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Old 02-03-2010, 09:59 AM
 
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Does anyone know what the average cost, before insurance, is on a dental bridge (done in the Metro-Memphis area)?
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Old 02-09-2010, 09:33 AM
 
Location: Collierville, TN
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Probably easier and much more reliable to call a couple of dentist offices than to trust us jokers with providing you such information.
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Old 02-11-2010, 12:11 AM
 
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Probably easier and much more reliable to call a couple of dentist offices than to trust us jokers with providing you such information.
Actually.....................


I recently broke a tooth that had fillings. Tooth broke and the dentist gave me three options.....

1. A Plate - $1200
2. Bridge - -$2200
3. Implant - $3500

I'll be going with the bridge because I'm too young (IMHO) to have a plate and an implant was far too expensive. I went with the bridge and my insurance paid for a good portion of it and my cost for it was roughly $1200 which I put on my health care spending card.
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Old 02-11-2010, 12:12 AM
 
Location: southern california
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3 tooth??? here 3000 bucks, in mexico 460. figure across the board 4.5 to 1. american dentists dont like me, they dont like me at all.
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Old 02-11-2010, 09:24 AM
 
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Actually.....................


I recently broke a tooth that had fillings. Tooth broke and the dentist gave me three options.....

1. A Plate - $1200
2. Bridge - -$2200
3. Implant - $3500

I'll be going with the bridge because I'm too young (IMHO) to have a plate and an implant was far too expensive. I went with the bridge and my insurance paid for a good portion of it and my cost for it was roughly $1200 which I put on my health care spending card.
I think an implant long term would have been the best option. First, it does not affect the surrounding teeth which down the road could cause MORE problems. Second, in the long run you WILL have to get the bridge replaced more or less every 10-15 years and it won't cost the same at that time. Last, implants PREVENT bone loss. Have you ever seen those people that have no teeth and look 80 years old when they are really 40-50? It is because they lost all of the bone in their jaw. That is what happens when you lose your teeth, implants prevent that from happening. If you can swing the extra money, implants are the BEST option out there by far. BTW, I am not a dentist. I am a salesperson that works with dentists
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Old 02-12-2010, 11:04 AM
 
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Thank you so much for the information. I've scheduled an appointment with a local dentist to get a better idea as to what I might be looking at. I've got fairly good insurance, but I've been told that they'll only cover 50% of the cost on a bridge, crown, etc. I've been given several quotes, and each has been different. For the most part, I'm hearing somewhere around $1,000-$2,000 (before insurance). I honestly believe veneers would be the best solution, but I can't afford them. I'll inquire about the implant suggestion when I go in. This is the first I've heard of that.
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Old 02-24-2010, 08:26 AM
 
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I live in the Fort Worth area, and for my broken tooth that was part of a Maryland bridge(metal bonded on to two anchoring teeth) it is 4,538 before insurance to make a bridge and two porcelain teeth. My insurance hasn't responded on how much they will pay yet....it was just a bit more than that for my son's braces!!
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