When Sherbrooke resident Éric Leclerc saw how much his dentures were going to cost, he considered remortgaging his home.
Leclerc, 50, was told they would cost $2,200. Even with his insurance, he’d have to pay more than $1,000 out of pocket.
It had been seven years since he lost most of his teeth, and he dreaded the idea of going through the rest of his life without them: struggling to eat, talk and smile.
Not being able to smile was particularly hard on Leclerc and his family.
“I’ve got old pictures, you look at them, and people think I’m sad all the time. But I’m not,” he said.
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