Not many people know about my medical condition since I try to keep it private. I was born with a dental medical condition to my teeth which leaves them soft, brittle and very easily breakable. While your average adult has 32 teeth in their mouth, I am currently down to 16. Out of the 16, only 5 of them are my original teeth. I’ve had 12 teeth pulled (extracted) and the rest are saved by a root canal and crown.
I’ve started the long process of dental implants and currently have 3 implants being ready to put in. Since insurance doesn’t cover implants, even with a medical condition, I’ve so far paid just around $9,000 out of pocket on three implants. I have many many more to go. There are many steps in the process to get an implant placed and it takes many painful hours to get this done correctly. The amount I’ve spent thus far, does not include an emergency treatment such as a root canal and crown to fix a tooth while waiting to come up with money to permanently fix a tooth with an implant.
Being a cam model always has its ups and downs, but I feel like I have more downs than the rest of the pretty girls. This medical problem has left me with very little confidence in myself as well as a self conscious issue. I’d love to smile without stopping myself quickly after I start and I’d love to take pictures and not be the only one not smiling. I’d love to be able to eat again; since I have no molars and other teeth in the back of my mouth.
Please find it in your heart to donate even a little bit to help me continue this process.
Thank you for reading my story