Saturday, August 15, 2009

Finally, Luck Was On My Side.

I have had an eventful few days. As most of you know, I lost my lower dentures. I did go on vacation without them. While everyone sat on the deck at ate, I hid in the room. Luckily we grilled at the resort and didn't eat at restaurants. It was fine. We had a great time. I am working on the post to show you all the pictures.

When we got home, I had an appointment with another dentist for a consultation. I had found them on the web because they had that capability to provide dentures in a day. While on the phone with them, I happen to mention that I might be interested in having implants put in so that the dentures snap in instead of using adhesive.

I went on Thursday, they took a CT Scan, and then talked to me about the implants. To the tune of $20,000!!!! They did say that $6000 was knocked off the price because they wouldn't have to do any extractions. That was the only thing they talked about. Not getting me some temporary lowers or anything. As interesting as the procedure sounds, I am not in any kind of position to spend $20,000. I was depressed.

I have a wedding to go to today and the last thing I wanted to do was go without my lower dentures. It's one thing to be with your family, no makeup, sort of camping, but it's a completely different thing to be dressed up at a function. Desperate times call for desperate measures.

I went back online. There has got to be an inexpensive, quick alternative. There it was, like a beacon! A company that specializes in cheap, fast dentures. They are located all around the country and have a price list on their website. A set of lower "economy" dentures are $255!!!!!

Here's the problem, to get same day service, you have to be at the office to register when they open at 7:45am. The closest office to me was about an hour away close to the Illinois/Wisconsin border and they don't take appointments. It's first come first serve.

So, yesterday, I packed cereal and lunch for the girls, and headed out at 6:30am. We arrived at 7:40. They took me right away, did some impressions, made the mold and then told me to come back at 11:45am. The nurse said that I picked the right day because they are usually lined up on the sidewalk to get in.

The girls and I walked around Target for a while, bought a pocket game of "Pass The Pig", sat in the trunk of the car eating our sandwiches and playing the game. 11:30 came and we decided to go in a little early. I walked in, they told me they were ready, I went in the room, they fit perfectly!!! We were home by 1:00pm and they only cost $255!!!!!

I am so happy that I don't have to eat soft food anymore!! I am sitting here right now eating 2 Eggo waffles, burnt with just butter (just how I like them) and coffee! Finally, something went my way!!!!!


Snarky A. said...

Glad to see that you found a solution that was both fast & affordable! Have fun at the wedding!

Rebecca Jo said...

WHOOOO HOOOO.. love when something works out & saves LOTS of money!!!

Heather said...

Hmmm, $20,000 vs $200.

Not a hard decision, huh?

Glad something worked out for you! Now you'll be back to your gorgeous smiling self!

Have fun at the wedding!

Kimmy said...

YIPPY!!!! I am truly excited for you :o) I can't imagine what you've been going through but now, you can relax, indulge in all the yumminess again AND attend that beautiful wedding without any stress!! I'm so happy for you!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Becky said...

I'm so glad you something!!

I know how hard that had to of been for you!!

$20,000!!! Holy COW!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Awww, so glad to hear this. You poor thing.


a corgi said...

Yea!!! so you can enjoy the wedding plus some of your favorite foods again! great service they offer; how interesting they don't take appts; glad timing worked well for you!!

I loved Pass the Pig when my kids were younger

wow, $20,000 for implant thingys! wow! I'm in the wrong field


blueviolet said...

How in the world can one place charge $20,000 for what someone else can make for $250. I don't get it.

Anonymous said...

Awesome!!! Congrats!!

Anonymous said...

Awesome!!! Congrats!!

Tori_z said...

Congrats on your new teeth. :)

Keeper of the Skies Wife said...

Thats awesome! I'm glad it all worked out for you!!

My moms cost her $14,000....crazy!

Life is good! said...

and to think you saved $17,045.00 by doing a bit more research. you can buy a car, childrens education(well part of it), a couple of years of house payments! glad it worked out for you!

Lacey said...

Yeah, $20000 is kinda sorta a lotta money. I'm so glad you found a better alternative!

Funny in my mind said...

I am so happy for you! I know how upset you have been over this ordeal. Who can afford $20,000 anyway?

LadyStyx said...

YAY! How awesome is that. That was some sticker shock seeing that other price though. Holy cow. Guess we wont be going that route when the time finally comes here.

Intense Guy said...

I'm almost willing to bet that right about now you will find the ones that you lost...


Deanna said...

Great solution! That other one sounds like a rip off - even if it was for implants. Great!

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