Now, doesn't this look like a good time?
It's called a dental implant. It's one of the options you have when your tooth falls out. Really, the only other option you have is this:
But for some strange reason, dental insurance companies consider implants "cosmetic", and so they don't pay a penny for the procedure. Which by the way, for the implant alone (the screw up in your jaw) costs around $1500. Without any anesthesia.
I'm thinking that, even though I have a high threshold for pain, I'm not gonna be able to have a screw drilled up into my jaw without anesthesia. What do y'all think? So tack on another $300 to be put under anesthesia. But I have to have my tooth, so what choice do I have. I guess I could move to the hills and become a hillbilly where they don't worry about their teeth. I have another appointment with my dentist next Thursday to get a "plan." My "plan" may be to to wait until the darn thing falls out again and then get it fixed. Or maybe go over to Thailand or Vietnam and get it done. I hear they do dental work for pennies on the dollar. I joke. Maybe.