I need to have dental implants. I lost all of my teeth due to an illness. I have had four sets of dentures made by four different doctors, but was unable to wear any of them, even after numerous visits for readjustments. Each set caused gum bleeding, blisters in mouth, thrush and I have a very strong gag reflex. I was told that the only solution would be dental implants.
Because I can't afford dental implants, I wear nothing. This has impacted my life in my ways. My husband of 27 years walked out on me because he was embarrassed about my teeth. I've heard hurtful comments made to my children about my teeth. I no longer leave the house. My ex ruined my credit, so I can't get a loan to fix them. My self confidence is gone and I feel worthless.
I am still young enough to find someone to spend the rest of my life with, who wants someone with no teeth? I have never been called back for any job interviews because of my teeth (one employer actually told me this). I want to be normal again and eat good foods. I want my children to be proud of me and I want to be proud of myself.
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