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An_257747 posted:
My 16 year old son's dentist says he needs 6 crowns on his upper front teeth! Because he has a missing permanent tooth(the one beside a front tooth),and needed a marylan(spelling??) bridge. The 2 front teeth have short roots and the dentist said they would not support the bridge. WHAT???? I cannot let my child have false teeth as a teenager!!!
HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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winterglow responded:
Why not? Would you rather he have a gap in his front teeth? How does he feel about this?
 
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jch61 replied to winterglow's response:
I just don't want him to have his 6 front teeth shaved down to a nub and then put crowns on them. I was hoping they could put some kind of retainer until he was old enough for an implant. I guess i thought dentists were all for saving teeth.
 
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winterglow replied to jch61's response:
Putting crowns on them IS saving them Replacing them with implants isn't. I have crowns that I've had for over 30 years - perhaps his will last that long too.

How about consulting another dentist for a second opinion?
 
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An_257747 replied to winterglow's response:
implant is for the missing one only. The crowns are for the ones beside. I just don't like the idea of shaving 5 teeth down to a nub. and putting a false tooth over it. I will definitely get a second opinion.


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