Cosmetic Dentistry Horror Story 
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 Cosmetic Dentistry Horror Story

Hello:

I would like to offer a story on cosmetic dentistry.

In November of 1993, I had a large metal fillings in my front lower molar.
I had absolutely no pain in the tooth.

My new dentist recommended that I get a cosmetic pleasing crown on the tooth.
Which I did and cost about $700. The tooth looked great.

The tooth with the crown was very painful, thus I had a root canal.
Cost about $500.

Today, the {*filter*}surgeon, removed the tooth because the root had
fractured. Cost $235.

I now have a gap and will have for about 4 months.

The cost for implant and a new crown is about $1600.

M{*filter*}of the story... Do not replace a tooth with fillings with a crown
for cosmetic reasons unless you absolutely have to.

The pain and cost are not worth it.

Thanks



Sun, 12 Oct 1997 03:00:00 GMT
 Cosmetic Dentistry Horror Story

Quote:

>Hello:

>I would like to offer a story on cosmetic dentistry.

>In November of 1993, I had a large metal fillings in my front lower
molar.
>I had absolutely no pain in the tooth.

>My new dentist recommended that I get a cosmetic pleasing crown on the
tooth.
>Which I did and cost about $700. The tooth looked great.

>The tooth with the crown was very painful, thus I had a root canal.
>Cost about $500.

>Today, the {*filter*}surgeon, removed the tooth because the root had
>fractured. Cost $235.

>I now have a gap and will have for about 4 months.

>The cost for implant and a new crown is about $1600.

>M{*filter*}of the story... Do not replace a tooth with fillings with a
crown
>for cosmetic reasons unless you absolutely have to.

>The pain and cost are not worth it.

>Thanks

You're absolutely right!  So why did you do it?

Did your dentist tie you down in the chair and force you to have your
filling replaced?

Sincerely yours,

Robert Markoff, DDS   TX



Tue, 14 Oct 1997 03:00:00 GMT
 Cosmetic Dentistry Horror Story
When you use terms like inadequately filled root c{*filter*}or failing crown,
you are talking about a specific instance  which could have been unique to
that dentist's technique. there are thousands of teeth similarly treated
with no such sequellae. Certainly second opinions are warranted in any
questionable treatment and this is not insulting to the dentist.


Thu, 16 Oct 1997 03:00:00 GMT
 Cosmetic Dentistry Horror Story

Quote:

>When you use terms like inadequately filled root c{*filter*}or failing crown,
>you are talking about a specific instance  which could have been unique
to
>that dentist's technique. there are thousands of teeth similarly treated
>with no such sequellae. Certainly second opinions are warranted in any
>questionable treatment and this is not insulting to the dentist.

My 4 back molars have A LOT of fillings in them.  My dentist said that I
should get them crowned, I can wait until they need it or do it now.  Any
opinions?

Steve



Thu, 16 Oct 1997 03:00:00 GMT
 Cosmetic Dentistry Horror Story

Quote:
>You're absolutely right!  So why did you do it?
>Did your dentist tie you down in the chair and force you to have
your
>filling replaced?
>Sincerely yours,
>Robert Markoff, DDS   TX

Robert,

You fail to consider that the patient may not have recieved
sufficient informed consent.  Perhaps the patient decided after
weighing the info presented about risks versus benefits.

In any event, the tone of your response is a little hostile,
don't you think?

Ira Satinover DDS, MS



Fri, 17 Oct 1997 03:00:00 GMT
 
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