Losing my dentures has been the most humiliating experience I’ve ever had. My Medicare insurance doesn’t cover getting another set and being on social security hassle it impossible for me to get any help with financing. Starting this fund and asking for help has been really hard for me but I have no choice. I really do appreciate anyone that can help me and wish my luck. Thanks Dave
This has been a very long and stressful journey for me. I never had any oral health problems my entire life. I had good oral habits and took care of myself. However, about 6 years ago I was leaving a bad relationship and was evicted from my apartment. Homeless, I found out that I was pregnant! For 9 whole months me and my daughter slept on the floor in my mothers apartment an hour away from where I work. My oldest son was living with my dad, in order to finish the school year and have a normal day to day. After the 9 months my grandmother helped me find an apartment for my children and I, while I commuted back and forth to work. During this time, I didn’t see a dentist, I had trouble sleeping, I was depressed, and I was not taking care of myself. I avoided leaving the house, and ate away my sadness. I knew that my teeth were looking bad, but I didn’t even want to look in the mirror. After I was financially stable again I started seeing a dentist regularly in order to fill in the cavities. I spent out of pocket over 4000 to fill the cavities, get root canals and crowns. Then there was an infection that spread on the right side of my mouth. The decay keeps getting worse because I was maxed out financially, and ruined my good credit with loans. I work very hard, and make sure my children are taken care of. However, the cost of my current dental work would be over 13,000. I would lose my job if I can’t get my teeth fixed. I work directly with people, at the moment I’m still wearing a mask to cover my broken smile. A pretty face, but when I open my mouth people assume I’m a drug user. It hurts my self esteem and confidence. I can’t believe that I have spent thousands already and my teeth still look so terrible, even though I brush twice a day. I have no other options at the moment unless someone helps me pay for it. I do not come from a rich family, we have learned to work hard and earn everything that we have. However, the longer that I wait, the worse that it gets. I don’t know how much longer I can wear a mask. My credit score was greatly effected by care credit loans, covid, and inability to pay bills on time. I’m struggling to buy food for our family, let alone any extra expenses. I even started delivering groceries for extra money but it is putting wear and tear on my vehicle, and with the rising gas prices I wonder if it’s worth it. I’m a good person, a mom who tries her best. But, I don’t feel my best with teeth that are deteriorating. Due to enamel loss, medication, poor healthcare coverage, this is the spot that I am I’m currently. I really need a helping hand.
Hello, I am Aleksandar from Serbia. I am a historian by profession, but I work in the automotive industry. I grew up in a small town and I like a quiet life. I am 31 years old and I have a fiancée with whom
we are expecting a baby at the beginning of next year.
I am happy about that but I also have a sad side which is why I had to sign up here and tell you. Like every child, I loved sweets and everything was fine until I came of age as a teenager. Then the pain in the gums, swelling of the jaw, loss of teeth and rapid decay of already healthy teeth began. Then bad breath, all caused by the decay of gums that were more inflamed with pus than healthy ones. All this brings unbearable pain and sleepless nights under injections and quite strong medications. My teeth would decay quickly and be susceptible to caries, but as a persistent person I often went to the dentist to fix them. And so on indefinitely, suffering immense pain and hoping it will get better. Then there was swelling and pus in my gums where I could neither eat nor eat without strong anesthetics. Literally my life revolved around medication at the time. As if all this was not enough when I visited the dentist I got another bad news. Due to everything that followed me for years, I also got the disease periodontitis, due to which my teeth and gums decay quickly, and now, at the age of 31, I am left without teeth. So far I have a dozen more but they are in very bad shape … I have a job in Serbia but it is a small salary so I earn some $ 500 a month .. With all the obligations about a pregnant wife around the house, various expenses we have for life I solve my health issue. I no longer have the courage to smile at people when I see them, to show happiness when I am happy. .. Treating the whole jaw and installing new teeth would cost me 4500 dollars, I have collected a few thousand dollars in a few years with the help of good friends and some other people, but I am missing 2500 dollars. In support I leave a picture of the current state of my teeth. A friend told me to try here so if I am lucky I will succeed.
