I'm so ashamed of my missing teeth

I try not to smile, or look straight at anyone, or speak too loudly. I don't date. I don't go to job interviews anymore.
When I had insurance, I had great teeth. Eighteen years later, I'm down 6. I get an abscess, deal with the pain for a couple months, and if it doesn't stop have the tooth pulled.
With no hope of getting money or insurance in the future the cycle will just continue.
And the horrible things people say. I've been accused of drugs, fighting, and laziness.
Sometimes I'd rather be dead than lose another tooth.

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  • Why not look into applying for Medicaid so that you can get your smile fixed. Also some dentists will work with you on a sliding scale. Here in NYC, a lot of people who cannot afford dentistry go to NYU school of dentistry and dental interns do all of the work that regular dentists do, but at a fraction of the cost.
    Good luck!

  • You're probably making more out of your missing teeth than anyone else ever will. If anyone says anything to you f*** them.

  • Sorry, I've heard that if you go to dental schools they will work on your teeth based on your income good luck

  • Yes some dental schools could and I used to use them in the 80s.Also social service agencies might have connections to hook you up.if you look around your city and state,you would get help.I have always had a killer smile.I met my first wife just because of my smile.Within two years or so,I lost a front top tooth that had been damaged 10 years prior.I used a girlfriend's boyfriend's insurance back in the 80 and got a partial.Many people never quite noticed the difference. About 5 years ago at Christmas dinner,I lost another front tooth.I got a dental lab to make me a two teeth flipper that slides well in the top and is so well made that nobody has ever pointed out anything about it.I have dated women who I have kissed and they have never made any stranger motions.I still smile with confidence.I believe you could too, Best of luck.

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