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Sliver crown on a seven year old baby tooth

Thursday, May. 6th 2010 11:08 AM

When I took my son in for his dental appointment they found a cavity on one of his back molars. The dentist said it was a large cavity and is close to the nerve.  He is advising that he fixes the cavity and then put a silver crown on it.

My problem is not in getting the crown but in getting a silver one.  Right now they show no signs of an adult tooth coming in yet to replace that tooth.  What if he never gets the adult tooth and then has to live with a silver crown the rest of his life.

I asked the dentist about the adult tooth and he was just saying it is not showing up on the X-rays yet. What are my options? I talked things over with my husband and we are getting a second opinion.  However I would love to hear some advise on this.

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2 Comments on “Sliver crown on a seven year old baby tooth”

  1. Mary Says:

    If latter on in life your son does not get an adult tooth they can replace the silver crown for a tooth colored crown. So I would not let issue of a silver crown get you down. If you really want then just get a tooth color crown now. They cost more and is probably why your dentist is doing a silver crown. After all unless you know he is not going to get his adult tooth there is no reason to get a more expensive crown.

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  2. Benny Says:

    I think getting a second opinion is a good idea. I would be wanting to know for sure about whether or not he has an adult tooth coming in it possible. Otherwise if it was me I may go for a tooth color crown instead.

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