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Old 11-11-2008, 11:47 AM
 
Location: State of Being
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I had to have a crown last Spring...my CLT dentist charged me $1050 upfront. My insurance covered $500. Way too high of a price but what are ya gonna do? I wasnt about to loose a tooth because of $550.

Dental insurance sure seems to me to be a scam. Mine covers $1000 per year for everything....anything else is out of pocket. Two crowns in one year would really hurt my bank account!!
Exactly - wh/ is why we dropped dental insurance. Only covered a portion and then there was a year's waiting period, plus we added up the premiums and the only thing we were taking advantage of that really helped us were the cleanings. Well, in the end, the premiums were costing us more than the cleanings (if paid out of pocket). If you don't get the ONE CROWN annually (and it is for the cheapest type) . . . the insurance premiums just don't pay off. They have all sorts of exclusions . . . I think it is a rip off, too.

Same for vision insurance, but I am getting off topic here . . .
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Old 11-11-2008, 11:53 AM
 
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Are there any dental schools around here? I had dental work done at a dental school in NJ and the cost was at least 1/3 less then the dentist. Many years ago I made crowns and bridges at a dental lab, we would charge the dentist maybe $100 for something he would receive $1000 for from the patient. Good luck.
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Old 11-11-2008, 03:39 PM
 
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Default I just had a crown done

and paid $1200 out of pocket. ..definitely sucks! Our insurance doesn't cover crowns. I need to get two more

I got quotes from 3 different drs. down here and he was the least expensive. I got work done from another very well known cosmetic dentist and I actually prefer the practice I am currently seeing better. I would go where you feel most comfortable.
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Old 11-11-2008, 03:57 PM
 
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loves,

Don't skimp on your teeth...you will end up with more damage down the road.

I have had only good experiences with Care Credit. It's a line of credit for medical costs. If you make monthly payments and pay it off before the year (or 18 months depending on your terms) is up then there is no interest.

Another option to consider...many dental Colleges offer low cost teaching clinics. The dentists are completely trained and in the process of completing required hours for certification. Maybe there is something like that nearby? My brother had his crown done at the one in Fort Lauderdale.
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Old 11-11-2008, 03:58 PM
 
Location: The 12th State
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Are there any dental schools around here? I had dental work done at a dental school in NJ and the cost was at least 1/3 less then the dentist. Many years ago I made crowns and bridges at a dental lab, we would charge the dentist maybe $100 for something he would receive $1000 for from the patient. Good luck.
Im not sure about Charlotte but there is one in Chapel Hill
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Old 11-11-2008, 04:22 PM
 
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Wonder if Wake Forest has a dental school? Just have never had occasion to check that out . . .
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Old 11-11-2008, 04:29 PM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mtns of NC
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As far as I know, UNC-CH is the only dental school in the state, but I did read that East Carolina University was planning on beginning one.
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Old 11-11-2008, 05:00 PM
 
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Fort Lauderdale has a nice one and you can recuperate on the beach this winter ;-)
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Old 11-11-2008, 06:27 PM
 
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Default We used care credit years ago

and it is very helpful! Just pay it down before the interest kicks in!
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Old 11-11-2008, 06:41 PM
 
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Im not sure about Charlotte but there is one in Chapel Hill
UNC is the only dental school in the state.
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