This is what it looked like all day yesterday. This is an old photo but it looked the same. A good day to sit in the dental chair and come home and relax.
So for those of you interested here's what happened. He said it would not hurt and it didn't. Just pressure and noise.
I had dental implants on my upper gums. They are stitched up and all you can see is the stitches. There is nothing "sticking out" at this time. That comes later. Now we wait for the bone to grow around them. I can wear my denture until then. I took Advil afterwards and ate soup the rest of the day and nothing much else. Oh and he gave me an antibiotic.
I had to ice my face for a while too. He said there may be some discoloration (black and blue?) and some swelling. None yet though. I can do whatever I feel like doing now too except no straws or things like that. Just like if you had a tooth pulled.
I go back next Monday for him to check everything. Then I wait.
Next will be my regular dentist and he will do the pretty teeth! He said he'd give me a perfect smile.
Now if you decide to do this here is what I'd like you to know. First get a really good professional to do it, not one of those on the tv commercials for $499.00. Nope, get someone that does THIS for a living and not too old, been to school not too long ago!
Want to know the cost? I don't mind telling you if you are interested. First was the scan to see if it was possible meaning the location of my sinus cavities. That was $380.00. Yesterday was $9800.00, $1500.00 of which my insurance covered. I paid the rest. The next part will be approximately $18,000.00. Since it's after the first of January my insurance MAY pay another $1500.00. That will depend on whether they choose to use a calendar year or a 12 month period. Don't know.
Anyway when I thought about it, it's about the cost of a mid priced car and I decided to keep my car for a lot longer and do this instead. It's just choices.
Anyway sorry if this is not something you wanted to know, come back tomorrow! But if you did want to know, well, there you have it in a nutshell. Written by the nut herself!
Have a great day... me too.