Earlier this year, 69-year-old Aneita McCloskey needed her two front teeth filed down and capped.
“They were kind of worn down and they were also getting little tears and cavities,” she recalls.
Without dental insurance, McCloskey is on the hook for the full $2,400 cost of the procedure. She was given 18 months to pay it before she gets charged interest. That’ll be hard to do on her fixed income.
In years past she would have had to wait to see the dentist again until she could afford it.