edit: i didn't talk to the dentist last night, so if anyone else knows or has an opinion about this i would still like to hear it!!
my son got a fake tooth (a bridge) and it protrudes about 2mm (like a buck tooth)... i paid $1000 for this, mainly for cosmetic reasons... it also has a gap at the top where it sticks out...
the dentist is telling me that this is normal, that they can't get them just right (mind you, i don't expect perfect but this is really
not aligned)... so i am trying to figure out:
is it reasonable to expect a child's bridge (fake tooth) to be in alignment with their other teeth when it's all done?
she is going to be calling me in a little while so i just want to know so i'll know if i should be expecting this to be fixed or not. she says they do it different on adults, so adults have a better result. she says the only way they can make it better is to now remove the healthy
tooth next to the bridge and have them both redone so they match. i just don't know if i should buy this.
thanks for any feedback!!!
Feb 16, '05
Quote from landonsles
I worked in a dental office for four years...while we never did a bridge on a child, our adult bridges were beautiful. An average person should NOT be able to tell that a person has a bridge. (You are right to be concerned about holding the space.)
Even though the doc said it was OK that food got trapped up there, I disagree. Yes, the "fake" tooth will not rot, but what about the teeth on either side--that packed food is setting up a breeding ground for the "cavity bugs."
I think I would seek a second opinion. In my office, they are free...so maybe you can find another dentist to just take a look and see what she/he thinks.
Like I said, we didn't do kids--but this doesn;t sound right to me.
Good luck--let us know!
Do you know if you guys did the bridges with the crowns on the back teeth attached to a "wire" holding the tooth in place? I'm curious since she's telling me they do it differently on adults... if you guys did this kind and they looked right then that would even more helpful for me to know.
Last edit by mitchsmom on Feb 16, '05