I was set to give five stars but was told that while I was under the dentist made an inappropriate (and judgemental) remark. I have suffered with failing teeth since my early twenties, the same as everyone else on my Mother's side of the family. It has nothing to do with drugs or poor hygiene, just unfortunate genetics. My aunt had to have a full set of dentures before she was 18, so at 43 I considered myself lucky. I would have preferred to have had something done much sooner, but financial difficulties were always preventing me. I wasn't going to give up feeding or clothing my children so that I wasn't ashamed of my smile. I am impressed with the with that was done, and unlike what I had built up in my head as fact, I am not in an unbearable amount of pain. My pain has easily been controlled with the medication prescribed, and has been since the procedure was first finished. I cannot tell you how grateful I am for that or how thankful I am to be able to smile again without embarrassment. However, I am disappointed in the Dr's remark about me letting my oral care go "this far' or what was "wrong" with me for "letting" that happen. It definitely wasn't a choice I made lightly and in many cases, I didn't choose at all. The dental industry chose for me by setting the price of quality care and maintenance so high.