I ask people of good will, who can help me as much, that after a long time I have a painless sleep and that I no longer have a phobia to smile or talk. I’ve never asked for anything in my life, but now I’m left with no chance of healing myself. Help me so my baby can see my smile. Thank you.
Greetings and salutations. My name is Darion but my friends call me “Dee”.
I am consciously thankful for just being alive these days, with everything that’s going on in the world today.
I am just a regular person looking for help.
I am asking for $20,000. I really need a boost.
Specifically, for my teeth problem, I’ve been having.
I am 42 years old and I was born in New York. I have never been to a dentist in my life for any type of cleaning or repairs.
Now that all these years have passed, I am missing three teeth in the back of my mouth. Due to self-extraction, which was very painful, to say the least.
Not only that but currently I have this tooth that is just plainly depleting my quality of life in general.
The pure pain that exists every day is almost unbearable. It shifts my concentration to whatever task I am doing. Also, it just takes so much energy to deal with the constant pain every day. It basically takes the zeal out of life itself.
As well as my pain from tooth decay, have irregular teeth in the front which all are distributing a certain degree of pain at the same time. They are also spaced apart making my smile and appearance look less than to the general public in everyday life.
With $20,000 I could get a completely new set of teeth.
Each tooth costs approx. $1,200. If I could get close to 16 new teeth or even 12.
That would give me at least six to eight new teeth at the top and six to eight new teeth at the bottom.
This plea is heartfelt and honest. If I get these teeth I’ll be able to chew food again without pain.
Also, I will use the new set of teeth to attempt to enter into the screen and actors guild and try to make something of myself in the acting world.
This is more of an investment. Whichever good soul has the means and is willing to help me. I will forever be in debt.
I am able to keep in contact and keep anyone who is interested in updates showing my healing progress in my mouth.
It took a lot of thought and guts to reach out to the public about my personal problems. Nevertheless, I have no other options. I have no money and I’ve had a hard time through life in general.
My personal e-mail address is Huhi67000@gmail.com
I need the help desperately. Any funds donated to my cause will be highly appreciated.
My goal is to get new teeth. Small increments will help until I get to the goal at hand.
My PayPal info is
Thank you for taking time to read this. I am in desperate need of financial assistance to pay for my dental treatment. In 2005, I was involved in a serious car accident. I was given Oxycontin to treat the severe pain from the damage caused to my body. I took my medication every day as prescribed. Unbeknownst to me, I had become dependent on and addicted to opioids. About 15 months later, my doctor stopped refilling my prescription and. I began to feel the horrific nausea, anxiety, insomnia and diarrhea of what I now know was cold turkey opioid withdrawal. My vulnerability and desperation slowly lead me to becoming addicted to heroin. Within a year, I went from having a full and beautiful life to living on the streets, having lost everything. I began dating an older man who was extremely abusive and controlled my entire life. The pain, violence, and abuse that I experienced on the streets was unimaginable. This continued for 10 years until an accidental overdose saved my life.
Going to rehab was my saving grace. I was able to medically detox in a safe and secure environment. I was diagnosed with PTSD from the trauma I experienced during my addiction and began working through that in therapy. For years, I fought very hard to turn my life around. I returned to college and began working with those still suffering on the streets. As my healing progressed, there has always been one thing that standing in my way, making it impossible for me to leave my past behind me, and that is my broken smile. The damage done to my teeth through addiction is devastating. It has become a permanent scar of my past struggles and poor choices. Every time I look in the mirror, I’m haunted by the pain of my past all over again. For me, there is so much shame and embarrassment surrounding my teeth which has affected my life in so many ways. Besides being unable to properly chew food which is extremely uncomfortable as it is, my mouth is also in continuous pain…often times the pain is so great that it becomes debilitating. I am constantly being looked at and judged by the world around me. I can’t talk without covering my mouth which has made it impossible to connect with people, causing me to have the worst social anxiety. I have been turned away from countless job opportunities due to the appearance of my teeth and the negative stigma attached to it. I often hear people saying things like “she’d be so pretty if her teeth weren’t so ****ed up”. Hearing stuff like that hurts so bad. To be honest, I never realized what an important role teeth played in experiencing life and interacting with the world until I lost them. I feel so disconnected from the world and it’s such a lonely feeling. My dental issues have completely robed me of my confidence and self-esteem.
