Any reason not to put a stainless steel crown on my 3-year-old's tooth?
December 8, 2013 10:04 PM Subscribe
We learned from our dentist that our 3-year-old has enamel hypoplasia
, serious enough that they want to put a stainless-steel crown on her molar. I tend to trust our dentist, who we've been with for years, but I wonder: should I have any concern about nickel and other metals leeching into the tooth itself, possibly causing sensitivities down the line, as this paper
suggests? Or should we just go ahead and do this? Set my mind at ease, MeFi dentists and/or people with teeth!
posted by escabeche to Health & Fitness (15 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite