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Posted: 5/1/2013 6:22:44 PM
Curious,just had one. No root canal (thank goodness), just a routine temporary and permanent crown.

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Posted: 5/1/2013 6:27:27 PM
I had to replace one last year and it was $1800 (total charges, not our portion). Oy. But it was a front tooth so is a cosmetic one... I suspect that makes it more expensive.

Here's hoping this one also lasts 20+ years.

When I paid our portion, I once again cursed my old banana seat, high handlebar Schwinn that broke my tooth when I was 6 and condemned me to a lifetime of expensive crowns.

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Posted: 5/1/2013 6:29:10 PM
DH & I both had a molar done. Mine included a root canal.

Mine was $1000 or so. DH's was $800-$850 or so.

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Posted: 5/1/2013 6:49:04 PM
my copay was $700-1000.


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Posted: 5/1/2013 7:05:26 PM
thanks, mine was just over $1000 before insurance.

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Posted: 5/1/2013 7:06:49 PM
Mine was about $ covered about half. Root canal cost me $40.....that was after insurance

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Posted: 5/1/2013 7:26:22 PM
I had one about 4 years ago, no root canal and it was $750.


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Posted: 5/1/2013 7:44:28 PM

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Posted: 5/1/2013 8:13:21 PM
I paid $900 for a porcelain crown last year. Cash, no insurance.


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Posted: 5/1/2013 8:15:34 PM
at least $1200

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Posted: 5/1/2013 8:15:51 PM
$1600 after insurance. Big city, high rise, lovely dentist.


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Posted: 5/1/2013 8:20:41 PM
about 900 dollars

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Posted: 5/1/2013 8:37:16 PM
350 after insurance.

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Posted: 5/1/2013 8:38:46 PM
I don't know exactly what the procedure is called, but my acupuncturist told me today that she chipped a tooth and it is going to cost SIX THOUSAND, EIGHT HUNDRED dollars to fix it and will take six months. Apparently it was a baby tooth covered by a crown of some sort. There was never a mature tooth under the baby tooth. Anyway, I was shocked when she told me about this today.

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Posted: 5/1/2013 9:05:35 PM
Around $800-900. Insurance covers 1/2 of that.


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Posted: 5/1/2013 9:07:47 PM
it's been a couple of years, but I think it was around $1200. No root canal and no insurance.


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Posted: 5/1/2013 11:43:46 PM
I just paid 323 for a crown and cleaning

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Posted: 5/2/2013 12:49:15 AM
I got a root canal and crown a couple of years ago and it was less than $200.

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Posted: 5/2/2013 2:13:54 AM
I'm surprised that there is so much difference in price. I have a tooth that my dentist is keeping an eye on because it's cracked but we don't want to put a crown on it until it breaks off.

When/if it does happen maybe I should post and ask what the prices are and where people live. It might be worth the money to travel a bit to save several hundred dollars.

(No dental insurance so I'll have to pay 100% of the cost out of pocket.)


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Posted: 5/2/2013 2:36:44 AM
I need one and the cash price is $900.00.


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Posted: 5/2/2013 7:05:41 AM

Have just been quoted for one and it was $AU3600 with no root canal treatment. Insurance pays about $1600 so I would pay $2000.

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Posted: 5/2/2013 7:06:39 AM
My prices were before insurance. We pay 50% as per our insurance. And the dentist's office offers a discount if you pay ahead of time, which we appreciate.

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Posted: 5/2/2013 7:16:52 AM
I just had one finished last week, so I can tell you exactly. Mine was $844 (no root canal), and my part that was not covered by insurance was $109.

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Posted: 5/2/2013 7:32:02 AM
$800. Insurance will pay half of that cost.


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Posted: 5/2/2013 7:34:06 AM
They are $1000 around here.

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Posted: 5/2/2013 7:37:54 AM
I bet it was an implant. I had one last year. It was about $7000. I had to have a bone graft and let that take and heal for 8 months, then the implant, then a crown...

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Posted: 5/2/2013 8:28:33 AM
I just had one done. $1700 before insurance.


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Posted: 5/2/2013 2:43:40 PM
Wow, perfect timing on this post. My dentist just informed me that I have to have 3 crowns, a root canal & a filling. If I get everything done it will kick $5000 put of my pocket. This was my first time with this dentist, & I have never, ever been told that I needed a crown (normally I get my teeth cleaned every 6 months but had slacked off and haven't had one done in about a year). After seeing the prices posted here, I will definitely get a 2nd opinion.


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Posted: 5/2/2013 2:55:49 PM
I just had a crown and a filling replaced last week, no root canal, and my portion for both was 496.


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Posted: 5/2/2013 2:57:22 PM
Just got my permanent crown put on this morning. Cost me $1500+ (with no dental insurance coverage). This was on a back molar.

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Posted: 5/2/2013 3:02:56 PM
I just had one done on a molar and the amount they charged my insurance was $750. I think I'll pay about $200 out of pocket.

If you don't have insurance, most places will give you a cash discount.


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Posted: 5/2/2013 3:10:39 PM
I had 4 front crowns done about 5 years ago... $5,000... my insurance limit was $750 at the time and I had had other work done.. so I paid for most of it myself.. (I had saved a long time knowing I needed to do it> I just searched for a dentist with good reviews and the one I found was and is amazing and worth every penny.... he did a GREAT job.

I think the cost now is up to $1500/ per crown... and just as a note, I think usually when someone gets a root canal, they need a crown (I've never had root canal, but those I know have had to have the crown as well).

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