I am feeling quite stressed and overwhelmed after my appt today, with a holistic dentist. We pay a fortune for medical/dental insurance but dental only covers 1K per year, apparently.
I have 8 amalgam fillings that have been in my mouth for 20 years. I want them out asap for a variety of reasons. Several of the teeth are going to need crowns after the amalgam removal because of how little tooth is left, surrounding the filling. The estimate is 10K for all 8. This is with the proper mercury safe protocol and replacement with composites.
I have a lot of missing and weak enamel from years of reflux. For veneers on 5 teeth the cost is $5500 I need to do something about my enamel so this is not purely for cosmetic reasons. I wonder what options besides veneers are out there.
I have no overbite which should be fixed for a number of reasons, none of which are cosmetic. This dentist recommends a procedure called Wilckodontics, at a cost of 10K http://www.wilckodontics.com/
My next appt is on Tuesday, to remove 2 amalgam fillings. One of the teeth needs a crown but she says it does not make sense to do crowns/veneers if I will be opting for the braces. I want the mercury out asap but can't decide on braces this quickly. See my conundrum? The whole thing is stressing me.
FYI - I just had two scaling procedures for periodontal disease. Ugh - every time I see a dentist for a small issue, things get out of control.
Any thoughts? Please