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Old 05.03.2019, 22:44
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I've recently had two treatments and can tell you it was eye-watering.

One tooth was a simple replacement of a crown on a tooth that had already had root canal treatment. It was done in one visit and the cost was a bit over 1,000 Francs (ceramic crown).

The other tooth was a root canal treatment with 2 roots requiring 4 visits and a ceramic crown. Total cost was a bit over 2,100 Francs.

The crown alone, called a Cerec-Krone was 895!

Probably should have asked beforehand, but when you're in pain and then doped up you just want them to get it done. Do dentists even do gold crowns any more?
Those prices do not sound too bad.
Im getting an implant in DE and they estimate 2900-3300
The molar has already been removed after root canal failed.
So I have coughed up for that as well, 1300ish, and prior to that, a ceramic inlay, chf1400.

This has ended up a very expensive tooth.
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Those prices do not sound too bad.
I’m getting an implant in DE and they estimate €2900-3300
The molar has already been removed after root canal failed.
So I have coughed up for that as well, €1300ish, and prior to that, a ceramic inlay, chf1400.

This has ended up a very expensive tooth.
I agree with you re: 3Wishes' treatment costs as it looks very fair! My implants in the US cost about USD 4000 per tooth. That said, just had a debacle over Xmas as my front tooth (already crowned but the crown felt loose) needed to be pulled (ughh!) and now I have had a bone graft with the hope that an implant can be placed (if the graft works that is). Total cost will be in excess of USD 5000 but what can one do? If the graft doesn't work then I will need a bridge and who knows how much that will cost....
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Re: Dental costs -- Root canal treatment

I was going to skip the implant if I needed a bone graft, but fortunately there seems to be plenty enough there for it to work au naturel.

With the front though, you are a bit stuck.
Good luck!
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I was going to skip the implant if I needed a bone graft, but fortunately there seems to be plenty enough there for it to work au naturel.

With the front though, you are a bit stuck.
Good luck!
Thanks! I am more than stuck..lol Thankfully, my kids inherited their father's amazing teeth (That is the only positive I can take out of my woeful experience!) Sad but true...

Good luck to you! And remember it could be worse...
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Old 06.03.2019, 21:59
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Re: Dental costs -- Root canal treatment

Thanks for the feedback on how much I paid.

I did debate pulling the tooth vs root canal treatment and crown. However, as it is a molar I thought it best to hang on to the tooth if at all possible. I know too many people who pulled a tooth to save money in the short term, only to have a bunch of problems with other teeth shifting, problems with bite because there was no opposing tooth, etc.

The dentist said I was quite lucky to have only 2 canals in a molar. I think that helped "save" on the cost.
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Thanks for the feedback on how much I paid.

I did debate pulling the tooth vs root canal treatment and crown. However, as it is a molar I thought it best to hang on to the tooth if at all possible. I know too many people who pulled a tooth to save money in the short term, only to have a bunch of problems with other teeth shifting, problems with bite because there was no opposing tooth, etc.

The dentist said I was quite lucky to have only 2 canals in a molar. I think that helped "save" on the cost.
Think you are wise as molars are pivotal re: one's bite (from what I have been told!) Honestly, I have been to the dentist so many times I feel like I should go to dental school in my next life. It will be a "no brainer" based on my exhaustive experience!!
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Think you are wise as molars are pivotal re: one's bite (from what I have been told!) Honestly, I have been to the dentist so many times I feel like I should go to dental school in my next life. It will be a "no brainer" based on my exhaustive experience!!
Might be cheaper if you worked in a dental office!
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