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Veneer's /Crown's
Amount: $3,500.00
Posted by: Rhonda in Garland, TX.Posted: August 6th, 2009 12:08PM
Which Tooth: 6 Front VeenersType of Crown: Veneer
I went to monarc dental and was talked into veneer's , since then I haven't been able to keep them on, so they changed one to a crown works great but now we are gonna have to go in and do the others crowns . I am telling you after the teeth are shaved down and you have already spent the first part believe me they are gonna get more. I have been fighting with Monarc Dental for 4 years.
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Amount: $800.00
Posted by: Sucker in Chicago, IL.Posted: August 3rd, 2009 10:08AM
Which Tooth: MolarType of Crown: Porcelain fused to non-precious metal
I went to my regular dentist at Northwestern Hospital & had an filing replaced with a crown - the cost, $1,200.00, of which my insurance would only pay $400.00 (since Delta Dental indicated my Dentist charged $400.00 over the approved rate for Crown). My out-of-pocket for a standard crown was $800.00 - this just seems out-rageous. I plan on having any other teeth requiring work to just be pulled out or else find a new dentist with reasonable rates....
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Crown and build-up
Amount: $1,498.00
Posted by: Carroll Helm in Charlotte, NC.Posted: July 2nd, 2009 06:07PM
Which Tooth: Beside canie rearType of Crown: porcelin
Best not to let dentists know you have dental insurance. It's like blood for Pirana or Great White Shark! I know very few people who are worth $1500 an hour. They make shirnks look like social workers.
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1 Crown
Amount: $1,000.00
Posted by: bd1724 in Chicago, IL.Posted: June 9th, 2009 01:06PM
Which Tooth: Back MolarType of Crown: Porcelain
I got a crown on my second to last top molar, and the total cost was $1900. My insurance only covered $900. This wouldn't be such bad news if I didn't need to get another one. $2000 of unexpected expense is a bit much so I'm going to be shopping around for my second crown. The dentist that I went to was good, but also located downtown Chicago. It sounds like offices that aren't located right downtown charge quite a bit less.
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Don\'t be so angry at dentists
Amount: $1,275.00
Posted by: Anthonytw86 in Orlando, FL.Posted: May 27th, 2009 06:05AM
Which Tooth: First molarType of Crown: Porcelain
For all those getting screwed, make sure you read articles on selecting a dentist. You need to go in, look around, ask about the practice, patients, and prices before you opt to make them YOUR dentist. My dentist and the complete staff are VERY good, caring, and open about everything. There should be almost NO pressure in most circumstances. Realize also Mexico is cheaper because the cost of living is cheaper. US dentists aren't trying to screw you, but their living (and the staff they pay) cost significantly more. Finally, before you opt to get your teeth pulled, realize you lose significant bone mass in your jaw when you do this, even if you get an implant immediately after. This is why most dentists will urge you to get a root canal and crown to save the tooth if it is possible (and it's usually cheaper and healthier than pulling and getting an implant or a bridge).

Anyway, just make sure you find a dentist who discloses ALL the procedures and prices BEFORE any operation. All my dentists have because I do my research first.
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Root Canal & Crown
Amount: $1,690.00
Posted by: Feeling Better in Bellflower, CA.Posted: May 26th, 2009 08:05AM
Which Tooth: 2 upper front teethType of Crown: porcelain
I copaid $90 for root canal of the 2 teeth, and $800 on each crown. It took about 3 very unpleasant hours for the dentist and her assistant to perform root canal and to prepare for the temporary crowns (real ones ready in 2 weeks).
Lesson learnt: Take good care of your teeth daily with brush, floss, antiseptic mouth wash. daily
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Chipped Tooth & Cleaning
Amount: $0.00
Posted by: ccc2009 in Temecula, CA.Posted: May 23rd, 2009 11:05AM
Which Tooth: Back MolarType of Crown: Porcelain
Last week I chipped a tooth & went to a new Dentist near by to get a filling & my teeth cleaned. I was thinking with my insurance "Cigna", my cleaning would be covered and a filling should be less than $500. After getting x-rays & an oral exam, my dentist assistant handed me 2 sheets of paper:
1. For Bridge-work $4,500.00 and
2. For an Implant $8,500.00
Needless to say, I was shocked & stunned! Like I have the money to be paying for his new office and BMW or Mecedes! Looks like I will be getting a new dentist! Meadows Dental Group is a BIG RIP-OFF!!!
