Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Cosmetic Crowns...

I'm feeling a bit nervous and excited at the same time! Today I will most likely (according to my husband who has crowns) be getting temporary crowns put on my two front teeth...two perfectly good teeth by the way, except for the ugly stains from having taken the tetracycline anti-biotic when I was a little girl, before they knew what it would do to children's teeth.

I have been pretty self conscious of my stained teeth since I was old enough to care about my looks...and boys :) I never really looked into getting them fixed, since I figured it would cost thousands of dollars, so I learned to love and accept myself for who I am and how I look. I managed to snag a handsome husband, who later revealed to me that yes, he did notice my stained teeth, but it wasn't enough to turn him off (of course I am also deaf too, and that didn't deter him either!). I know beauty is more than skin deep, my life is living proof of that, but sometimes a gift lands smack dab in your lap when you least expect it! As I have mentioned in a earlier post, we have excess money in my husbands FSA account that needs to be spent by the end of the year. Part of it has already gone to an eye exam and new frames, but still there is much left (thank you Young Living Essential oils...but that is for another post). My new dentist happened to ask me about getting crowns to cover my stained teeth or rather just the ones that are really noticeable, and thought my insurance might cover them. So I agreed to see if they would, but alas it turned out they did not. My husband saw how much it would cost for two of them and said we had plenty in our FSA to cover them so here I am...nervous and excited! Two will be done this year on my two front teeth, next year we will do two more, my canines.

If you look closely, you can see what I mean about my teeth...it's not that bad and I admit it, but I have a chance to cover it so I'm going to take it!


Please wish me luck and I will post some after pictures when the procedure is done!

Have you ever had crown put on for cosmetic reasons? I'd love to hear your stories!

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