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Mrs.Mouse's broken tooth

Hi all, it seems the 4 gallons of sweet fizzy drinks a day isn't good for mice teeth (i took pride in telling her i told her so, many times) Minies molar tooth seems to have about 40% snapped off, above the gum fortunately.

She's back in Wales in 3 weeks and says its not hurting currently.....but thought I'd enquire....if needed.....how much this would likely cost to be rebuilt in ZH? Maybe we could go to DE instead if it's worth it. Any ideas?

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Re: Mrs.Mouse's broken tooth

I'm assuming 'Ms Mouse' is a human ?

Getting a tooth removed is quite 'cheap' - I just paid about 200chf including a follow up appointment and 'first consultation'. In Zurich.

Getting a filling or something more substantial will go up...

Either way, the dentist should look at it, talk you through the options, and give you a written quote if you're freaked out about the cost.

Despite horror stories, I've found Dentists very willing to be up-front about the cost, and they don't want to get a reputation of being either poor at their work, or ripping off customers.

Put 1000chf aside, and be pleasantly surprised when it's less than that....

But if she's in the UK, she could just as well go to a local dentist and get an assessment of the situation. You are totally within your rights to say 'how much does it cost for you to make a consultation ? Without consenting to any treatment...' I did that. discussion was about 20 minutes, at 4chf per minute...
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Re: Mrs.Mouse's broken tooth

Hmm we had a different experience in Basel, husbands tooth fell to pieces and the verdict was root canal and crown which came in at 4000chf..... To be fair it looked fabulous and you can hardly tell which tooth is the crown, but we were still horrified at the cost. And then they started recommending further work - double eek!

I've since taken myself to Germany where they are much less inclined to recommend treatments and take the "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" approach. Its much cheaper, 50 euros for a checkup instead of 35ochf!
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Re: Mrs.Mouse's broken tooth

In a similar vein I've got a temp filling that need fixing permanently. I've got 75% cover on insurance but given the huge size of the thing (it really is huge), I'm still expecting a massive bill.

That's if it's not a root canal...which the emergency doc said it shouldn't be, but it was a fine line.
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Hmm we had a different experience in Basel, husbands tooth fell to pieces and the verdict was root canal and crown which came in at 4000chf..... To be fair it looked fabulous and you can hardly tell which tooth is the crown, but we were still horrified at the cost. And then they started recommending further work - double eek!

I've since taken myself to Germany where they are much less inclined to recommend treatments and take the "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" approach. Its much cheaper, 50 euros for a checkup instead of 35ochf!
I am now in the teeth repairing process. I just had one roots canal and a crown for 600 euros and the job is fantastic. The dentist is also replacing my old amalgams filling for a 65 euros each.

With the amount of work he is doing, I am still paying for his vacations this years and possibly next year too but at least I don't have to take an hypotheque to have it done.
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Hmm we had a different experience in Basel, husbands tooth fell to pieces and the verdict was root canal and crown which came in at 4000chf..... To be fair it looked fabulous and you can hardly tell which tooth is the crown, but we were still horrified at the cost. And then they started recommending further work - double eek!

I've since taken myself to Germany where they are much less inclined to recommend treatments and take the "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" approach. Its much cheaper, 50 euros for a checkup instead of 35ochf!
4,000 chf!
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Re: Mrs.Mouse's broken tooth

It still looks cheaper to go to Germany that get it done here even under 75% cover.

Any recommendations?
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Re: Mrs.Mouse's broken tooth

I had a tooth 'rebuilt' after one side fell off. the tooth was already with a filling, which I had been warned would eventually need replacing. They removed the old filling (which had stayed in place despite the tooth now having no side to it) and rebuilt it to be tooth shaped. It is probably now more filling than tooth above the gumline . however it looks OK. It took about 1 hour to do and cost me just over CHF400. That was with no dental insurance.
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Re: Mrs.Mouse's broken tooth

A crown will be upwards of CHF1500 and a bridge double that. Always ask the dentist the cost first.

In the UK the work could be done privately for about half the cost...
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Re: Mrs.Mouse's broken tooth

I'm just about to book a nice (long) weekend in Prague, whilst I'm there I will have a full polish, clean, one tooth extraction & 2 new teeth replacements all for 108euro, 4 star Hotel will cost me 100euro!

http://www.whatclinic.com/dentists/c...eth-extraction

Or you could choose perhaps Budapest?

www.whatclinic.com
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I had a tooth 'rebuilt' after one side fell off. It took about 1 hour to do and cost me just over CHF400.
I'm no dentist but I doubt it needs a crown or bridge. Where was the rebuild done for you? 400 chuffs isn't too shabby. She said again this morning that it doesn't hurt, so we maybe lucky and wait for the UK visit.

A weekend in Prague sounds appealing though :-) can you fly after having teeth out?
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I had a tooth 'rebuilt' after one side fell off. the tooth was already with a filling, which I had been warned would eventually need replacing. They removed the old filling (which had stayed in place despite the tooth now having no side to it) and rebuilt it to be tooth shaped. It is probably now more filling than tooth above the gumline . however it looks OK. It took about 1 hour to do and cost me just over CHF400. That was with no dental insurance.
I had a similar experience here in Neuchatel and it cost me just under 300chf for the dentist to replace an old amalgam filling and rebuild the tooth where one side fell off.

Also had 75% dental cover so it ended up costing about 75chf in total.
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Re: Mrs.Mouse's broken tooth

I had the work done in Steinhausen (canton ZG) at the office of Dr. Kruger. All the staff speak english too which is why I chose his practice. His info is as follows:
Alan Kruger B.D.S. (SA) med. dent. eidg. dipl. Zahnarzt Mitglied SSO Zahnarztpraxis Steinhausen Zentrum

Bahnhofstrasse 10
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Phone:041 740 24 45E-Mail:*welcome@zahnarztsteinhausen.chWebsite:www.zahnarzt-in-steinhausen.ch

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I'm no dentist but I doubt it needs a crown or bridge. Where was the rebuild done for you? 400 chuffs isn't too shabby. She said again this morning that it doesn't hurt, so we maybe lucky and wait for the UK visit.

A weekend in Prague sounds appealing though :-) can you fly after having teeth out?
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So fortunately Mrs.Mouse knew a dental assistant, managed to get a consultation and X-ray for 90 chuffs. The tooth is quite bad so likely needs a root canal (ouch). He says a few grand here but the tooth should be ok until she returns to the UK fortunately. She'll wait for then, save a fortune!
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