Hello, my name is Samantha and I am in need of a front tooth. I was born without my lateral incisor on my right side. My maternal grandparents paid for my elder sister and I to get braces when we were young. I was only in the fourth grade when I received mine, which is too young for braces. My dentist at the time left my braces on me until I was in the seventh grade and needless to say I’ve had dental issues most of my life. The biggest issue I’ve had is my missing tooth. He created a retainer with a tooth attached and I’d had it for fifteen years. Yes, fifteen years with the same retainer. When it finally gave out, I visited a local dentist and had a Marilyn bridge done. With the gap being so small I’ve had nothing but issue after issue with it popping out completely. I had to pay out of pocket for it, which was about $700 total. The porcelain is now cracking on the wings of the tooth to where I won’t be able to re-fix it any longer. I found a new dentist that can give me a sturdy new option. The tooth next to the gap will be ground down and a cap placed on with a veneer and another tooth attached to it. This way it will be sturdy, and I will not have to worry about my tooth constantly coming out. Unfortunately, my insurance will not cover the procedure at all as they list it as “cosmetic”. The procedure will cost the whole amount of between $2,500 and $3,500. This is well beyond my realm of ability. I currently work as a Military Move Manager and having a high self-esteem and presentation is extremely important to me for this job. I have tried to work out a payment plan with my dentist and the best they can do is paying half at the first appointment and the other half at the second appointment. I have tried everything, from trying to get a loan to contacting my dental insurance and nothing has borne any fruit. I hate to ask for money, but this is my last option. At this point my tooth is no longer able to stay put without superglue, and this only lasts for about 3 days. I would eternally appreciate any help at all with this.
I have attached a photo of me and my PayPal link is https://www.paypal.me/SamBlymiller