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Amount: $2,350.00
Posted by: a user in Fremont, CA.Posted: May 16th, 2009 06:05AM
Which Tooth: premolar and moalrType of Crown: porcelain
the overwhelming majority of dentists are into making money from vulnerable patients. If you can document the abuse or malpractice you can bring the case before the Dental Association which can not inforce good practice, just recommends. Or you can bring the documented case to the State Dental Board which can even revoke the Dental License. Americans have been abused for the longest time by Dentist, Physicians and Lawyers. It is time to stop them. They have been license to Serve the People, and by doing so they can make a decent living. Ripping people off is not the reason to be licensed. Crowns shouldn't be more than $500 root canal not more than $500. Dentist should give a full counseling to their patients and they should be given ample time to decide and to consult second opinion. Do Not trust any dentist, they are sweet and nice while they bankrupt people in distress, perpetuating their credit card problems.
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Crown- Porcelian
Amount: $985.00
Posted by: melo in pittsburgh, PA.Posted: May 14th, 2009 08:05PM
Which Tooth: upper left incisorType of Crown: porcelain not fused
Awesome Dentist in Pittsburgh Dr. Crandell. Charges 2500 for root canal with porcelain crown and does it all in one visit.
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Too Old ?
Amount: $1,000.00
Posted by: Laural in Jacksonville Beach, FL.Posted: May 12th, 2009 11:05AM
Which Tooth: MolarType of Crown: Stainless Steal
I am 71. Does anyone think that is too old to
contimue dental care and just get false teeth?
And what about stainless steel crowns, do they last very long ? Are they safe ?
I wonder what it would cost to go to Guadalajara..?
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1 crown-porc fuse high noble mtl and buildup, includ any pins
Amount: $1,050.50
Posted by: 3dogs in Bend, OR.Posted: April 27th, 2009 01:04PM
Which Tooth: 17Type of Crown: crown-proc
Sure seems odd to me that even with insurance my crown-proc fuse high noble mtl will cost $955.00 and the crown - bulidup, include any pins will cost $245.00. Of course being a big whimp I opt for the IV sedation of $450.00. Now add this together and my cost is $1050.00 per the dentist. This does not seem right when per my insurance booklet they cover 75% of the crown not including the sedation. I feel I am being taken for a ride. Can you enlighten me please?
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Rip Off Scams
Amount: $7,200.00
Posted by: Solo Rider in Danvers, MA.Posted: April 17th, 2009 04:04PM
Which Tooth: n/aType of Crown: porc fuse nonprecious metal
Went to dentist for two minor chipped front teeth...walked out with $13.500 bill 4-quads scale and root, SEVEN CROWNS, two teeth pulled and one bridge...I promptly thanked them and walked out. I have no gum bleeding, swelling, no need to the the surgical deep dive to clean teeth. He is removing existing crowns to recrown...

Isn't there an ethical body that watches these crooks? thank you very much I'll take my gum disease, crown replacements and walk down the street to find a dentist to fix the two minor chipped front teeth! What's with replacing crowns and pulling a crowned tooth? Didn't do the work. This was after a previous dentist cancelled my new patient appt because I didn't call back right away with insurance subscriber number!!!
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Mexico Dentists
Amount: $500.00
Posted by: jeff wyant in rogers, AR.Posted: March 22nd, 2009 02:03PM
Which Tooth: variousType of Crown: porcelain
WARNING! Stay away from JEB Dental in Nuevo Progreso, MX. There are hundreds of dentists in this small town across the border from Weslaco, TX,
and I picked one that ended badly: Jose Bocanegro extracted a molar which was replaced by a 3-piece crown (crown, fake tooth, wire wrap) about 17 months
ago. Three days later it came loose because of a poor cement job. 16 months later the whole thing came out, but this time from the base up. I returned for a repair to be told by the son (David) also a dentist, that the anchoring tooth had decayed so badly, it could not be saved. Although I was told they guarantee their work, I was still partially charged for the 4-piece replacement. I refused to pay the full amount.
