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James77

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Hi, I recently got some fillings and they cost me about 130$ for each tooth. I checked the prices for my local area and they cost 35-45$ at most for the most expensive composites! he used photopolymerization.

I've had 3-4-5 cavities on my teeth, didn't take good care of them. so the dentist filled the entire upper part of the tooth.

I am curious if those prices are for an entire tooth or for an individual cavity, in which case the price would be justified.

I looked up his gear and it seems he uses a filtek restorative, not sure which model, going to try to get a better look today LOL (im a spy!)

He's got it in his head my family is rich, we aren't, so I'm afraid he might think it's ok to take advantage of me, a lot of people think that way...

I live in south-eastern europe in case you are wondering, wages here are about 300$/month for most of us.



EDIT: he charged me 60$ for photopolymerization one one surface, a quarter of the tooth, just to cover up the "fake decay" brownish spot which is the result of low quality teeth(I have bad calcium) local prices are 50$ for 3 surfaces, another place it's 30$ (number of surfaces not mentioned)
 
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Hello James,
You are lucky you live in Europe..I live in the U.S. and started going back to the dentist in January..I had one filling put in and it cost me 310.00 dollars!! Supposedly it was a two surface tooth..whatever that means..It was a composite filling.. He was suppose to fill two more teeth but I couldn't or wouldn't pay 310.00 for each filling..So I found a cheaper dentist and just had two fillings re done at 185.00 per filling(also composite)..I remember when fillings were around 80.00 and extractions were 35.00! And when you have a cap on insurance of 1000.00 it doesn't go far..Especially if a person needs fillings, root canals, crowns, cleanings etc..I'd say your dentist prices aren't too bad..:)
 
I feel sorry for you also, allthough the wage here is around 300$, I am sure it's much better in the U.S.A.

I have another question, my dentist uses Vertise flow, any idea how much of that do you use for a simple small cavity? thank you
 
I feel sorry for you also, allthough the wage here is around 300$, I am sure it's much better in the U.S.A.

I have another question, my dentist uses Vertise flow, any idea how much of that do you use for a simple small cavity? thank you

I live in Canada and have found that each dentist seems to have different pricing and as I'm on income assistance disability, I really need to watch my money. I have a dentist now that isn't charging me anything extra, I need 9 very small fillings, composite and she isn't charging me anything extra and the gov't only covers a small amount that the dentist can collect, but my mom and brother also go to her so that may have helped. It pays to look around and ask and make sure to let them know how little you do have as some will give you a deal if you are nice to them.
 
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