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Does it make sense to go for a dentist in France?

Hi.
I have some problems with two teeth. The dentist in Switzerland did some root treatment but said the two teeth won't last long, and one day (worst case: a few months later, best case: a few years later) we will have to remove them and make two crowns (implant??). He estimated that the total cost will be 8k-10k CHF.

I do not live too far from French border. I know that some people go to dentist in France because it is cheaper there.

My question: in my case does it make sense that I go to a dentist in France? I think it depends on:

- How much cheaper it is in France compared to Switzerland
- The quality in France
- Practical issues (e.g. making crowns/implants needs multiple appointments)

Anyone has some experience?
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Old 27.05.2015, 00:31
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Re: Does it make sense to go for a dentist in France?

A French dentist would certainly be a good choice, not least because of their excellent reputation for modern dentistry:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pierre_Fauchard
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Re: Does it make sense to go for a dentist in France?

I go to a dentist in France- but it is my local, even though I live in Switzerland (so close to the border). He is not cheap- most of his clients are Swiss, and come from far afield, Lausanne, Fribourg- so he has adapted his prices quite a bit (won't take credit cards either which is pretty annoying). So the fact he is in France is not a problem for mutliple visits. I've just had a crown fitted and it worked out at approx 1000- including initial examination and x-rays. BTW a crown is placed over the roots and base of the tooth- an implant is a totally different thing (eg all the tooth and roots out, and replaced totally, I believe). Dentists near the border are so busy it is unlikely you could get an appointment, certainly not quickly. We were recommened by friends and now we are on his list- it is much easier- and he will see us in emergencies quickly (as when my tooth just crumbled a couple of months ago )
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