A 36-year-old mother whose pregnancy caused her teeth to deteriorate shows off her insert teeth on TikTok as she revisits the stigma that surrounds them.
Alicia, who goes by Princess Glitterhead on social media, recently shared one TikTok video of herself encouraging people with dentures to show what they look like with them in and out of their mouths.
“I’m the girl with the dentures and I’m here to show you today what we look like with and without,” she said. So for anyone who wants to join me, let’s start a trend. We are going to show how beautiful we look, how beautiful we look, with or without. ‘
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Keep it real: Alicia, who goes by Princess Glitterhead on TikTok, recently shared a video encouraging people to show off what they look like with and without their dentures
With and without: The mother of four started the challenge by taking out her insert teeth and then smiling at the camera
Alicia started the challenge by taking out her insert teeth and then smiling at the camera.
The video has been viewed over 14.8 million times and thousands of people have taken to the comments to both praise her and ask her questions.
Thank you for being so transparent. Beautiful anyway! one wrote, while another added, ‘Wow girl, you’re still beautiful and brave.’
“Yes please, normalize young people with dentures !!” someone else has responded. “As a dental assistant, I hate to see how much it affects the self-esteem of my patients.”
Dental Problems: In a follow-up video, Alicia talked about getting dentures at the age of 34 and said it was her pregnancies that caused her teeth to go bad
In a follow-up video, Alicia talked about getting dentures at the age of 34 and said it was her pregnancies that caused her teeth to go bad.
‘I haven’t had cavities all my childhood until I was 18 or 19, nothing. I had sealing caps on my natural teeth [to protect them] because they’d never had a hole, ”she recalled.
She and her husband married when they were 20 and had their first baby a year later. Then her dental problems started.
‘My eye teeth are broken [offf] during that pregnancy, and it was the first time that I had really serious dental problems, ‘she said.
Looking back, Alicia said she never had a cavity growing up and her dental problems started when she got pregnant in her early twenties. She shared a photo of her old teeth in one of her videos
Frustrating: Alicia said she spent $ 10,000 on a full restoration to save her upper teeth after her second pregnancy, but needed dentures nine years later
Candid: ‘I went in with 13 natural teeth. They pulled them all, gave me 10 mini implants: six at the top, four at the bottom, ” she said of getting her prosthesis.
‘You couldn’t see it from the outside. You could see when the tooth fell out and you looked in and there was nothing left in it, like the baby was just taking everything out of me. ‘
Alica said she had her second daughter when she was 24, and after that pregnancy she spent $ 10,000 on a full restoration to save her upper teeth.
‘I went to the dentist every week for a year and got two three-piece cemented bridges, all of my upper root canal treatment and topped off with another metal part.
“After nine years, one of those bridges has been broken,” she added. “The whole thing had to come out and I was ready for dentures.”
Cost: Alicia said she spent a total of $ 16,900 on her dentures: $ 9,600 for the top six implants and $ 7,300 for the bottom four
Check and See: Mom was able to fund both sets, and she encouraged anyone considering dentures to check out their funding options
In another clip, she explained how she got her mini implants and snap-in prosthesis in just one day, saying that was part of the call.
‘I went in there with 13 natural teeth. They pulled them all out, gave me 10 mini implants: six at the top, four at the bottom. Immediate snap-in prosthesis on the same day. It took two and a half hours, ‘she explained, adding that she was awake all the time.
She was given both an oral sedative and a topical anesthetic, and she noted that it was actually the injections that hurt the most.
Alicia said she spent a total of $ 16,900 on her dentures: $ 9,600 for the top six implants and $ 7,300 for the bottom four.
She was able to fund both sets, and she encouraged anyone considering dentures to research their funding options.