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Suzanna

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Hello everyone,

I just wanted to say thank you all for taking the courageous step in showing off your old and new smiles. You have no idea how inspiring those pictures are, how they help bring a tremendous amount of hope that things get better. I cannot stress enough how much this forum has helped me so far, just reading everything. All the stories and the support of everyone, it's excellent.
 
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adamboy

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I just wanted to share a picture and my success story, i don't have a picture of my smile before as i didn't know about this forum before plucking up the courage to go to the dentist. I grew up in a very poor area and didn't have access to dental care growing up, so as time went on my teeth got more and more cavities (i'm sure people relate). I was too ashamed to go to the dentist until i had too, i got an abscess in my gum due to a badly decayed back tooth, it hurt so bad that i could feel my pulse in my jaw! So i made an appointment and took my mum along for moral support, i was so scared in the waiting room but my dentist calmed me down and said that she was there to help. The examination was a strange experience, i had hid my smile for so long that having somebody looking into my mouth left me feeling so exposed and vulnerable, but after the first examination THE FEAR IS OVER. She printed me off a list of work that i needed doing, i needed-

3 extractions
2 crowns
37 fillings

The work was done over 4 months. Please don't be scared of the dental drill, my dentist would numb my gum with a gel and then give me the numbing injection, so i felt NO PAIN throughout all of my dental sessions (a dentist can also prescribe a sedative). Luckily i also had $2000 a year dental insurance through my work, which ticked over 2 months into my treatment so i had $4000 paid through insurance and it also covered white fillings. It was amazing after treatment was complete, it was like a weight had been lifted off my shoulders and i could smile for the first time in my life! I also got braces to straighten my teeth and correct my bite (its quite cheap when paying in monthly instalments).
I hope this story helps people, my teeth were in terrible shape (my dentist said my teeth were quite far gone), but the teeth that i thought would need pulling out were fixed through white fillings, so its never as bad as you think.
Here my teeth now, you can do it too, i promise! :D
 

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Kilaya

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So, I really don't have a before picture of this one... but this tooth has gone through a lot.
It started just needing a filling that I couldn't afford because unemployment and family poverty.
I got into a federal program for youth and they helped with a white filling, but it was too close to the nerve so they had to do a root canal. Thought all it needed was a filling after that.
Then, I go to the next dentist in a different city (Same program) and they say I have an infection there, and that I need to have the RCT redone. They found it crazy that they weren't using a rubber RCT filling inside, instead, archaic metal. The dentist did an awesome job on my tooth and I was happy with how it blended with the rest of my teeth. She suggests I should probably get a cap for it in the future, but I put it off.
A yearish later I realize I need a checkup so I go get one. (I'm out of the youth service then)
My tooth had become semi-sensitive (Now I know it's because the guttam percha material went just a tad too far down), and started to feel really delicate....
The dentist there said it's normally the procedure to get a crown after a RCT, even if it's on a front tooth and showed me where it would break if I did accidentally bite into something too hard.
Anyway, Tl;dr, I got the crown done. It's definitely not my old tooth on the outside, which I miss because I saw it as a part of my natural self.... But it's still there... It's a little bulkier than my old one, you can't see those little ~waves~ on the top of the tooth, and it looks so perfect, like it almost shouldn't be there.
(I do drink a lot of coffee/tea so my other teeth are not 100% perfect, but that's *not* what look I'm going for)
I'm not sure if you all can tell which one's not the real one... I certainly hope no one else can. I'm so apprehensive about that all the time, I still haven't told my boyfriend I got it done, in case he'd notice *after* I said something. lol
 

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Hadn't looked through this topic for a long time and I must say..AWESOME! Huge congratulations to everyone on their new smiles! We're a good looking group! ;)
 
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Elderly woman with dementia broke off front tooth. I was able to bond it and also make it appear straighter._IGP5851.jpg_IGP5856.jpg
 
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That's amazing:) It looks great.
 
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plasticinsanity

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This is my first set of fillings I've had since... I want to say 2013? It could be 2012, though. I had 2 fillings done today on the right-side of the front teeth. Still a LOOOOT of work to be done (I don't even know how many fillings are left and I don't want to know)

On the after shot, I still want her to smooth out the tooth right beside the big front tooth (it looks a tad lopsided to me? We ran out of time during the appointment too)
 

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Rawbiz

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I am sorry I do not have a before pic. There is no before at all, as I only had 10 teeth in the front, all rotten.

End result, 6 implants on top, 4 on the bottom.: en.jpg
 
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Scared stiff 2018

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Okay I have attached before and after shots, apologies for the poor quality but I think people will be able to see the difference. As I have said my teeth may not have been bad as other peoples in the before pic but to me they were embarassing as hell




Congratulations on your hard work, looks great. !!!
 
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jatay1985

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Before and After...

I was so embarassed of my teeth before my deep cleaning. I haven't had the best history with my teeth and am lucky to be in the shape that I'm in....
 

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mandyjay82

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Here are some of my progress pictures, not done yet, still 4 fillings and partial dentures to go! I have already had 9 extractions and 7 fillings since August last year.
i can’t believe I have come this far! Finding the right dentist really helps. I still get nervous, but at least I go now and don’t cancel appointments anymore!
Some of my images are reversed because I took some with selfie mode on my phone and took the others through the mirror lol!
 

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And a couple more
 

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