Are expensive to maintain. Honestly...I had a root canal last week and the tooth needs a crown. Had the crown prep on Tuesday, April 1st. Had my dentist, who I adore, check a tooth that has been bothering me for a few weeks - and wouldn't you know it....it's abscessed and needs a root canal.
I have good dental insurance, BUT it has an annual cap of $1,500. I've already blown PAST that with the canal and crown...the next crown, is on me - at least for now. I can submit it to my Flex account at the end of the year - but I won't have enough in that account to pay for the crown until around November.
I've joked about having all my teeth removed and getting false teeth - so I could just go through the drive through, drop them off for a cleaning and pick them up later on!