Tomorrow, it will be one week since I had the gap between my teeth filled in. My gums and the roof of my mouth are finally starting to feel better. (They were shredded in the filling in process and that is apparently normal. I kind of wish my dentist would have told me beforehand it would happen. I don't think it would have stopped me from having it done, but I would have been a little better prepared for the aftermath.) They don't feel great, just better. I'm still hesitant to bite into food with my front teeth because it hurts the gums. I know it will get better, I just wish it would happen sooner. Hurry up, stupid gums.
I'm still not totally used to the feeling of no gap. I lived with one for about 25 years. So, I would imagine it's going to take a while to adjust. I had a mini panic attack last Thursday when I realized I had done something that's basically irreversible. I'm pretty much stuck with it for the rest of my life. Yikes. Also, I was feeling really weird about doing something purely for the sake of vanity. The gap wasn't causing me any problems. Other than looking goofy and irritating me whenever I looked in the mirror. I think I'm over that now, but I do still get a little shock whenever I look in the mirror now. I guess that's better than being annoyed.