I will talk to an attorney the next I'm there.
I flew to Ecuador for dental work about 4yrs
ago. Found a dentist who also makes his own crowns & for other dentists. He did a great job,
and there have been no problems with any of the 7
crowns he made & installed. Cost: $90/crown
TO ALL SEEKING CHEAPER DENTAL CARE: Even with insurance the costs in this country are outrageous! It is well worth your time to seek
dental care OUTSIDE the US. Combine it with a vacation, and you can right the cost (or part of it)off your taxes. This amounts to an almost free vacation.
I've read all the posts here, and only 2 have included the names of dentists recommended
in Mexico. So, if you have had treatment which is recommendable, please include names & contact info, please. It's damned hard to find any sites that provide anything but a list of dentists & what they do. Don't be afraid to get reasonably priced dental care outside the US. But remember, there are good & bad dentists here as well as the other side of our border. I drive 940 miles each way to find an affordable dentist. If you want more info, provide an email address, and I'll respond.
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Amount: $434.00
Posted by: a user in Brownsville, TX.Posted: March 3rd, 2009 06:03AM
Which Tooth: molarType of Crown: Porcelain
Mexico.. across the bridge from Brownsville. Great work. Work included three cavities and a molar capped with porcelain. Very happy with the staff and dentist.
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root canal, post , 6 crowns
Amount: $5,550.00
Posted by: Jayne in edison, NJ.Posted: February 16th, 2009 02:02PM
Which Tooth: front teethType of Crown: porcilen on metal
our ins. only covers 1,500 of my dental bill.
the dentist made me pay up front.
my old crowns broke off at the gum line . i had to get root canal and 2 posts and 6 crowns put in . they don't seem to fit correctly . i keep biteing my lip on the right side of my mouth.
even though i paid up front . the dentist is keeping the money our ins. company is giving him . should i get a lawyer ? is thius consumer froud ?
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Amount: $6,500.00
Posted by: a user in Myrtle Beach, SC.Posted: February 11th, 2009 05:02AM
3 root canals, post, and crowns, one extraction, 5 fillings, and since i did this all at once, 500 dollars for sedation. Insurance covered only 1000!!! Since i obviously haven't used this in years, and unknown to me my wife had me on hers, i think i've lost out on this deal. Dentist was great though.
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3 crowns and not a king in sight
Amount: $1,000.00
Posted by: Crown of Thorns in California in Guadalajara, Other.Posted: February 8th, 2009 03:02PM
Which Tooth: 2 front and 1 molarType of Crown: porc/gold
I finally got my girlfriend to go to the dentist. She had a major cleaning done, many other cavities and two front teeth that were broken when she fell at home tripping over her 5 year old's toys. The cost for this was outrageous in the U.S. so I convinced her to go with me on a short trip to Mexico (Guadalajara, not the border - Guad is the 2nd largest city of Mexico replete with excellent universities and dentistry schools). I got her to go with a collegue and friend of my personal dentist (who is in a small city further south).

Total cost for all the work, just under $400 USD from a University of Guadalajara educated dentist with more than 15 years of experience and continuous training (she also teaches at the university). And we got to enjoy a trip in a warmer climate with no rain. Don't use U.S. dentists. Many will just try to use up your insurance and try to convince you that you need work that is unnecessary. The ethical dentists are harder and harder to find in California.
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Dentist in Juarez Mexico
Amount: $950.00
Posted by: Dianne in Juarez, NM.Posted: January 28th, 2009 04:01PM
Which Tooth: bottom far back, top backType of Crown:
cost in US $4200
cost in Mexico (including $250 for laser whitening) $950.
Mexican Dentist: Oscar Ruiz Mares phone: 1526566165315. Mention my name Dianne Grant

Great guy - quality work - highly recommended
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dental experience
Amount: $1,400.00
Posted by: tman in boston, MA.Posted: January 27th, 2009 08:01PM
Which Tooth: 31Type of Crown: porc/metal
My dentist i work is good but it cost i would probably get a second opinion next time though. Cause i asked a few for prices on buildup and tooth itself and they thought it was to high. Dentist take advantage of lots of people cause they know people don't get second opinons.. Makes u think if these guys are legal criminals...!
