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Posted: 12/15/2011 8:12:15 AM EST
[Last Edit: 12/15/2011 8:13:21 AM EST by WildApple]
How much should a crown cost out of pocket after insurance?

My dentist is quoting me $288 my cost after insurance paying $290 and them "writing off" $200 what ever that means.
Link Posted: 12/15/2011 8:15:01 AM EST
Originally Posted By WildApple:
How much should a crown cost out of pocket after insurance?

My dentist is quoting me $288 my cost after insurance paying $290 and them "writing off" $200 what ever that means.







$800 for me without insurance.

Link Posted: 12/15/2011 8:18:59 AM EST
[Last Edit: 12/15/2011 8:19:21 AM EST by WildApple]

Originally Posted By DON70:
Originally Posted By WildApple:
How much should a crown cost out of pocket after insurance?

My dentist is quoting me $288 my cost after insurance paying $290 and them "writing off" $200 what ever that means.







$800 for me without insurance.


I thought they cut you a break if you paid in cash
Link Posted: 12/15/2011 8:21:34 AM EST
Originally Posted By WildApple:

Originally Posted By DON70:
Originally Posted By WildApple:
How much should a crown cost out of pocket after insurance?

My dentist is quoting me $288 my cost after insurance paying $290 and them "writing off" $200 what ever that means.







$800 for me without insurance.


I thought they cut you a break if you paid in cash


Go back and ask the price if they don't file the insurance and you just pay cash for the whole deal.
Link Posted: 12/15/2011 8:23:37 AM EST
you are getting off easy.
Link Posted: 12/15/2011 8:23:50 AM EST
Fuck yeah, that's a deal.

My wife had to have 2 crowns replaced (one was a warranty jobber.)

With insurance it cost us like $700 for the crown.

Then the dentist fucked one of them up and she needed to go for a root canal ($700+) to fix it. Oh yeah, plus a copay ($20 for anti-biotics they forgot to prescribe at the root canal and lots and lots of Vicodin.)
Link Posted: 12/15/2011 8:27:20 AM EST
My last one was about $400 after insurance paid their part........
Link Posted: 12/15/2011 8:27:28 AM EST
I saw the bill to my insurance company with my last one, and it was in the $1,200 range. I pay half...
Link Posted: 12/15/2011 8:29:45 AM EST
My last 2 crowns have been around $800 out of pocket after insurance (root channel and crown).

You guys have CHEAP dentists.
Link Posted: 12/15/2011 8:32:51 AM EST
"Writing off" means they're "counting as a loss" the said amount.
Link Posted: 12/15/2011 8:33:39 AM EST
$800-$1k is the pain I expect from a crown. 'Insurance' only covers 2x a year cleanings. all else is out of pocket.
Link Posted: 12/15/2011 8:38:15 AM EST
With insurance for me the last one was $500 out of pocket.

Same with new glasses. I have insurance but always wind up pulling about $400 out of my wallet for a new pair.
Link Posted: 12/15/2011 8:38:56 AM EST
No whining....you're getting off WAAAAY fucking easy. I had one done earlier this year, paid cash, total was $1,100.
Link Posted: 12/15/2011 8:39:46 AM EST
Originally Posted By WS4LIF:
My last 2 crowns have been around $800 out of pocket after insurance (root channel and crown).

You guys have CHEAP dentists.


No shit, like Tijuana cheap.
Link Posted: 12/15/2011 8:49:35 AM EST
The kicker? Dental labs are only charging about $150-$200 to the dentist to make the crown.


Funny eh?
Link Posted: 12/15/2011 8:52:55 AM EST
Originally Posted By Solidus-v1:
The kicker? Dental labs are only charging about $150-$200 to the dentist to make the crown.


Funny eh?


It's not the parts, its the labor.
Link Posted: 12/15/2011 9:05:04 AM EST
450 out of pocket or so for the one I need done. That is with insurance.

Link Posted: 12/15/2011 9:09:34 AM EST
I'll do it for $200 if you don't mind bondo.
Link Posted: 12/15/2011 9:19:30 AM EST
Originally Posted By Solidus-v1:
The kicker? Dental labs are only charging about $150-$200 to the dentist to make the crown.


Funny eh?


Yea, I found that out later too. The whole parts vs. labor thing would be true IF the bill didn't say "crown $400".
Link Posted: 12/15/2011 9:35:53 AM EST
[Last Edit: 12/15/2011 9:38:19 AM EST by FrankSymptoms]
Originally Posted By WildApple:

Originally Posted By DON70:
Originally Posted By WildApple:
How much should a crown cost out of pocket after insurance?

My dentist is quoting me $288 my cost after insurance paying $290 and them "writing off" $200 what ever that means.







$800 for me without insurance.


I thought they cut you a break if you paid in cash


The dentist IS giving a break! Generally, insurance covers 1/2 of the cost of a crown. "Writing off" $200 means the dentist is eating $200 of the deductable the OP would be paying.

I wish MY dentist would do that!


Originally Posted By Solidus-v1:
The kicker? Dental labs are only charging about $150-$200 to the dentist to make the crown.


Funny eh?


Believe me, you DON'T want the 'do it yourself' kit!
Link Posted: 12/15/2011 9:39:01 AM EST
Just had one done, Left Maxillary (upper) Second Molar.

Cost $299.00
My cost after ins. $46.50

Comp Benefits (Humana)
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