Please, read my miserable previous entry which I have just written. I looked up some details about dental implants on the internet and found this.
I've heard that dental implants are expensive. How much do they cost?
Well, first you must determine the measure or the gauge or yardstick by which you would evaluate VALUE. An implant costs, in Australian dollars between $3,500 to $4,500 - which is a small amount to pay for a Jumbo Jet or cheap to pay for a Bionic Ear. Compared to what is an implant cheap or expensive? A holiday for the same price is gone after 2 weeks, the memories faded after a year and 5 years later, you might actually lose by forgetting some of those tranquil expensive days.
Dentistry is HIGH VALUE. It is with you walking, talking, eating, singing, and making love, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week probably for the rest of your life. The same money spent doing up the car or the front fence is far less VALUE given that your interaction with it is less frequent and that a moment of absent-mindedness could reduce it to rubble.
So, obviously my annoyance is for nothing, as a new tooth is a joy to behold whereas a holiday is just a waste of money and memories.