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flippers Update

Posted by on Nov. 4, 2013 at 8:00 PM
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My dd chipped her tooth up by the her gum lines. Took her to the dentist to have it checked out. The dentist said that the molar is a baby tooth, but she doesn't have a grown up tooth. So now they will have to pull the baby tooth out and put a flipper in. Has anyone ever had a flipper and how do they feel? Does it take awhile to get use to them?


Update
When I took my daughter to the dentist on Monday we didnt see her normal dentist. I took her back to the dentist again today and we saw her regular dentist. He has a totally different idea that I feel much more comfortable with. He is going to try and save her tooth with filling it and putting a crown on. If the tooth can't be saved he will pull it and put something on thats not a flipper. The plan is to put an implant in when she gets older and her teeth are all done growing.
by on Nov. 4, 2013 at 8:00 PM
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drowningmama
by vendetta on Nov. 4, 2013 at 8:03 PM

A flipper?  Why?  My son busted both his front teeth and they just pulled the badly busted one out and waited til the adult teeth came in.

dwarfmomma
by Bronze Member on Nov. 4, 2013 at 8:05 PM
Cause she doesn't have ab adult tooth waiting to come in.


Quoting drowningmama:

A flipper?  Why?  My son busted both his front teeth and they just pulled the badly busted one out and waited til the adult teeth came in.


dwarfmomma
by Bronze Member on Nov. 4, 2013 at 8:13 PM
Bump
harehelper
by on Nov. 4, 2013 at 8:16 PM

Why can't she just have a gap there until the adult tooth comes in? Is this flipper thing expensive?

dwarfmomma
by Bronze Member on Nov. 4, 2013 at 8:23 PM
Cause the x-ray showed no adult tooth.


Quoting harehelper:

Why can't she just have a gap there until the adult tooth comes in? Is this flipper thing expensive?


lovemymini
by Emerald Member on Nov. 4, 2013 at 8:24 PM
Wait is this a front tooth or molar? How old is she?
harehelper
by on Nov. 4, 2013 at 8:25 PM

As in she is NEVER going to get one there? Or it just hasn't come down yet?

Quoting dwarfmomma:

Cause the x-ray showed no adult tooth.


Quoting harehelper:

Why can't she just have a gap there until the adult tooth comes in? Is this flipper thing expensive?



dwarfmomma
by Bronze Member on Nov. 4, 2013 at 8:25 PM
Never going to get one.


Quoting harehelper:

As in she is NEVER going to get one there? Or it just hasn't come down yet?

Quoting dwarfmomma:

Cause the x-ray showed no adult tooth.





Quoting harehelper:

Why can't she just have a gap there until the adult tooth comes in? Is this flipper thing expensive?





Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 on Nov. 4, 2013 at 8:26 PM
So wait...she won't have Assn adult tooth ever? Can you start saving for some kind of oral surgery to get her permanent teeth?
dwarfmomma
by Bronze Member on Nov. 4, 2013 at 8:27 PM
Molar and she's 9


Quoting lovemymini:

Wait is this a front tooth or molar? How old is she?

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