From the time I was young I was told I would lose all my teeth. Regardless of preventative care and hygiene, my teeth would not last. As demoralizing as it is, I need to ask for help. I deeply need dental work. I need oral surgery and dentures. I have done the beginning step of the simple extractions. I have already had 13 teeth pulled. The more costly part is the next step. My need for this work is not just a matter of vanity, it is now a matter of health. Most of my remaining upper teeth are broken at the gum line which requires oral surgery. Without healthy gums and solid teeth it is difficult to maintain a healthy diet.
And as simplistic as it may seem, teeth are for more than just biting and chewing. They are for smiling and laughing. It is the ability to show others that you are happy, that they are enjoyed. It is the ability to smile with a child who has learned a difficult task. It's for smiling with your adult student who has mastered their first solo performance. It's for laughing aloud at silly mistakes and letting others know that everything is not as serious as it feels.
The approximate cost of the work that needs to be done, including anesthesia, extractions, dentures, and 3 follow up visits for re-adjusting is $3805 "“ I am not asking to round up: these are the approximate amounts, with no unforeseen complications.
These are not vain or prideful needs. This is a heartfelt request for others to help me achieve a life changing procedure. I come to you to humbly request your assistance. Please help me get my smile back. It has been so long since I have been able to joyfully smile.......let me smile for you.
With my sincere thanks,
~ chana leslie landsberg
- sesh commuri
- Meri Rathbun
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