After almost 4 months of being the toothless wonder, Logan was fitted for a new pearly white yesterday! We will never forget the "incident" from October 2009 where Logan's tooth got jammed up into the depths of his gums, then popped out a few days later leaving a giant gap in his sweet smile. We have become affectionately used to this little gap, and Logan has found great uses for the gap, such as a straw holder, and soup slurper.
Yesterday was the day that we had been waiting for to get his new tooth put in! The Dentist's office had to clear the half hour time slot in the morning, making sure there were no other kids in the office as to not send them running, screaming, in the other direction. Why? Because Logan screams bloody murder as soon as we walk up to the door. And when I say "we", I mean Logan and Brian, because I have decided I don't do dentist trips anymore. I believe that Logan and I have been equally traumatized by his little ordeal.
He went in for his morning appointment, only to return 10 minutes later, still in tears, and still toothless. The appliance was too big in the back, and had to be redone. Logan was to return at noon. You have got to be kidding me. Brian took him back in at noon, and a half hour later my sweet boy returned with a full smile! He has been a bit "iffy" about this new thing in his mouth. The tooth is put in place, and wired behind his other teeth to his back molars where it is wrapped around and glued in place. It looks great, and if you didn't know any better, you would think it was his real tooth. He will now have this gem until he is 5 or 6 years old and his other teeth start falling out. At that point we will see if the permanent tooth comes in place. If not, he will get a permanent tooth appliance until he is in his early twenties and could decide to get a permanent implant. Until then, we are enjoying his sweet smile once again!