Last June, I had a filling slip on one of my teeth. It didn’t slip far, but it slipped just enough that I had to have it replaced (although, I waited until November to do it). Upon my having it replaced, the dentist commented how I really shouldn’t get fillings done in France, then, since I had had the filling done in France. However, I had had the filling done in France, because the filling had popped out while flossing (while I was living in France), only three months after it had first gone in… in the USA. When the French replacement made its slight slip, it had done its duty of holding tight for over six years. Also, while living in Germany a few years later, the other filling that had been done at the same time as the one that had popped out in France, well, it popped out while I was flossing. So, I had to have both the US fillings replaced, because they came out while flossing.
Fast forward to now. On Friday evening, guess what happened. One of the fillings that was replaced, specifically the one that was replaced because it had chipped slightly (front tooth – it happens), though several years ago, well, it slipped! And when? While flossing. Now, here I am, barely three and a half months (if that) after having the filling inserted, and here in the US again, and the filling is falling out. I feel as though the dentist’s comment on France’s dental care was not only inaccurate a recommendation, but incorrectly directed. Clearly the fact that so many of my fillings from the US have gone so poorly in terms of lasting quality, could rather recommend that I not get fillings done in the US.
I think this is the main reason I really wanted to get out of the US as soon as possible this past fall – I want medical and dental care to be affordable for me again in life.