Being able to afford my dental treatment would mean the world to me. It would change the whole trajectory of my life. This dental treatment would give me the confidence to leave the past behind me and the strength to reclaim my life. It would give me the strength to take my power back and find my voice again, create new relationships and find a place where I belong within my community. And then there’s the little things that would mean so much to me like being able to smile again…. so hard that my cheeks hurt. And laugh again… so hard that I can’t breathe. It would break me out of my shell after so many years of isolation. This dental treatment would allow me to create a life that I’m proud of and become the person I’ve always wanted to be. Most importantly, it would allow me to leave the pain of my past behind me for good and experience self-love again. I have always thought that asking for help was a sign of weakness and it wasn’t until I was in recovery that I learned that it’s in fact a sign of strength. So, with all my strength, I am asking for your help. Please help me get my smile back. Life really isn’t worth living when your time is spent hiding from the world. Thank you in advance for your contribution. You have no idea how much it means to me to have your support.
Here is my link https://paypal.me/HSimons991?country.x=US&locale.x=en_US
You will notice that a grant and DIS have already lowered the cost greatly! My balance is now at $19,875. Please contact me if you have any questions.
How does one start all over? The pandemic took its toll in different ways, for different people. It also helped bring about positive changes and renewed outlooks on life. In my case, I used to work as a caregiver, and I really enjoyed helping people in that capacity, for many years. Then the pandemic hit, and my last patient was sent to a nursing home. After that, I was unemployed for nearly a year and a half, giving me some time to re-think the future. As much as I love care-giving, the reality is it’s a very low paying job, as many important jobs in society are, not to mention that I’m 67, and feeling ready for something else. I had worked as an independent contractor mostly, so I didn’t have a 401-K or anything. I started collecting social security at age 65 because I needed it, and it’s under 1k per month. Needless to say, it’s not enough to live on.
And in the last year, to make things more ‘fun’, some veneers broke on my front teeth, leaving me without my dazzling smile! After weighing a lot of options on what I could do to turn my life around financially (the idea of being broke as a ‘senior‘ is pretty scary), I have decided to become a life agent/financial planner, as that is something that can be done at any age, and now, with the whole Covid thing being ongoing, it has become totally normal to do business online via Zoom, etc.
I’m excited about this new path, but like with anything, you don’t always know how long something will take, or the cost involved, in total. I have gone into credit card debt to pay for my agent schooling/license as well as the insurance I must have AS an agent, and now another cost coming up to work with an agency that, after much searching, I have decided to join. My budget is non-existent at this point! My biggest fear right now is me not wanting to smile too much because of my broken teeth, it‘s awkward and uncomfortable….I have learned to smile without showing teeth, pretty weird actually, but I know people take away a first impression when they see you, and if they see my messed up teeth, I wonder how that will go over, as I’m just in that stage right now of getting started.
I don’t know the exact cost of getting this work done, but it would be around 7500 for 3 of my teeth that need to be fixed, after researching it. I live in Los Angeles and nothing here is ‘cheap’. Having my smile restored would be a major boost to my self esteem, and just being able to freely smile again without concern, would be amazing! I would be unbelievably grateful if I were to receive help for this, it would change so much for me, confidence-wise, and moving forward on a new career path! I thank you for considering my dilemma, and I hope that whoever is reading this is doing well in their own life. Many blessings to you!……Olivia paypal.me/reinventingmyself31
Ill start off by saying i had most of the money two years ago to get my teeth fixed after years with a bad dentist. Old dentist was cheap and took payment. Found a new dentist and got an estimate that said $15,358 dollars. Well also two years ago I found out I was pregnant. Due to my line of work I was laid off because of the job being shut down. So I took the money i had to fix my teeth and used it to pay doctor bills and hospital visits for my baby. He has spina bifida occulta so it took lost of testing and monitoring to make sure he wouldnt need surgery. Well now all of that is out of the way. We are struggling to even pay bills and my teeth are in horrible shape and it hurts to eat some solid foods. I hate to smile and i hate to take pictures with my son due to my smile. Its a shame how much dental work costs now. So if you can please help and I promise to pay it forward.
