I'm feeling alternately angry and stupid right now.
Four of my baby teeth survived all these years and one of them just cracked in half. The dentist gave me the name of an orthodontic surgeon, who strongly encouraged me to get an implant instead of a bridge. More permanent, doesn't involve ruining other teeth, etc. Even though it was going to cost a lot more, I got talked into it to the tune of $2200. For some reason, I didn't hear the part about an implant only including the extraction and implantation of a screw, to which a crown would be attached later. By my own dentist. I just called my dentist and found out the crown is gonna cost another $1600 at least. I feel sick about this. I thought the $2200 would be most if not all the expenses for this thing.
Does anyone have any advice about a dentist who will do the crown cheaper than that? Insurance doesn't cover any of this shit. If I'd known all of this, I would have left the gap that wouldn't even really show anyway.