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DD (14mo) has that baby bottle caries, even though she has never had a bottle. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> The dentist wants to crown her 4 front teeth on top with stainless steel and a composite overlay in the front. Any info on SS would be appreciated.
 

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I looked into this and at $800 per tooth, and we have 4 to do, this is probably not an option.
 

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dont know, but subbing, as my baby (18 months) also has caries on his top 4 front teeth, and they want to fill them, or cap them.<br><br>
not sure what to do yet, dont feel right about it, especially the general anesthesia.<br><br>
Denist wants to wait a couple months.
 

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Sucks doesn't it?<br><br>
The dentist said that we could use an all plastic crown but that they would only be good for about 5 years. I cracked up. She will be six then and her teeth will be starting to fall out anyway. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> I think that she is so gung ho on the stainless steel because they are pre-made and all she has to do is fit them. If we go with plastic, she may have to do a little work.
 

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<a href="http://www.naturalchild.com/guest/linda_folden_palmer3.html" target="_blank">http://www.naturalchild.com/guest/li...n_palmer3.html</a>
 

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sorry if this is out of left field but have you considered having the teeth removed? i guess my first thought would be speech issues....? seems that would be the safest option, i know dentists say if you leave them they could infect adult teeth (not sure how true that is), and i know they cause pain for the child while infected....but why go through the added pain and expense if the teeth are temporary anyway?<br><br>
i remember reading somewhere about root canals and the like and how they create more dental problems requiring more 'work' over the long run.
 

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Devaskla~ Great link, thank you!<br><br>
MelMel~Of the 4 teeth affected, one is really bad. It is disintigrating. This got much worse after 3 days of vomiting. (I LOVE Rotavirus) I have thought about just removing this one tooth and taking the wait and see approach with the other three.<br><br>
I just want to explore all options at this point, KWIM. My gut tells me that if we keep her teeth very clean and increase probiotics that we should be okay for awhile.<br><br>
The general anesthesia really concerns me, especially because she is a redhead. I just want to go the gentlest, least invasive way.<br><br>
The irony is that with my 1st DC, I would have done this ASAP. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 
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