I have the worst teeth you have probably ever seen. What can I do about this?
February 1, 2011 1:09 PM Subscribe
I have the worst teeth you have probably ever seen. Now what?
posted by anonymous to health & fitness (27 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
I was born with weak enamel and saddled with no insurance, resources or even much spending cash until I was in my 30s.
Over time I have lost about four or five rear lower teeth, suffered impacted wisdom teeth, had to learn to talk with a closed mouth and a constant awareness of which angles I allow people to see me talking from so that I can hide my upper front teeth which are all virtually broken like a set of Greek ruins.
Is there any "out" in this? I have finally climbed my way up to making pretty good money (about $48k) but the years of being poor certainly didnt help my credit rating any.
I have seen nothing but horror stories about getting dentures put in and even then I would need to have a lot of teeth pulled to clear the way for them.
I am tired of feeling embarrassed and living with constant anxiety of being "found out" about my messed up teeth.
Sadly, during this entire time I have tried hard to take as good care of my teeth as possible. They were just too weak to hang I guess. I havent really had any issues with them (pain, etc) for the last 4 years or so and they seem to have stabilzed in their decay.
So yeah. I really have no idea what to do.
Im not wealthy enough to get a bunch of nice implants and not poor enough to qualify for some sort of assistance.
I have literally no idea what to do.
I am in California if this helps.