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No cost discussions with patients
Amount: $900.00
Posted by: Lynne in Twin Cities, MN.Posted: January 23rd, 2009 09:01AM
Which Tooth: #31Type of Crown: Porc/metal
Went to dentist for emergency dental treatment (was in extreme pain). Dentist said tooth was cracked and referred me to an Endodontist (specializes in molars). Endo did a root canal--explained the whole procedure, in's and out's, but never once talked to me about cost OR payment options. Before I left I was told that I had to pay $225 RIGHT THEN. My HSA was tapped (end of the year-nothing left/budgeted for) so I ate that amount. Now it's January and I HAD to get the crown buildup, of course, and that bill came to $993 with my out-of-pocket roughly half. I had to pay the first half of the out-of-pocket as a "deposit" and the second half 3 1/2 weeks later when they actually "seated" the crown. Can't submit first half deposit to HSA because they don't give itemized bills until after the crown is seated. Now I have to eat that money until I can submit it for reimbursement. I was never offered a choice in what kind of crown I could get either. I agree with other folks who have said that dental insurance plans need to be changed. I'd rather pay more for dental and have a better plan than basically pay for everything myself (save $1500/year).
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Dentists in General
Amount: $0.00
Posted by: MIMI in Plano, TX.Posted: January 21st, 2009 11:01AM
Which Tooth: allType of Crown:
Took my dear daughter when she was about 5 years old to several dentists in Plano, TX. Did this with purpose of "checking" and validating their comments against each other.
About 20 yrs ago read an article in Readers Digest that had described how the reporter went to about 7 different dentists and received different reports / diagnoses and of course different estimates.
One of the dentists wanted to pump my daughter full of his "cocktail" which was a potent mixture of drugs and would cost at least $ 1,000. I put the kibosh on that and others who claimed everyone in my family has mouthfuls of cavities.
Their business is very competitive and not enough volume / business to go around to support the glut of dentists in this country. Schools graduate WAY MORE dentists than MDs.
Why is the suicide rate of dentists so high compared to other professions??
For now I am avoiding ALL dentists myself and hope for the BEST. If I end up with a set of dentures by time I'm 50 YRS old, then so be it and I managed to save a lot of cash in the process.
Sign Me...
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crown/root canal
Amount: $200.00
Posted by: mari in fresno, ca in ciudad guzman, Other.Posted: January 20th, 2009 09:01PM
Which Tooth: molarType of Crown: porcelain
needed a root canal and a crown my dentist in california wanted to charge me 1500.00 i said no way i waited a while and the first chance i had i went to visit my dentist in cuidad guzman, mexico i only had a week and he was able to do it for 200.00
he didn't promise that the crown would hold for long because there was very little left of my tooth. it lasted 2 years my tooth broke off and now i need a implant so im going back to mexico have it done and spend less than a 1,000.00 including airfare. all i can say is that if you don't have insurance you are shit out of luck thank god i know a very good dentist in mexico.
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\"Deep Cleaning\"
Amount: $700.00
Posted by: Jess12344 in Franlin, ME.Posted: January 3rd, 2009 11:01PM
I went to Embassy Dental in Franklin, TN and had a "special" treatment done by the hygenist, this treatment came highly "recommended" by the dentist who said it prevented serious decay and gingivitis and would even improve my stomach aches. Right. Two days later I had a horrible abcess and pain in one of my molars, and they emphatically denied the cleaning had anything to do with it. This same office had me remove all of my wisdom teeth because they claimed that I had a tooth with a bad infection in it that would be lost unless I removed them. I removed them and now my tooth grinding is much much worse and now my bite is completely off. They are now suggesting I go to a prosthodontist and get practically all my molars re-crowned, a dental implant and the list goes on. The estimate? Oh, about thirty grand. What the hell is going on in this country? I feel duped and I feel like crying everytime I think about all that my mouth and wallet will go through just so I can have a normal life. Appalling.
