A Personal Story: I Haven’t Been Back- Dan, Lebanon

Dan is 72 and lives in Lebanon, New Hampshire. About three years ago Dan had a bridge made that cost him $1,700. Like many seniors, Dan has a limited income, so this was quite expensive for him. “They hooked them to two of my other teeth and filled them and put pegs in them, and they just wouldn’t stay in my mouth. And if they did stay, the minute I’d try to open my mouth they’d fall down. It wasn’t worth even having them…. I haven’t been back to [the dentist] because it wouldn’t do me no good to go back to him anyways. [He'd] charge me all over again…. I fell down these back steps here and knocked the fillings out of one of them and knocked the other one out and all that’s left here is a piece of steel that they had it hitched to…. I had that one replaced at least four times. And this last time when I knocked it out out there, I just gave up. No sense of going back for that. [It would] just cost more money, and I ain’t got it to put in them.”

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