Affordable Dentistry for Domestic Abuse?
I’ve just left an abusive relationship. Without going into details I’ve had to run away to a completely different city. I don’t have many funds because I’m still building my life back. I lost three teeth the night before I left from some punches I received. I think my missing teeth, which are in the front, it what is making it hard for me to find work. I don’t have much cash left so I need to get a job within a few months. Is there an affordable way for me to get this fixed?
It was very brave of you to leave. That’s not an easy thing to do. You’re in a tough spot, but there are some options for you.
Affordable Solutions for Dentistry
- Contact a Domestic Abuse Shelter
Because you’re a victim of domestic abuse you can access the services offered by these shelters. They often work with dentists and dental charities, such as Give Back a Smile. In these scenarios, dentists donate their time and services to help restore the smiles of domestic abuse survivors.
- Try a dental school
Dental schools do work for a discount as a part of their training. However, you need to be aware that services there take a little longer. The dentists in training are slower because they’re just learning and their instructor has to check over all their work. As long as you plan to spend extra time there, you should be fine.
There are affordable dentists who would be willing to work with you. Their fees are generally a little lower than other dentists and they have payment plans to help you get the work you need while slowly paying things off.
Options for Your Missing Teeth
When you find your dentist, I’m sure they’ll give you all your tooth replacement options. I do want to give you a couple of things to look up ahead of time and be prepared. Ideally, you’d replace your teeth with dental implants, but those are pricey and require surgery. Though there are affordable dental implant options.
If that isn’t within your reach, you can get a removable partial denture. This will replace your teeth while you gain employment and save up for the better solution.
I wish you the best of success.
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