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Amount: $1,014.00
Posted by: a user in carmichael, CA.Posted: December 11th, 2008 02:12PM
Which Tooth: bottom rightType of Crown: high noble
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root canal and crown
Amount: $0.00
Posted by: marti in midland, TX.Posted: November 14th, 2008 07:11PM
Which Tooth: first molarType of Crown:
does anybody know where to get insurance that will help cover the majority of this since as a single mom I don't have the kind of money for this but i do need to have it done and since it is a tooth that is so close to the front, i don't want it to look freaky....
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Mexican dentists
Amount: $2,000.00
Posted by: Suzanne Bordihn in Fulton, TX.Posted: November 6th, 2008 06:11PM
Which Tooth: top and bottomType of Crown: porcelain
My husband had 10 crowns done in Mexico for $2000.00 US. Our dentist was educated in the USA, lives in the USA and works in Mexico (Progresso). I would highly recommend Bucardo Dental Clinic (Dr. Allatorre) - we have both been patients since 2002.
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Broken Crowns
Amount: $1,650.00
Posted by: Steph1678 in Rock Hill, SC.Posted: October 30th, 2008 12:10PM
Which Tooth: #32Type of Crown: Porcelain
I originally had a crown that I paid $850 (of course, I was not with my dental insurance for the amount of time that they would restrict till they would cover, at minimum, 50%) put in 4 1/2 years ago. Last month it cracked in half. My dentist tried to save me some money by repairing the crown with composite material ($125 vs $800)but it didn't hold, so now I am probably going to have to spend ANOTHER $800.
My dentist, luckily, is only charging me the lab fees and he is going to try to get the majority of that out of my insurance (good luck - they only cover 25%), but I'll probably still end up paying the bulk. I'm tired of getting screwed over by dental insurance and their "limits" and the raising every couple of months of my deductable (now up to $2000/year - why bother).
I have so much dental work that needs to be done, but I cannot afford to and the two local dental schools in my area are more than 4 hours away from me. I appreciate the help my dentist is giving me, but he's taking this at a loss because he will not be recouped for HIS time.
The insurance industry in the US is a joke. They need to be regulated to the hilt. And socialized health care isn't the answer - just look at people in Europe's teeth. They're FAR worse than ours. Insurance companies will do whatever they can to pay as little coverage, charge astronomical fees to employers and employees and pay executives OUTRAGEOUS salaries.
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Mexico Dentist
Amount: $19,000.00
Posted by: brijet in casper, WY.Posted: October 23rd, 2008 12:10AM
Could someone please post good dentists in mexico for crowns/veneers/implants...desperately need work done, can not afford the $19K my dentist in WY wants, they will not do what I want(just pull 'em)it has to be his way or no way. thank you
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Crowns Implants
Amount: $24,000.00
Posted by: brijet in casper, WY.Posted: October 23rd, 2008 12:10AM
You people have all got off lucky, went to a dentist for an estimate -4 crowns (2400 each), 2 implants (one was $7200 alone)and some fillings-total cost $19,175, no veneers, nothing pretty only necessary. Skip the dentists in WY they all are thieving bizillionaires!
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Not sure about all this
Amount: $1,559.00
Posted by: Steven J in Watauga, TX.Posted: October 18th, 2008 08:10PM
Which Tooth: 13-5th back top leftType of Crown: 02750-Crown Porc fuse hi noble mtl
I went in for a cleaning, they told me my gums were in very good shape, I must floss, which I do. Then the dentist came in with X-rays, said I needed a root canal, crown, resin on one, and extract a wisdom tooth. I had not experienced any pain. They started at $2400 and I got them down to 1800 in the room. Then when I was leaving another dentist told me if I did not have the work done soon I could have a painful abses, I told him $1800 was too high, he offered it for $1500, if I had it done within the next two months. So I would have time to have another dentist give me his opinion. I asked if they could do it then, they said yes, So I decided to get it done without a second opinion. (It's difficult for me to get a day off.) I was in the chair for about three hours, and now they tell me I have to come back in two weeks. But how would one know if they really need the work done without that 2nd opinion? As I didn't have any pain, I'm thinking I may have just been taken. The $1559 included the cleaning x-rays and all the work. I really miss that xtra $1500!
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