My name is Jack Gordon. I am am currently unemployed after working at a Covid Vaccination Centre until last November. Unfortunately any attempt at getting a new job is hindered by the interviewer saying “oh gosh how’d that happen?” referring to my teeth. I can tell it is quite off-putting for the employer but I cannot afford to have my teeth fixed while I have no money and I am finding it ever so difficult to get a job while my teeth are in this state. The manner in which my teeth smashed is of nobody else’s fault other than my own (falling down a concrete staircase), although I am desperate for help from anybody that can help me with the Dental bill.
I can’t find a dentist to help in the meantime as I have no job, so you can see how this vicious cycle is getting out of hand. People are treating me differently due to the way I look it’s having an affect on me mentally. I am living from day to day with what little money I have and I feel like my life has taken a turn for the worse since November.
Not only have my front teeth snapped off, I have teeth at the back where the fillings have come out and are causing a lot of pain. I want to stop having to take pain killers just so I can have a meal and look in the mirror without having a mental breakdown.
Losing my job, losing my girlfriend and this financial predicament I find myself in may not be of concern to other people, but for those who are still reading this my heart goes out to you. Thank you for taking the time out of your day to even read this post.
For me to be able to get back to the way things should be in life, I really really really need help paying for the dental bill. Hopefully good things will fall into place afterwards. If anybody is kind enough to donate then I will be more than happy to give updates to my situation. We can exchange email/numbers (or whatever) It would mean the absolute world to me and I will forever be grateful for this new lease on life.
The dreadful Dental bill for my mangled teeth is a whopping £1523/$2000! I am trying to scrape as much as I can together to bring the total of donations needed down so this amount may change, but I am talking probably a couple hundred at most.
Hello and thank for taking time to read my story and why I am in so need of help right now! My name is Wes, 44 years old, and I am a cancer survivor! About 6 years ago I was diagnosed with cancer, stage 2 diffuse large B cell lymphoma, and received 6 rounds of chemotherapy. The treatments left my salivary glands damaged so now as a result I have chronic dry mouth. This has caused significant damage to mostly my lower back teeth and 2 weeks ago had 2 infected teeth surgically removed. At the time of this I had insurance from last job but the insurance ran out and now everything is out of pocket! I started a new job but no insurance for another 90 days. I still need 3 more lower teeth taken out and than I would need a removable partial put in. All total costs I was given in my treatment plan came to $2,996.28 which is what I need! Even through cancer treatments I never had to ask for help, this all new to me, and as a religious/godly man I always have helped…never been on the asking side so it kills me to have to ask for help. Between regular bills, rent, utilities, food, etc., and just started a new job, my funds are depleted. I will post my link for the donations and any help is appreciated! Got bless and thanks for being a blessing!
Hello. Im a 60 year old woman. I am retired from the Post office after 30 years of service. I work part-time as an IHSS Caregiver to supplement my income. When i was 30 i had to have a dental bridge put in due to severe bone loss after an orthodontist moved my teeth too fast when i was in my twenties. Now here i am 30 years later my bridge is loose and falling apart. I have also lost my bottom front tooth. My only option is dental implants for upper and lower. I have dental insurance but it will not cover the cost of the implants. I am looking at about 40 thousand dollars for the surgery. Anyway any one can help would be much appreciated. Thank you in advance. 😊
Hello, I hate having to ask but I am really suffering. I developed a toothache which has now unfortunately turned into a abscess. As we speak my face is swollen and getting worse. I need medical help before the infection travels else where in my body. I have contacted my doctor who cannot help me on the nhs as it is a dental issue. I have also contacted my dentist who cannot fit me in for a appointment straight away. I am able to purchase antibiotics from a online doctor but I need funds to do this. After I have taken the antibiotics I will need a root canal treatment and possibly more dental work.
