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Old 08-21-2015, 04:09 PM
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I am 38 now and I start seeing dental issues that scare me, I have a dead tooth in my mouth, which hurts when I bite. My gums are receeding so my teeth are loose. dental things are expensive and I need the best insurance I can get for my money. Which dental insurance is the best to get in the NY area? Can I get a national one thats better? I need some implants. i see people saying it cost 4-5 thousand a tooth, but then I see speicals online line Contemporary Dental Implant Centre Affordable Dental Implants only $395 9 convenient locations in New York Metro area and Connecticut should I be scared of these dentist? They could butcher me and drill to high into my sinus and damage me for life, but I dont have much money and I do need my teeth fix. I was raised with the idea if it was too good to be true it probably is. I work 2 jobs in NYC just to make ends meet so I cant meet them at the dentist office at at 2 PM like they want
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Old 08-21-2015, 08:24 PM
Location: In a house
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Implants cost around 3-5 thousand per tooth, whether you have insurance or not. Dental insurance isn't really insurance, it's a discount plan, that only covers certain things, and implants are usually not one of them.

Personally I would avoid the "chain store" dental companies like the plague. Not because they could "butcher" you - any dentist could make a mistake, any doctor can make a mistake, any car mechanic could make a mistake, any grocery clerk could make a mistake. Mistakes happen, it has nothing to do with whether you're at a chain store or not. What the problem is with them, is that they typically recommend procedures that are not necessary, and will convince you that you need them. And - most of them do NOT accept the more common dental plans, and will only accept credit plans like Care Credit. That's basically a medical credit card. You pay in full before the end of the year, or you have to pay 29% interest, compounded daily on the daily balance.
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Old 08-26-2015, 07:44 AM
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Here is a thought to consider...

Over the next 30 years if you continue on as now, perio maintenance, extractions, implants w/crowns, root canals... and you will probably spend $30K or so.

There is a denture system called "all on four". It can work well if you have an oral surgeon on board (extractions, placing implants) and a good general dentist to make the dentures. In theory, it lasts a lifetime- but the dentures will probably have to be replaced in about 20 years. Total cost should be about $18-20K. And all those visits and painful times never happen.

To be sure, I am NOT an advocate for having all your teeth extracted, but in this case it may be worth thinking about.
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Old 08-27-2015, 05:49 AM
Location: Raleigh
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you can make time for a 2pm appointment.
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