Thank you for your time, since you’re reading this!
I’m in the process of having 3 dental implants, all in my upper smile line–3 teeth missing from my smile obviously made me feel hideous, and I speak to a lot of people in my job.
I had the 3 implants placed in my jawbone on 1/22/19 ($5,973, two years on Care Credit), and sometime between April and July 2019 they will add the 3 abutments and 3 crowns ($7,170, two years on Care Credit), depending on how fast I heal.
I’ll get checked on 3/28/19. With the initial $315 imaging , the grand total for these 3 implants is $13,458! See photo of my treatment plan from my Nov. 2018 evaluation.
Of course, I’m paying as much as I possibly can, certainly more than the minimum. But with the other bills that come with being an adult, I simply can’t pay all this off in 2 years, and then I’ll get slammed with Care Credit’s retroactive interest. If I can get out from under this crushing dental debt, I will gladly pay it forward and contribute to others in need on here!
Also, having to take on this dental debt has derailed a significant dream of mine–I was planning on relocating from Florida to Montana in summer 2019, but now, who knows when I’ll be able to do this. Moving to Montana has been my dream for many years, and I want to do it while I’m blessed with a job that will let me transfer.
I’m sure you’d want to know a little about anyone you might donate money to: I’m 35, and I’ve worked full-time in unarmed security for 4 years (promoted last year), and before that I held the same customer service job at a local small business for 12 years. I returned to school in 2018 to work on a BBA in Accounting (maintaining a 4.0), so I do have long-term goals. If not for this crippling dental dent, I could be moving AND making an early dent in my student loans!
As someone who’s very on top of my finances, having to ask for help is hard to swallow. I paid off my car loan 2 years early. I’ve read “The Complete Tightwad Gazette” and it helped me see that frugality and saving are empowering things, so I really am careful with money–I don’t go to movies, bars, hardly even restaurants. And of course things could be worse, but this is just overwhelming to me… I can’t see a way out from under this on my own. So even if you can only donate $1, $5, $10, etc., it adds up, and it will ONLY be used for these Care Credit bills!
Thank you so much!
Tampa Bay, FL