Okay, I've noticed several times on this board it's been recommended that you put little baby partials in when a child has to have teeth extracted. My ds knocked his front two teeth out a year ago when he was 33 months old. Clean out, roots and all. When we did xrays with a ped secialist, he strongly discouraged a partial as only being necessary for aesthetics, and more traumatic to glue in then the benefit it would bring. Essentially I was being selfish to cause him discomfort to make him look the way that was important to me. Josef spoke great then and now, annunciates perfectly. Are there any studies I can show dh? Is it too late, Josef has adjusted and is used to people asking? I think the hardest part is over. That was when Josef was missing his front two and Andrew only had his front two. You wouldn't believe how many people asked him if he'd given them to his little brother. And they thought they were funny. So, what's the evidence. Thanks.
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12/2/03 at 3:33am