... and I finally have new teeth! I got a snazzy new bridge put in on Thursday and no longer scare people (too much) with my smile :)
What I have learned? Dental care is expensive! I waited until we'd worked a couple weeks before calling places to get estimates ... when I did start calling. I was VERY discouraged to find that a new bridge is over $3,000. Not good when you're working for minimum wage and don't have dental coverage. It did make me do a lot of thinking - about life and choices and consequencs of those choices. We all do it -- make choices (some good, some bad) and even though we know choices have consequences, sometime those consequences can still catch us by surprise.