I'm 36 years old. I had a pretty serious meth habit for about 2 years, but I've been clean for 15 years. That shit will really do damage to your teeth. It started massive decay throughout my whole mouth.
I've never been well off financially nor have I had dental insurance, so I was unable to see a dentist to get it fixed. This lead to the decay getting progressively worse over the years. I hated to smile in public and no matter what I did my breath was pretty terrible. It completely shook my confidence. About 3 years ago I inherited enough money to see a dentist and get my problem taken care of.
After getting a few opinions, the general consensus was that none of my teeth could be saved. So I started the 2 year process of having all of my teeth removed some of them surgically , implants installed, and dentures made up and fit.
Basically, I have a standard set of dentures that snap on to 4 implants 2 top, 2 bottom. It's nice being able to smile again and it's restored some of my confidence, however, I'm still pretty hesitant when it comes to dating. So, ladies of reddit, my question is, would you date a man who wears dentures?
One more question, assuming the dentures aren't a deal breaker, would you prefer to be told or figure it out for yourself? Just to clarify on the meth habit since so many of you are focusing on it, I wouldn't call myself an addict - then or now. It was just something I did for a while. When my ex-wife got pregnant with my daughter, I decided it was time to stop the recreational drug use and start being more responsible. I say I wasn't an addict because when I decided to quit, there were no withdrawals, no urge to use, no 12 step program, no rehab, I just stopped.
I'm not trying to make light of it as it is a horrible, horrible drug that destroys lives, but I've seen people go through a whole lot worse when trying to quit, and I've seen people who are simply unable to quit.
Thank you all for your input. It's interesting to know that a meth habit that ended 15 years ago is more of an issue than my dentures. I appreciate all of your responses.