/ Dentist advice
My wife has two baby teeth left ( I didn't know this could happen) anyway they are on their way out and the dentist quoted £2000 per tooth to replace. Both being teachers this comes as quite a shock given the man hours involved. We've just had an extension costing £40,000 that took 3 months.
Is there anyway this could be done cheaper, I don't mean cheap but I mean a realistic cost and not helping the dentist to pay off his new Lamborghini a little quicker. This is a NHS dentist. Well.
Sorry meant to so NHS dentist as well
Are you sure that is an NHS price and not a Private price? It should cost no more than £209.00 with the NHS
It would be under band 3
Thanks for that however reading some the comments beneath it looks a little bit of a minefield when it comes to charges
Hmmm. Worrying though one is the second molar on one side and the first molar on the other - would that make a difference?
My brother (private dentist) does implants at around £1800 per implant (depending on the location, any bone grafting involved) and knowing what I know about the length of time he spent training and the costs involved i'd wilingly pay up if I wanted the teeth that badly.
Its often not the time spent by the dentist, but the lab fees which the dentist has little control over.
Reminds me of a story a chap at work told me about his visit to the dentist:
"How much to have all four wisdom teeth taken out?"
"That would be £180 per tooth, so £720, sir."
"Blimey, that's way too dear."
"It's the anaesthetic, sir. It is very expensive."
"Well.... how much would it be without anaesthetic?"
"Without anaesthetic, that would come to £300."
"Excellent. Can I book the wife in for Friday?"
I am getting 4 implants later on this year (after my braces come off!) at a cost of about 800£ each.
New York trained American dentist currently living here in the Dominican Republic with prices about 3 times cheaper than NY.
Maybe consider a trip abroad....you'll get a free Carribean holiday at least :)
Quite a few examples now of 'dental tourism' - to places like Slovakia, Poland or Croatia...excellent standard of dentistry & cheaper by far than UK. Combine with a nice few days climbing in one of these locations - job's a good 'un.
And i spent years going to an NHS dentist in the UK only to find that most of the work they did was substandard and nowhere near as good as the dentistry that i have experienced here in this 'developing' country.
UK dentistry is still in the stone-age as far i can see
substandard it was...i have seen xrays of one of my root canals and you could clearly see that they hadnt filled to the ends of the roots thus leading to a subsequent reinfection and having the root canal redone here....properly this time.
And thats just for starters.
My mistake was thinking that i was getting good quality dentistry on the cheap with the NHS but i was getting shoddy rushed work that is now costing me thousands to correct.
I have now learned my lesson....some things in life are worth paying more for
ps sorry if you are a stressed NHS dentist but i am more than a little cheesed-off right now!
> My mistake was thinking that i was getting good quality dentistry on the cheap with the NHS but i was getting shoddy rushed work that is now costing me thousands to correct.
> I have now learned my lesson....some things in life are worth paying more for
> ps sorry if you are a stressed NHS dentist but i am more than a little cheesed-off right now!
hehe no worries I'm not surprised you are cheesed off!
With regards to your root canal that doesn't sound good and I hope you weren't put in too much pain. Sounds like your new guy is good at explaining the problems as well as treating them (which is important), and just remember implants sometimes take a while to get to completion but will be more than worth it. And for goodness sake once they are in keep them spotlessly clean!
I wondered if this was a troll. Why mention being teachers in reference to the cost, and then mention an expensive renovation?
£2k is expensive. I think the top quality cad/cam ceramic tooth with implant is about that much. Which won't be NHS.
> I wondered if this was a troll. Why mention being teachers in reference to the cost, and then mention an expensive renovation?
That would be 5 months @ 40k as opposed to 2hrs for 2k I was making a comparison we spent years saving for the extension and will spend years paying it off
Cheers sounds better will have to wait and see. Thanks for the help
Cheers will do.
I've seen plenty of those that had been only about 75% successful!
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