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Upset With My Dentist

Sunday, December 08, 2019

Yesterday, I was so excited, because I was supposed to get my permanent dental crown placed; it had been a pain for 2 weeks, because I had to chew on only my left side, and I had to floss differently. Anyway, I went in, and my dentist showed me my new crown, and it looked extremely yellow! :( He said that the crown's color didn't match the rest of my teeth, and asked if I still wanted him to cement it in, or if I wanted the lab to re-tint it to match the rest of my teeth. I hesitated for a few seconds, but I ultimately asked him to send it back. So, the office is going to call me when my second crown is ready. I'm very upset, because they wasted my time--the dentist should have requested that the lab create the crown to match the color of my teeth in the first place, and now, I might have to take more time off of work for the second, unnecessary appointment! :( I was nice about it yesterday, and didn't show my anger, but no one at the office even apologized for wasting my time! Also, the receptionist said I owe them $260! :( I told her that I already paid $400 last time, and that the other receptionist at the time said that my insurance will cover the rest. The current receptionist said that she will talk to the other receptionist, and that if I still owe them money, they will bill me. Grrr!

My eye's bruising is getting better, but it's still swollen. In case you are curious, here is what my eye looks like now. I am bare faced (no makeup):



Yesterday, I met my best friend, and she (like my plastic surgeon) said that it should be acceptable for me to go back to work tomorrow, so that's what is going to happen. I don't want to go back to work, though! :( Oh well.

Here's the Paradise Cake I got for my mom yesterday from King's Hawaiian Bakery & Restaurant:



I don't know why the right side caved in a little. The cake was good! :)

I'm pretty much done with my Christmas shopping...I just need to get some gift bags. I'm a gift card person, so I'm going to wrap all the gift cards on Christmas Eve (I'm taking that day off). I do have $100 left of my Christmas Fund, so I have to figure out what to do with that. I'm thinking about giving it as cash to my dad for Christmas, because he rarely has money to go shopping for fun, but I asked my mom about it, and she said he might just waste it, so I don't know.
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  • SUNNYCALIGIRL
    I agree with you about the dentist, how could he think you would accept a yellow tooth? He has pictures of your teeth to compare, he doesn't even have to see you in person.

    What is a Paradise Cake???

    And Happy B-day to your Mom!
    37 days ago
  • WARRIORSUE518

    Sorry for your pain.
    My husband is a dentist, I work in his office, and I do have empathy for your disappointment and the time involved to go back for another appointment, yet sometimes dental labs make mistakes, unfortunately.
    Your dentist would never send out a crown with no color selection, and at times, even what looks like "the perfect color and the perfect choice" just doesn't translate into the correct color in the mouth.

    I hope that the next crown is the PERFECT color!!
    39 days ago
  • 1CRAZYDOG
    Sweetie, I think your eye looks great! Yes, a little bruising, but all in all, good!

    As for your dentist, I'd be very upset! I have MANY crowns in my mouth and ALWAYS ALWAYS he is very careful to match the color of my teeth, and even has a staff member double check. That is (or should be) part of the prep process. So sorry that happened to you!

    HUGS my dear.
    42 days ago
  • BIRBKITTEN1234
    Your eye is healing nicely! I was worried from one of the posts you made but now I think it is going well!
    44 days ago
  • AZMOMXTWO
    give the money to your dad it sounds like a fun thing to do
    45 days ago
  • LINDA!
    So sorry about the wrong color with your crown. I can understand why you are disappointed. In the photo, it is difficult for me to see the swelling. It appears that you look very good. Go ahead and give the $100 to your dad. It will be such a sweet gesture. Good luck this week, if you decide to go back to work. I hope that it is an easy time for you.
    45 days ago
  • RAVEN145
    Waste it or not how fun will he have,what a great gift.
    45 days ago
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