What are the safest dental options for a missing front tooth while breastfeeding?
April 23, 2012 10:04 AM Subscribe
What are the safest dental options for a missing front tooth while breastfeeding? I am breastfeeding my infant son and I need to have get a dental implant or a bridge for a missing front tooth. I am considering delaying the procedure until he is done nursing -- at least 10 more months -- so that he is not exposed to anything toxic.
posted by bobbyno to Health & Fitness (4 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
However, I need to have a temporary tooth until then since it is my front tooth. I already had one temporary put in that was made of composite material. The dentist assured me it was BPA-free, however when I asked to see the materials list it showed two different forms of BPA (BISPHENOL A POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL DIETHER DIMETHACRYLATE and BISPHENOL A DIGLYCIDYL ETHER METHACRYLATE). I am switching dentist and getting that temporary replaced tomorrow with bpa free composite or a dental flipper. My question is what is the safest thing to do for my son? Is a dental flipper safe to have in your mouth? From what I understand flippers are made of acrylic. Or should I go ahead with the implant while I am nursing? Or should I do another composite temporary that is BPA free? Thanks for any help!