saw her that very afternoon. We were hopeful that there was just something stuck under there that had eluded her cleaning efforts. No such luck. X-rays showed that the tooth supporting her bridge was cracked and the swelling was from an infection. They took impressions and sent her home with a script for an antibiotic and a pain pill.
Fast forward to today and she had an appointment to have the bridge removed (see photo), the broken tooth pulled and the temporary fitted. As Marvin Lee Aday once sang, “…two out of three ain’t bad.” The temporary “bridge” wasn’t correct and the dentist couldn’t make it work. She is now stuck with a big ol’ gap between her back molar and an eye tooth on the upper left side until another temporary is ordered up. They took some new impressions hoping they will get a more correct temp next time.
The temporary is something that will have to work for a while too, because to fix this issue we are talking two or possible three implants which with our meager dental plan will probably cost us more than my recent scoping and ER visit. I wonder how much we can recoup by selling the bridge you see to one of those RVs that are popping up around town that buy gold?