Hello. My front tooth is crooked. It came out twisted just about 180 degrees turned. I have got braces on and was told that the root was a claw shape and it was risky to turn it. The orthodontist said that they were instead, going to have a crown put on it.
After some research on what a crown is a few months later, I have decided that I don’t want my tooth to be ground down. I have called my orthodontist to ask about changing the procedure. They set up a meeting in 20 days to talk to them about the procedure.
The other front tooth is healthy and I would much rather have a real front tooth than a crown. The front tooth is the first part people see of your smile and I don’t want issues like it being a different shade to the other teeth, or the crown falling off. I know they can last a lifetime but so can a real tooth.
I am also only 16 years old and I thought that my teeth would last me my whole life. I think I am too young to be getting a fake tooth.
What should I ask/tell my orthodontist to help me in this situation? Is a crown the only way to go? Thanks.
Dr Marcus Gambroudes
Changing Faces Dentistry & Facial Rejuvenation,
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