Hi there, it’s Jackie here with round two of Save Jackie’s Smile.
For those who weren’t around for round one let me get you up to speed.
TL;DR: I have bad teeth and require at least one crown and several fillings to keep the ones I have.
so, back in August 2020 I needed to get a some dental work but couldn’t afford it, without said work I would be missing a front tooth now (and am forever grateful to those who contributed, words do do it justice).
Less than a year later I lost my job and my access to dental care, meaning what problems I still had went untreated..
Until this summer at least.
I have finally made it to the dentist and that year of neglect has made its mark (literally). I had one rear molar pulled, it was slated to get a crown but the damage was too severe.
currently I’m having a canine (front tooth, slightly right if the center two) crowned and will require at least two fillings (which left undone will likely result in more crowns/pulled teeth).
naturally I have already met the cap for dental insurance this year. The initial crown costs $1800, while additional fillings are quoted around $400 (per tooth for the most damaged ones).
My hope is to raise enough money to offset the cost and make the treatment possible without accruing substantial debts.