If anyone can help assist with the cost of this I would be most grateful any donation will be gratefully received.
I really don’t want to loose my tooth just because I have no funds for antibiotics and treatment. My dental problems have really effected my confidence but usually I’m a out going happy person.
If I receive the help needed I can hopefully get back to being me.
At the moment I am in a lot of pain, I am taking painkillers ( paracetamol and ibuprofen) but I hate to have to rely on those as usually I avoid taking medication where possible. But currently as the pain is so bad I have no choice.
I’m sure many of you know how tooth pain feels so you will know that it is quite possibly the worst pain in the world to have to deal with.
Due to the pain I have not been able to continue with normal everyday things, it is affecting everything in my life at the moment and causing me to be down and deppressed. I have not left the house all week as i cannot deal with the pain and I am embarrassed about the amount of swelling in my face currently.
When I am in a better financial position I am hoping I will be able to help somebody else who needs support because obviously I know how this feels at the moment.
I’m estimating I will need some where between £300 And £400 to go private and relieve the on going treatment needed to save my teeth.
I am 37 years old so to loose my teeth would be devastating especially as I always like to take good care of myself and how I look.
My PayPal is –
Many thanks to whoever decides to help Me
Hello my name is Dianna, I’m 60. This time last year I was in the hospital from Covid in a 63 day coma on life support. The Dr’s told my Family it didn’t look good as to me making it out. But I serve an awesome God who is not ready for me yet. The reason I need funding the hospital misplaced/lost my dentures. Its still an ongoing battle to make them responsible…but I’m going out and about more but I can’t go out to lunch..dinners etc with my family because I have no teeth, I live on disability income which is not much and I cannot afford new dentures, and my state insurance will not cover them. I use to have very beautiful white teeth 9 yrs ago the Dr’s found a spot on my pancreas which ended up in a very scaring surgery, and I lost half my pancreas, now I’m insulin dependent diabetic. But all the medication caused serious damage to my beautiful teeth and I had to have them pulled, such a depressing time. But I can get a decent set of dentures for around $3000, I have to have a special plate on the bottom because of bone loss. But here I am this is my story and I’d appreciate any help. Thank you and God’s Blessings
Hello, this is the 1st time I’ve tried this so kinda bare with me a lil please since I’m not entirely sure I’m doing it right. I just found out about this site & gotta say I think it’s super cool that there are people out there willing to help others like this & I want to say thank you in advance.
I’m not used to asking for help & am usually the one people come to when they need somebody but I let my situation go way too long & am now in a tough spot with not many options to fix it. I added a picture so you can see the difference & how much damage was done by me ignoring what needed done & not taking care of myself anymore but my teeth & dental hygiene in general used to be so important to me & I worked very hard to maintain them. I brushed & flossed twice a day, every day, & even kept a backup dental kit in my car just in case & seen my dentist regularly for checkups & cleanings & made sure any issues were addressed as soon as possible. I was always so proud that I didn’t even have my 1st cavity until I was 22yr old so it’s beyond embarrassing that my teeth look the way they do now but I went into a downward spiral after a car accident that wasn’t my fault took everything from me. The injuries I sustained prevented me from being able to return to the life I led before & I lost my business I worked so hard to build & my lively hood, the damage to my face & mouth left me with no confidence for quite some time & I struggled with severe depression & was in & out of the hospital for years because of it & was battling a full-blown drug addiction not long after my 1st suicide attempt. I just didn’t care about anything for a very long time & lived only for self pity & destruction until about a year & a half ago when if not for my moms intuition & gut feeling, my 2nd suicide attempt would have been successful. That was my turning point, seeing what I had been doing to my mom & loved ones & what they had been going through because of my selfishness pushed me to get the help I needed starting with a 6mo stay at an inpatient facility where I was forced to face everything I had been trying to run away from or forget & learned so much about myself that it gave me real hope & a new outlook. Ive came so far from where I was & have a good job, my own place, a good support system & work on myself & my recovery every day but my confidence is still where I struggle the most & now that I’m completely aware of just how bad they are my teeth are the biggest reason for that so I’m focusing on getting them fixed & reaching out for help.
