Last year one of my molars started hurting whenever I bit down on that side. I mentioned it to the dentist at the next visit, and he had a look and said the molar was developing a hairline fracture. He recommended getting a crown on it, and gave me an estimate.
Then Alpha Geek got laid off, and I kind of put expensive orthodontia on hold for a while. I also started chewing on the other side of my mouth.
This week at the dentist I mentioned that a molar on the other side had become sensitive to temperature. He observed that the filling there was worn away, and recommended getting a crown on that one. “But,” he added, “I’m more concerned about that other molar. It’s actually developing a fracture.”
So now I need two crowns, and we may or may not have dental insurance next year.