I am on the cancellation list, which means I might only get an hour’s notice of an available dental appointment. The future of my front tooth is now wholly dependent on the deaths of relatives, accidents and unforeseen circumstances of a whole bunch of complete strangers. I could make a regular appointment, but the current waiting list means I wouldn’t get seen at all before next January.
According to the dentist it’s a miracle that this crown hasn’t come out before, as it is completely unusable. Quite what this implies for the other 3 crowns on the top front row of my mouth doesn’t bear thinking about.
After a quick x-ray, it was established that at least the root looks OK, so I will need to have root canal treatment, then she will need to make a post, have a new crown built and fit it. Four or five sessions of treatment which could be spread over several months, and all the time I carry on looking like I’d win the duelling banjos competition by smiling at the judges.