My seven year old son has quite a large chip on his tooth. We had it fixed with composite, but it broke off. Would snap on smile work to hide the problem until he was old enough to get it capped?
Bridgette, Las Vegas
I’m going to advice against Snap-on Smile in this case. Your son is only 7 years old and snap-on smile is removable. This means he is going to lose it. Then even when you buy another one, he’ll probably lose that as well. Also, the snap-on smile is a little bulky which will probably bother him. Children are often sensitive to different textures and feelings. But the strongest argument against it is the fact that your sons teeth are changing. He would need a new appliance every couple of months.
I think you can still fix it with composite. It probably broke off because it was interfering with his bite. You need to go to an expert cosmetic dentist to have this fixed. He or she will be able to fix it where it doesn’t interfere with his bite.
You may also be interested in reading about CEREC crowns for when he is older.
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