That’s how I’m feeling tonight. Chris has been in Ireland the past week and a half, and he’s returning next Saturday. The woods of Scituate are feeling more isolated than ever, and I can’t wait for him to get home. I’ve been in a melancholic funk since he left. The weather is as foggy and dewy as my mood, and it’s left Lenny smelling like….wet dog. Bath #1 coming in hot tomorrow morning.
Chris’s absence has affected more than my mood. I won’t apprise you with photos, but our grass is embarrassingly long. Though I’ve thought several times of approaching the task myself, the fear of a resultant allergic fit necessitating a week out of work has kept the thought at bay. I’m hoping my father-in-law makes a trip with the rider before the neighbors start picketing.
I’ve got nothing good for you, so I searched the archives of photos for an interesting case. I had a patient that hated the look of her four front teeth. Veneers for four teeth will run you around $5,000 in our office, which, believe it or not, is probably the most affordable you’ll find them for. That wasn’t in her budget, so I agreed to use white bonded filling material to re-shape them (with the caveat that this is temporary until the veneers are in her budget….they’ll likely chip and break down before that happens). This isn’t the easiest of tasks; bonded fillings are more technique sensitive than old-school silver ones. It’s a difficult material to shape for esthetic cases like this one….so I was really happy with how this turned out. The veneers will still be an enormous improvement from my handy work here, but I think it’s indisputable that those front teeth are more attractive than they started out. The hollywood-white smile isn’t for everyone, but it’s what this patient was after….and she went home happy.