Help Me Chew

As many of my closest friends and family know, I've struggled with dental health all my life due to being cursed with weak enamel and never being able to afford to take care of problems as they arose. I had my first root canal when I was only 13 years old, and broke my first molar when I was 16. In the last ten years I've had five molars removed and now another molar is so damaged that it can't be saved.

I recently obtained dental insurance but I had to have two root canals done on April 2nd.  These expensive procedures used up all of my yearly coverage, and I still need to get crowns on those two teeth to protect them from further damage.

My tooth situation is so dire that I can hardly chew, and the few molars I do have are even more susceptible to breaking due to all of the force of my bite being focused on those teeth. My dentist estimated that it would cost $20,000 to restore to my mouth to its original state. However, right now my main concern is paying for two crowns ($2200), the molar extraction (~$300) and a bridge ($5000) to cover the span of 3 teeth that will be missing once the broken molar is removed. These procedures are my highest priority because they will allow me to eat solid food again.

I hate to ask for help, but with the cost of living and student loans, I don't have many options. Please help me get my mouth back to a functional state before I lose any more teeth.

Molds of my mouth (3/29/18)

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Monique Schneider 
San Diego, CA
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