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Before and after pictures of my teeth when they were crowned. I posted this to show the enamel defects I'd been talking about. This is simply not normal. Anyone else with this problem?

In the before picture, notice how worn down my teeth are due to lack of enamel.....

Ya gotta admit, if you had this, you'd be suspicious about celiac disease also..

http://www.kodakgallery.com/ShareLandingSi...Dfromshare&Ux=0

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If you were a doctor, wouldn't you look at teeth like that and wonder? Wouldn't you want to explore

any possible connection?

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not always, i had a co-worker that acually had way worse enamel defects then that like really really really bad. his doctor just says it was a problem with something or nother- sorry i know thats not helpfull i cant remember the mumbojumbo though, but sometimes it just happens- i meen does not meen you should not look into it though

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Yeah, you would think they would want to find out what was causing the problem in the first place. Most doctors just like to cover up the symptoms though, so they probably stopped worrying as soon as you got the crowns...

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not always, i had a co-worker that acually had way worse enamel defects then that like really really really bad. his doctor just says it was a problem with something or nother- sorry i know thats not helpfull i cant remember the mumbojumbo though, but sometimes it just happens- i meen does not meen you should not look into it though

Ya, I realize it is only a possibility I have it, but it's quite coincidental that I have these enamel defects and

I'm also having symptoms. Not enough to make me buy in, but enough to certainly make me wonder and get tested.

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Jerry- what's the process you had to go through to get your teeth fixed? mine are really bad, I think they are all about rotted out, I assume from nutritional deficiency due to celiac, but my dentist (the last one I saw) said he could do veneers or something and I would have a "new smile" in 2 weeks, of course he wanted about $5K to do it, so I didn't have the cash on hand.

Your teeth look really nice now though, so I was just wondering.

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wow big difference! you look like a different person!

Yeah, I would def. think that a Dr. would want to explore the WHY, but the sad truth is most of them can't be bothered. They just want to treat the symptoms, cover it up and it goes away! (NOT!)

If your dentist suspects Celiac, then it is def. something to explore. Good luck with it. Regardless of any test results though you should try the diet (After all testing has been done) and see if it helps you.

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Jerry- what's the process you had to go through to get your teeth fixed? mine are really bad, I think they are all about rotted out, I assume from nutritional deficiency due to celiac, but my dentist (the last one I saw) said he could do veneers or something and I would have a "new smile" in 2 weeks, of course he wanted about $5K to do it, so I didn't have the cash on hand.

Your teeth look really nice now though, so I was just wondering.

Well, as you can see from the pic, my teeth were worn down badly. The dentist went in and took out all the

amalgam(silver) fillings. Then every tooth was gone thru and filled with white composite. In some cases he did what's called "crown build ups" where composite material is added to the tooth structure to make it

big enough to hold a crown.

Then after the the teeth were all "fixed" as much as they could be, they go thru and do a crown prep and temp crown on every one. Making a crown prep is basically turning the tooth into a stump that a crown will attach to nicely. Right before they fit you with temp crowns, they do an impression to send off to the lab that

will make all the porcelian crowns. It was about a three month process of multiple appointments.

A bunch of appts. to fix the teeth. Spent two whole days in the office getting crown preps and temp crowns.

Then about a half day appointment to slap in the final crowns. Any fear of the dentist was long gone by the end of this, I can assure you.

You don't wanna know how much it cost ;) Was it caused by Celiac? Who knows. If I test positive that would explain a lot. Jerry

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Well, as you can see from the pic, my teeth were worn down badly. The dentist went in and took out all the

amalgam(silver) fillings. Then every tooth was gone thru and filled with white composite. In some cases he did what's called "crown build ups" where composite material is added to the tooth structure to make it

big enough to hold a crown.

Then after the the teeth were all "fixed" as much as they could be, they go thru and do a crown prep and temp crown on every one. Making a crown prep is basically turning the tooth into a stump that a crown will attach to nicely. Right before they fit you with temp crowns, they do an impression to send off to the lab that

will make all the porcelian crowns. It was about a three month process of multiple appointments.

A bunch of appts. to fix the teeth. Spent two whole days in the office getting crown preps and temp crowns.

Then about a half day appointment to slap in the final crowns. Any fear of the dentist was long gone by the end of this, I can assure you.

You don't wanna know how much it cost ;) Was it caused by Celiac? Who knows. If I test positive that would explain a lot. Jerry

does insurance cover much of the cost?

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does insurance cover much of the cost?

Well where I work, we have a good dental plan and they wouldn't touch this. I think they paid a small

amount, but nothing near the 20K that it cost.

The insurance company viewed this as a cosmetic problem....ya right! My teeth were worn down to the nubs.

In retrospect it was worth it just for the quality of life....being able to eat...but it was expensive.

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Well where I work, we have a good dental plan and they wouldn't touch this. I think they paid a small

amount, but nothing near the 20K that it cost.

The insurance company viewed this as a cosmetic problem....ya right! My teeth were worn down to the nubs.

In retrospect it was worth it just for the quality of life....being able to eat...but it was expensive.

I started getting cavities years ago, when (in retrospect) I started celiac symptoms and I just had FIVE dental appointments for crowns and cavities and my dentist implied that I need to brush more...(WHAT? My old dentist said I brushed TOO MUCH!) and I asked him if he thought my celiac had anything to do with it and he said, What's that?

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