Need a lot of work done, are costs high?

Discussion in 'Dental Archive' started by Remy, Aug 13, 2003.

  1. Remy

    Remy Guest

    I have finally been able to overcome great fear to see a dentist. I
    was very comfortable with him, and hope to be able to complete
    treatment. My dental "insurance" is Delta Dental. It will cover
    $1500. I have mild to moderate gum disease, and need what the Dr.
    call "full mouth restoration". He estimated the highest cost to be
    $18,000 to $22,000. I am in Oklahoma. I know it is impossible to
    estimate with out seeing the xrays, etc. But, does this seem like an
    expected amount, or really high?
    Remy, Aug 13, 2003
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  2. Remy

    Dr Steve Guest

    Without seeing you, there is no way to say if this is reasonable or not.

    Full mouth reconstructions can cost more than that.

    If you have periodontal disease,,,,,,, you should only be concerned with a
    phase I treatment plan until the periodontal disease is under control You
    probably should have a contingent phase II plan so you know which teeth you
    will be keeping long term, but until the periodontal disease is controlled,
    don't commit to phase II.

    Assuming lots of decayed teeth and needing some RCT, lots of fillings, and
    bunches of crowns and/or bridges, you could easily top $20K.

    Stephen Mancuso, D.D.S.
    Troy, Michigan, USA

    {remove first 3 dots for email}

    This posting is intended for informational or conversational purposes only.
    Always seek the opinion of a licensed dental professional before acting on
    the advice or opinion expressed here. Only a dentist who has examined you
    in person can diagnose your problems and make decisions which will affect
    your health.
    Please ignore j..d...

    Dr Steve, Aug 13, 2003
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  3. Depends ,, ,what is suggested for eighteen large? If it is only for
    tooth cleaning that may be on the high side, although the hygienists
    may disagree.

    Their time is getting very pricey!


    On 13 Aug 2003 06:45:33 -0700, (Remy) wrote:
    Joel M. Eichen, .
    Philadelphia PA

    <You fill it in>
    Joel M. Eichen D.D.S., Aug 13, 2003
  4. Remy

    WB Guest

    On 13 Aug 2003 06:45:33 -0700, (Remy) wrote:

    Depends on the treatment plan.
    Need more information.

    WB, Aug 13, 2003
  5. Remy

    WB Guest

    Oh, a deep *wallet* cleaning indeed.
    WB, Aug 13, 2003
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