Hi all, I'm Cheow Fern and I'm 29 years old this year. I come from a single parent family as my dad passed away when I was 15, we have been living frugally since. But we have been comfortable so far.
I've had a bicycle accident when I was just 9 years old, causing a couple of my teeth to fall out and a myriad of dental issues since then. I've had gym sores, cysts, root canal treatment beyond a hospital stay, which cost my family quite a fair bit of savings. It has been 20 years since the accident and I have spent close to 20k on fixing the damage.
My wish every year was to have a full set of teeth, to look normal. I just want to blend in and not have people mentioning anything about my looks. I have mild social anxiety. It has only been recently that I've opened up to the people closer to me about my teeth. I don't smile or talk much for fear of my dentures being noticed.
This dental implants procedure that I am going for would cost minimally 12000 SGD which is a lot of money for me, for us. I am ashamed that as an adult, I have yet to be able to save up this amount for myself. So I seek your help, any amount will do.