I’m a 34 year old mother of two…

In 2008 I was involved in a forklift accident that cracked and busted my front teeth and also caused several injuries to my body.

Feeling depressed and very unattractive, I thought if I removed the damaged teeth and wear a full upper denture, it would improve my smile and help me to feel good about myself again, but it was completely the opposite, they were hideous and made me not wanna even open my mouth to talk to people or even look someone in the eye.

In my life I have been through a lot, always putting family and others first while neglecting my own self.

As I continue to work hard to get my broken body back together, I still don’t have a smile; every day I regret my decision of removing my own teeth and now I can’t afford to correct them, which has made me even more depressed but I have to wonder if this could ever be corrected.

I always think that people are staring at me even if they are not, but what am I to do but hide a smile that I once thought the world deserved to see…


Losing your teeth at a young age is never good, not only does it make you self conscious, but the area where the teeth are missing starts to lose bone, and any kind of denture or bridge will start to fit poorly, and will need to be adjusted or rebuilt often.

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Nick Konev

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