Anyway, after almost a month, my tooth has been repair and I am, once again, a whole person.
In the process of becoming whole I discovered that our dental insurance does not cover crowns - at all. So, in order to avoid paying almost $1000 on my mouth, we opted for a filling instead which came in at a little under $200. Hopefully it will last until we have better dental insurance :-)
No matter how you look at it, it was an expensive Tootsie Pop.