Toddler Chipped Tooth
My daughter (25 months) fell and chipped one of her front teeth. She is fine and happy, my wife is, understandably, devastated about it ("It's our daughters perfect smile" in a sense). We took her to the dentist and they said we had 3 options - 1. Do nothing, she might be sensitive to temperatures, but other than that everything will be fine (but my wife would see it everyday and probably feel terrible about it), 2. Get it filled, even though it probably will not stay on for too long if she ate something hard or pulled on it or whatever. 3. Get a crown, but she is too young to sit there to get the procedure done. We ended up getting it filled, it looks like it did before, but now, I have this added stress of trying to make sure she doesn't eat something or put something in her mouth that will break the filling off. She can't eat certain foods like pretzels or apples. I also have a lot of guilt now, thinking we are altering her life because of something that is cosmetic that she probably does not care about. We decided we try our best to keep the filling on and if it falls off, then we live with the chip and then when she is older maybe she can get the crown. This is more of a vent than a question, but I have been in a slight depression about it happening when it could have easily been avoided and more so for altering her life when she doesn't really comprehend why she can't eat or do certain things even though the changes are minor.