My PayPal info is: paypal.me/namesaretaken
So I had big dental problems since I was born….I just found out that it’s actually a genetically transmitted disorder called: Amelogenesis imperfecta.
I only got to find out because I transmitted it to my son as well…he is in treatment for it, we discovered it early for him….for me however is to late and I had tooth decay all over. Last summer it got so bad my teeth were simply breaking during normal eating, I couldn’t smile anymore for years and I couldn’t eat(still don’t eat normally)
Now I took all my savings and got us both(myself and my son into treatment) he is at the moment wearing a space maintainer brace to keep his teeth from moving until all the permanent ones came out as all his baby teeth had to be removed as they were very decayed due to the condition. He is ok, he was the priority!
As for me I started treatment I saved as many of my teeth as possible but I am still left with no teeth of my own on the upper jaw and even on the lower jaw I am left with just the front teeth and two molars….I still can’t eat properly but at least there’s no trace of infection left in my mouth.
Now with all my savings I did implants for me….an all on 4 work on my upper jaw and 2 extra implants on the lower jaw to allow me to chew.
It all worked out great, thank God, I even traveled to Eastern Europe for lower prices on my treatment.
But now it has come the time to put in the crowns(the actual teeth) and the definitive fixed denture(I have a bad fitting provisory denture up at the moment)
I hoped when I blew all my savings(around 4000€ so far) on having the implants and the fillings done that I’ll manage to save in 1 year the rest of the money….but with 2 kids, and Covid and really reduced work time and all the extra expenses with my child’s dental treatment, I couldn’t save enough…and I need another 1500€ to complete the treatment….I already postponed the appointment with two months…but I’ve been told that I have to go As soon as possible or they can not guarantee that the implants won’t get damaged.
I’m scared that I might blow my teeth treatment and my savings.
Hello everyone, I am a teenager who has tonsillitis about 3 years now. At first, I had poor knowledge about what it was, and I didn’t pay much attention to it. Which made it become more severe, I got frequent sore throat or migraines, so my mom brought to the hospital and the doctor don’t even knew what it was too. I went to the hospital several times and as if my tonsil was not too big the doctors didn’t see that my tonsil stones. Think that nobody before had ever gotten this on my island.
Later on, about one year after, this started to annoy me a lot. Thus, I’ve started to do some research about this small stone that came out, sometimes when I brushed my teeth or when I coughed. I find out that I was tonsil stones on the internet, I was advised to gargle with salt water, but it didn’t change anything. I was so ashamed to even say it to my mom.
The side effects of having tonsil stones is that I have bad breath. Firstly, it was from my mouth, and now it has become more severe, the bad odor come from my nose too. I know that a taboo subject, even I am ashamed to talk about it with all of you. Everyone who had bad breath at least one time in their life knows how it’s embarrassing.
I live on a small island, and we know everybody and everyone hates me because it is difficult for them to live with me. Somewhere I totally understand them, even at school, it’s difficult for me, I’m bullied and some classmates even tell me
to stop rotting their lives and committing suicide. I can’t even go to church without people staring at me and judging me.
I can’t do anything about it because my single mother doesn’t have enough money to pay for my tonsillectomy. As I live on an underdeveloped island, I have to travel to another country to do this operation, where there is a specialised hospital for tonsillectomy.
I am searching for people who can help me, I had to dm some celebrities on IG, but I had got no responses till now. I am begging for your help please, I am really struggling in life and if someone has ever overcome the same situation as me, your help or the advices are welcomed.
Approximately $5000 will be needed, it will be very kind of you if you could help me.God will bless you back, and much more than you have lost. I have hope in the humanity, that it remains good persons on this earth.