What is the typical charge for crown lengthening

Discussion in 'Dental Archive' started by mars, Jul 8, 2004.

  1. mars

    mars Guest

    I have to do a crown lengthening on my molar teeth (no.31). Can
    somebody tell my what is reasonable charge for that procedure. I live
    in Texas (South). My periodontist quote me $735. Does it sound
    mars, Jul 8, 2004
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  2. mars

    Dr Steve Guest

    The range could be very big. They might have to only trim some epithelium,
    or they might have to flap the tissue, re-contour the bony ridge and close
    with high tech membranes covering the bone with elaborate stitching
    techniques. they might even have to graft some osseous tissue, some
    connective tissue, or some epithelium. No way to tell you from here what
    would be fair for your individual case. In this area, periodontal surgery
    involving 2-4 teeth (which yours should, even though they are talking only
    one tooth), with bone re-shaping would cost more than that.

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

    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.
    "mars" <> wrote in message
    Dr Steve, Jul 8, 2004
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  3. On 8 Jul 2004 10:52:13 -0700, (mars) wrote:
    Reasonable for him,,, unreasonable for you!
    Joel M. Eichen, D.D.S., Jul 8, 2004
  4. On Thu, 08 Jul 2004 19:37:44 GMT, "Dr Steve" <> wrote:
    CDT-4 defines crown lengthening as flap plus removal of bony tissue

    Joel M. Eichen, D.D.S., Jul 8, 2004
  5. mars

    Havirrion Guest

    Joel M. Eichen, D.D.S. wrote:
    Well Joel you must remember that there are....

    school fees/rent/staff salaries/equipment/loan repayments/materials/that
    pink mouth wash stuff/the wear on the carpet the patient causes while
    pacing up and down the waiting room/magazines in waiting room.....etc
    etc etc. In fact given all this $735 is way too cheap, it should be $10k
    and the crown $15k. It is just ridiculous expecting dentists to make
    ends meet with these craxy low prices.
    Havirrion, Jul 9, 2004
  6. On Fri, 09 Jul 2004 02:34:14 GMT, Havirrion
    <> wrote:

    We lose a little on each transaction ... but we make it up on volume!

    Joel M. Eichen, D.D.S., Jul 9, 2004
  7. my perio charges $500 per tooth
    I'm in California Texas fees are a little higher I hear.

    "Joel M. Eichen, D.D.S." <> wrote in message news:<>...
    Alexander Vasserman DDS., BS., Jul 9, 2004
  8. mars

    W_B Guest

    On 8 Jul 2004 10:52:13 -0700, (mars) wrote:
    Sounds steep to me for any part of the country.


    Take out the G'RBAGE
    W_B, Jul 9, 2004
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