I don’t know what to do. I’m in tears. I need a dental crown, but I just can’t afford it. I hate being poor. I’ve been looking for a job. In the meantime I’m working at a McDonalds. It covers our bills, but barely and there is certainly no room for anything else. What do I do?
Deanna S. – Little Rock, AR
I’m sorry for what you’re going through. Believe me, I’ve been there. I’m assuming you said you cannot afford the crown because your dentist is expecting you to pay the whole thing up front?
Most dentists are more compassionate than that and would help you with a payment plan that fits your budget. There are sow and even no interest payment plans that are available. If your dentist is unwilling to work with you, I’d do a search for an “affordable dentist“. They’re generally willing to do payments.
You also have the option of getting something temporary, like a dental flipper, while you save up for a crown.
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