... that was some pretty extensive dental work .... my heart goes out to that little girl ... it probably was what was needed, but, I do
agree with the interview dentist, that white color should have at least been applied ... jeez
Metal caps are usually used on young patients; my son's pediatric dentist explained why, even though at the time we could have afforded porcelain.
That was years ago, and I'll bet nowadays there could be some way to make them look better, as that white coating helped.
Another time for a visit, I sat in the waiting room reading literature about a new procedure to coat teeth to protect against cavities, a procedure
enthusiastically promoted at the time for every child, let alone adults. It all sounded great, until I read the part about the "etching" that would
have to be done to the tooth, and the fact that, for the rest of his life, the procedure would have to be redone periodically. I decided that I
couldn't allow a procedure that committed my minor son to a lifetime of dental procedures that were not necessary (but which were being sold as not a
big deal, easy procedure).
I figured if he wanted this when he was an adult, fine, that would be his choice. I think too many times we don't fully comprehend dental/medical
procedures and/or their drawbacks.
I'm glad that mom made others aware of what could happen. While I know I haven't heard the dentist's side of the story, I still feel, jeez, you could
have at least done the white coating.
edit on 21-1-2013 by desert because: punctuation