The cost of a smile, an update.

Remember last week when I thought I’d have to sell at least one of my children in order to pay €800 for a new tooth? Well I’ve good and bad news. The good news is I don’t have to sell one of them and the bad news is… I don’t get to sell one of them.

Today I went for a second opinion. A friend had put me in touch with a dentist she knows who lives in a small country town about an hour away. I drove off full of hope and dread if I’m honest. It would appear from most of your comments that teeth are a crazy price, especially when you think how many of them we have, so I wasn’t overly confident.

Mr Lovely saw me immediately and I filled him in (did you get that, ‘filled’ him in!) on my woes. I then sat back and he looked and poked in my mouth and immediately said he’d be happy to do a crown for €500 if I wished but that if it were him or a member of his family he’d put in one of the new, super strong white fillings he has and it would work perfectly. The cost would be a little over €100.

Yes you read that right. €100! I nearly bit his hand in my excitement, and as if that was not fantastic enough he then told me I had lovely teeth. It was the best compliment I’ve got in years. I am now Mr Lovely’s newest fan.

So come September I will be the owner of another filling, which will look like my tooth. I was so thrilled, but wow what a difference. Today I saved €700. Imagine how long it would take me to earn that?

Moral of the story, it quite literally pays to shop around. I’m smiling all day, showing off my lovely teeth.

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25 thoughts on “The cost of a smile, an update.

  1. It was always drilled into me (Get it Tric) drilled into me when a bargain is offered bite their hand off, ignore false promises, I’d give my eyetooth for such a bargain, nothing like flashy nasher’s when posing for the camera, I’m sure your gentle dental will be glad of the publicity – and the other chap hasn’t got the needle with you for pulling out!!!!

      1. Saved a few thoughts which I might use later! You can let me know if they were worth saving once I assemble them and set them free. There is a gag about pull the other one but I’ll leave it for another day?

  2. Great news! I was fortunate enough to get one of those when a lump of one of my front teeth was knocked off by a sliotar, struck by my son, which bounced off a few rocks at the beach and landed in my gob!
    It’s still there and that’s about 5 years ago! So, go girl!

  3. Don’t suppose you’d be able to post this dentists details? I could really use a recommendation for my pathetically weak teeth – especially one who won’t immediately see euro signs in front of his eyes during the examination!

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