Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Tuesday 22nd November 2016....and then the day was gone!!!

I know I start a lot of these posts with the same beginning but I just want to reiterate how wonderful it feels to be able to start my day with two hours on the tennis courts......with good friends who are good tennis players, the sun shines, the church bells ring and it just makes me feel so good...and that is how my morning was today......



After tennis i went into town for some chores and just snapped these shots....


The old guy's bench!!!!
This is where I buy my fruits and veggies!!!
Always some workers...
Now that is one big chip!!!!!

Then it was back to the gym for my session with Joe..I really enjoy the workout and I have lost 4 pounds in two weeks and now weigh 185 lbs....

From the gym i went to my Dentist and Dr. Laura worked her magic.....I had very major work done about 8 years ago and one of my lower crowns needed to be replaced and today Dr.Laura did the grinding down, the impressions and the placing of a temporary crown......in two weeks I go back for my new crown to be attached.....thought you may find this below interesting...

Dental Crown Cost


How Much Does a Dental Crown Cost?

low costPorcelain-fused-to-metal: $500-$1,500+average costMetal: $600-$2,500+high costAll-porcelain: $800-$3,000+
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Also called a cap, a dental crown is a tooth-shaped outer shell that is cemented onto a single tooth. Crowns are typically used to restore the shape, size and/or appearance of a misshapen, discolored or broken tooth; to strengthen a weak tooth; or to cover root canals, implants or the teeth that anchor either end of a dental bridge. Crowns can be made from porcelain (a dental ceramic), metal or a combination called porcelain-fused-to-metal.Typical costs:
  • The cost of a dental crown depends on the materials used; the size, location and condition of the tooth; local rates; and the dentist's training and experience. Dental insurance might cover about 50% of the cost if the crown is needed for medical reasons, but dental crowns are typically not covered if they are considered cosmetic, and many dental plans have a maximum annual coverage limit of $1,000-$1,500.
  • Porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns can cost $500-$1,500 or more per tooth. For example, CostHelper readers without insurance coverage report paying $875-$1,400 for porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns, at an average cost of $1,093. CostHelper readers with insurance report out-of-pocket expenses of $282-$1,000, with an average payment of $618.
  • Metal crowns of gold alloy (called high noble metal) or of base metal alloys (non-noble) can cost $600-$2,500 or more per tooth. CostHelper readers without insurance report paying $830-$2,465 for a metal crown, at an average cost of $1,353. CostHelper readers with insurance report out-of-pocket expenses of $519-$1,140, for an average payment of $882.
  • All-porcelain crowns require a higher level of skill and take more time to install than metal or porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns, and can cost $800-$3,000 or more per tooth. CostHelper readers without insurance report paying $860-$3,000, at an average cost of $1,430. CostHelper readers with insurance report out-of-pocket expenses of $530-$1,875, for an average payment of $953.
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What should be included:
  • A crown typically requires two office visits. After numbing the tooth and nearby gums the dentist files down the tooth to make room for the crown. If a large area of tooth is missing, filling material is used to build up the tooth so it can support the crown. After an impression is made of the patient's mouth, a temporary filling (typically made of acrylic) is placed on the tooth. The impression is sent to a dental laboratory to create a permanent crown, which generally takes two to three weeks. At the second appointment, the dentist removes the temporary and cements the permanent crown in place. The Washington Post provides an illustrated overview[1] , while WebMD offers a detailed description[2] plus a before-and-after photo[3] of a dental crown (slide number 4).
  • The dentist chooses the best material for a crown depending on the type, location and condition of the tooth. Metal crowns are typically used on out-of-sight back molars; all-porcelain crowns are typically placed on front teeth; and porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns can be used on front or back teeth. The American Dental Association provides a comparison chart[4] of dental crown materials.
  • Dental crowns last an average of 5-15 years, depending on the amount of wear and tear, the quality of oral hygiene practiced and personal habits such as chewing ice or clenching the teeth, or chewing ice, according to WebMD[5] . A crown may need to be replaced several times during the patient's lifetime.
Additional costs:
  • There may be separate charges for an initial exam ($20-$100 or more) and dental X-rays ($10-$250).
  • If the tooth has extensive decay, become infected or been injured, a root canal ($300-$1,500 for a front tooth, $500-$2,000 for a molar) might be needed before the crown can be installed.
  • If a large area of tooth is missing because of decay or damage, there may be an additional charge of $150-$250 or more to build up the tooth (although some dentists include this cost in their quoted price for a crown).
So Dr.Laura's cost to me for the whole procedure....3000 pesos which is 195 Canadian dollars!!!!


Back at home i unloaded my stuff this below was 47 pesos...
My maid Margarita had been whilst I was away and the casita is absolutely spotless, laundry done
and even watered my plants and re arranged my roses!!

After supper I went to a teacher meeting at the coordinator's home...where we hashed out some business and home by 9.00 pm...

A busy day don't you think??

Yashi Kochi!!!


2 comments:

Shelagh Kouwenhoven said...

Love seeing your pictures of our old stomping ground. We used the butchers by the church and the one on the corner. Been in business since 1956! Also have you been to Baja Taco.it is a tiny place with a lovely rooftop and super cheap. It was our spot to regroup before we headed up the super steep climb home. Cheers

mexicokid said...

i use the same butcher but will look for the taco place are you coming down this winter? cheers Les

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