Re: need a lot of work
I paid $1000 just for a crown (in CA). That doesnt sound too unreasonable for a quaility dentist. Mine is 100% porcelin, and it was made the same day. It was worth it to not suffer through a temp. My deep cleaning is costing 225 per quadrant (so basically - 1000). Crown costs will depend somewhat on the tooth they are replacing. My insurance only covers $1000 per year too - but that doesnt mean they will put 1000 towards the 7000 worth of work Im getting. The insurance company I have only covers about $50 for a crown! Dental insurance doesnt seem worthwhile from what Ive looked at. The only reason I have it at all is that its a part of my health insurance plan.
I'd definitely go for that 2nd opinion - that never hurts to do! If you find that you need to have the work done, ask about CareCredit or the CapitalOne card. I used CareCredit for my LASIK surgery, and the CapitalOne card for my dental. Both provide funds at decent interest rates for plans over a year. I ended up going for the 1-year no interest plan on both. At least that way, Im only paying out a small amount of money each month but still got the work I needed. Hope that helps.
Last edited by SportHorse; 02-04-2006 at 05:17 PM.