Judith Lautner (judith) wrote,
Judith Lautner
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implants

I finally went for the consultation with the implant expert. What it comes down to is that I need some bone grafting before implants can be implanted, and I need three implants rather than two, or so it seems. The cost is going to be more than double the earlier estimate, more like three times, I'd say. I am taking it one step at a time and I figure the dentist will work with me on this payment thing. He seemed amenable, although the basic rule there is payment at the time of service.

The grafting will be done Oct 8. Then I wait four months for the grafting to take hold and grow into the existing jaw. After that, I can get the implants. The implants take three months to settle in before they are finished off and become usable. Longer is better from the standpoint of paying, as I see it.

I can do it. I can get through this, financially and otherwise.
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