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Sometimes Dentistry Is Not Perfect
August 5th, 2009 by Mike

Went in today to my alternate dentist to have the permanent crowns installed on 18 and 19. The one on 18 fit perfectly, they couldn’t get 19 to fit. So they took new impressions and had to send in for a new one. 2.25 hours shot.

I say alternate dentist because my regular dentist insisted that I replace these two crowns then proceeded to give me an estimate of $2400. So, since my insurance is crap (will probably pay $250 for each) and my regular dentist refused to negotiate, I shopped around and found my alternate dentist who is doing them both for $1398.

Got me to thinking. If we had to shop around for medical care instead of our insurance paying most of the bill, maybe medical care wouldn’t cost so much. Just saying.


2 Responses  
  • Bonnie writes:
    August 6th, 200907:54at

    Just why did you have to replace those crowns anyway?

  • Mike writes:
    August 6th, 200909:27at

    The crowns were beginning to “leak”. They no longer had good margins and the teeth underneath were beginning to be exposed so that decay was inevitable. They’d been repaired many times. One crown was around 33 years old the other 30.


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