Today’s adventure is brought to you by Centre D’implantologie Montreal – Rosemont.
I was hoping to sleep in today, and make my two thirty appointment to price out the dental work, I so need at the moment. I got a call early on, this morning, saying that an opening came up earlier than my appointment time, and could I make it ?
Hell yeah ! I can make it.
I have to say, I’ve never met a more gracious team of professionals in my life. It’s not like I am a unique patient, they see these kinds of problems every day.
But from the moment I walked in the door, people were gracious and kind.
My anxiety level was cranked at a TEN PLUS. Just knowing I would be sitting in a dentist chair, gives me the willies …
The appointment lasted about 90 minutes. They took an x-ray of my mouth and processed the film, right there. In the office, the design secretary has a very large HD screen over her desk, where they do all the work.
I saw the dental specialist who looked me over and said that the bones in my jaws were good to go, and that they could do all the work in ONE DAY.
The time challenge is the family wedding in May, that may be off the table, now that we know exactly how much this whole shebang is going to cost us.
But they told me that they could do the work, the extractions, and give me a temporary bridge that would look normal, so I would be presentable at the wedding, and that the final fitting would come 4 to 5 months on in the process.
Getting implants done involves several steps, in a certain order.
- The Preliminary appointment – information gathering
- Filling, Cleaning, upkeep of teeth prior to Phase One
- Phase One – Placing the implants
- Phase Two – Abutments of implants
- Phase Three – Insertion of Prosthesis
Once the process begins, the timeline is seamless. Once I commit to the project, I am locked into a timeline of 4 to 8 months. Start to finish.
- Option One – Porcelain Implants – 6 implants, fixed bridge $33,000.00
- Option Two – Acrylic Implants – 6 implants, fixed bridge $19,000.00
- Option Three – Dentures $18,000.00
Hubby about fell over when I called him after the appointment to tell him how much this little doctors visit was going to cost us. He is sure that our insurance is NOT going to cover one penny of this, however, the dental specialist sent all this working information to my insurance company, saying that we should get a response in three weeks.
From that point, whether we get a Yes or a No, we will figure out what to do next.
Hubby called and spoke to the specialist I saw, to reiterate his fear that insurance was not going to fit the bill. So we will see what happens now.