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Granfan 05-24-2012 07:13 PM

Tooth Implant--$8,000 for one???
 
Over $8,000 is what I was quoted when I went to get a check-up and treatment plan-- for one tooth. This sounds likes he thinks I'm an easy mark. The space is healed and has been fine for a couple of years. He suggested the implant for cosmetic reasons.

Kathi OD 05-24-2012 07:29 PM

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Originally Posted by Granfan (Post 44982713)
Over $8,000 is what I was quoted when I went to get a check-up and treatment plan-- for one tooth. This sounds likes he thinks I'm an easy mark. The space is healed and has been fine for a couple of years. He suggested the implant for cosmetic reasons.

While I have no idea what an implant in the US costs, the ad at the bottom of the page says you can get one for $300 in Hungary. :rotfl:

Granfan 05-24-2012 07:34 PM

Friends have said they were charged $3,000 each about a year ago in a city about 30 minutes from here. I definitely won't be paying $8,000. The check-up was $167 dollars which did not include cleaning.

sookie 05-24-2012 07:35 PM

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Originally Posted by Kathi OD (Post 44982824)
While I have no idea what an implant in the US costs, the ad at the bottom of the page says you can get one for $300 in Hungary. :rotfl:

LMAO!

OP, that sounds about right for a dental implant. One of the guys I worked with had to get one and it was a several step process.
If you don't want or need it - don't get it if it is cosmetic!

disneymomto5 05-24-2012 07:40 PM

My son had to have 2 at $5000 each. It was quite a shock and that's been about 6 years ago.

wdwmom0f3 05-24-2012 07:48 PM

What about a bridge?:confused3

furb & dez 05-24-2012 07:50 PM

A friend was quoted $9000 for three implants.

canopynut66 05-24-2012 07:52 PM

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Originally Posted by Granfan (Post 44982713)
Over $8,000 is what I was quoted when I went to get a check-up and treatment plan-- for one tooth. This sounds likes he thinks I'm an easy mark. The space is healed and has been fine for a couple of years. He suggested the implant for cosmetic reasons.



I wanted implants but due to a medical problem could not have them so opted for porcelion venners. Had 8 top front teeth done July 2010 and the total cost was $11,780 .00 and insurance would only cover ONE per year and did not get a price break on the rest...the estimate at that time for implants was $4000 a SECTION. or that is the way it was priced to me here in Indiana..:surfweb:

NYCDiane 05-24-2012 07:53 PM

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Originally Posted by Granfan (Post 44982863)
Friends have said they were charged $3,000 each about a year ago in a city about 30 minutes from here. I definitely won't be paying $8,000. The check-up was $167 dollars which did not include cleaning.


It could be because of where you live. However, if he's going to charge $8K for an implant, I would trust him to even do the procedure since he more than likely has no clue how to do it.

A dental implant should cost between $1700-$1900 per tooth, all inclusive.

The guy you're dealing with is a complete rip off artist. $167 for a check up that DIDN'T include a cleaning???? At most places it's either free or a very nominal charge.

Find yourself a new dentist.

Annabelle64 05-24-2012 08:00 PM

As a dental hygienist I can only tell you that the fee varies tremendously from office to office.

The surgical part of the implant is usually done by an Oral Surgeon or a Periodontist...these fees can range from $2000-$4000 (in my area) depending upon the procedure..simple implant (is there really such a thing?) or with bone augmentation etc.

THEN, since the implant is in the bone and covered by the gum tissue, you need to put a crown on it, because that's the whole point right? To have a tooth in the space! That can range from $1000-$2000, again depending upon the facility.

Great point about the bridge....I would ask if that would be an option.

I hope this helps! Good Luck!

Granfan 05-24-2012 08:04 PM

Thank you. I will find another dentist. A bridge is not possible because its the last tooth in the back with nothing to anchor to. It really doesn't show so I won't get an implant. Not now anyway. Thanks for all the replies!

Hannathy 05-24-2012 09:40 PM

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Originally Posted by NYCDiane (Post 44983004)
It could be because of where you live. However, if he's going to charge $8K for an implant, I would trust him to even do the procedure since he more than likely has no clue how to do it.

A dental implant should cost between $1700-$1900 per tooth, all inclusive.

The guy you're dealing with is a complete rip off artist. $167 for a check up that DIDN'T include a cleaning???? At most places it's either free or a very nominal charge.

Find yourself a new dentist.

I would LOVE to know where this dentist is that will do an implant for under 2,000!!!! That is incredibly low and I don't believe it.

I live in a relatively low cost area and I was quoted 4-6,000 a tooth and going up because metal is going up daily. The titanium is out of this world right now.
My sister lives in another area of the country and she was told similar numbers.

I think 8 is a bit high but I don't know anywhere that you can have one done for under 2.

taylor3297 05-24-2012 09:45 PM

My implant is going to cost me a total of $2000 before insurance. It is a lengthy process. Luckily, I go to an dental practice that has folks who are also endodontist so I don't have to go to another practice.

First appointment, bad tooth was pulled and bone fragments were put in and now waiting for the next step. I hate having a missing molar.

I did consider a bridge, which is cheaper, but that would involve 2 other teeth and with my luck something would happen to one of those.

So the $8000 is way off the mark. Get a new dentist.

tikilyn 05-24-2012 09:49 PM

I was quoted 2200.00 for mine. I need 4 of them. Two for cosmetic reasons and two for molars. I live in South Texas. Luckily my dental insurance will cover them at 50% so my outta pocket will be 1100.00 per tooth!

mrsklamc 05-24-2012 09:59 PM

Why is dental work so expensive?


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