Is this crown necessary?
May 30, 2008 9:33 PM Subscribe
My girlfriend's dentist is pushing her to get a crown on a tooth with several fillings. I'm skeptical because she has no pain, he doesn't see anything wrong with it, and he pushed her last year too. Should she listen to him, get a second opinion (any suggestions for Portland, OR?), or ignore him?
posted by msalt to Health & Fitness (26 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
His argument is simply that there are a lot of fillings in this tooth, the fillings are old (10 years), and it will hurt a lot if it breaks. She describes the tooth as "one big filling." Cost would be $1000, she has no dental insurance, and she works full time in theater so money is not super flush.