Hos can I go about getting a free smile makeover?
Q. Hi Dr. I was looking on the smile gallery and I see some smiles have been donated. How can I apply for a free smile. makeover? I’ve never been happy with my teeth. I used to have a tooth growing above my others in the gums so my local NHS dentist took out the tooth and another and gave me a bridge some 8 years ago. It used to fall out which was very embarrassing/demoralising and caused me all sorts of problens. I know they don’t have a long life cycle and even more so with the type of quality the NHS use. A good few years ago I was developing erosion/stained front teeth so my NHS dentist gave me two vaneers which are a different shape, size and colour to what they were. I’m now left with 4 ‘fake’ teeth of the poorest quality which I’m stuck with until they fall out. Needless to say I’m absolutely devestated, my teeth are horrible! I’m a fraction of the bubbly, confident person I used to be. Its affected my self esteem so much now that I won’t get into a relationship and even hinders friendships with people and family, I hardly ever laugh and smile with my mouth closed; there isn’t 1 photo of me showing my teeth. I find it so embarrassing to talk to anyone about it hence why I’ve not selected the box to have this published. I am studying to get a better job to afford the treatment but I won’t be finished for a few years and then in the current climate there might not be a job about for me. I feel like any moment I could become clinically depressed. Sorry for babbling on. I would be eternally grateful if you can help! Kind Regards ,
A. You can ask dentists if they will treat you. If not you could go to a teaching dental hospital to have treatment.
Dr Riten Patel
18 Ashley Road, Walton on Thames Surrey, KT12 1HS
Web: www.mulberrydental.co.uk Tel: 01932 223 479