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Posted: 12/15/2011 1:12:15 PM
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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.
But....we need to borrow more money to make the money easier to pay back!
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Posted: 12/15/2011 1:15:01 PM
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.

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Posted: 12/15/2011 1:18:59 PM
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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
But....we need to borrow more money to make the money easier to pay back!
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Posted: 12/15/2011 1:21:34 PM
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.
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Posted: 12/15/2011 1:23:37 PM
you are getting off easy.
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Posted: 12/15/2011 1:23:50 PM
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.)
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Posted: 12/15/2011 1:27:20 PM
My last one was about $400 after insurance paid their part........
I haven't slept for ten days because that would be too long......
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Posted: 12/15/2011 1:27:28 PM
I saw the bill to my insurance company with my last one, and it was in the $1,200 range. I pay half...
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Posted: 12/15/2011 1:29:45 PM
My last 2 crowns have been around $800 out of pocket after insurance (root channel and crown).

You guys have CHEAP dentists.
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Posted: 12/15/2011 1:32:51 PM
"Writing off" means they're "counting as a loss" the said amount.
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Posted: 12/15/2011 1:33:39 PM
$800-$1k is the pain I expect from a crown. 'Insurance' only covers 2x a year cleanings. all else is out of pocket.
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Posted: 12/15/2011 1:38:15 PM
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.
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Posted: 12/15/2011 1:38:56 PM
No whining....you're getting off WAAAAY fucking easy. I had one done earlier this year, paid cash, total was $1,100.
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Posted: 12/15/2011 1:39:46 PM
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.
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Posted: 12/15/2011 1:49:35 PM
The kicker? Dental labs are only charging about $150-$200 to the dentist to make the crown.


Funny eh?
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Posted: 12/15/2011 1:52:55 PM
Originally Posted By Solidus-v1:
The kicker? Dental labs are only charging about $150-$200 to the dentist to make the crown.


Funny eh?


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Posted: 12/15/2011 2:05:04 PM
450 out of pocket or so for the one I need done. That is with insurance.

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Posted: 12/15/2011 2:09:34 PM
I'll do it for $200 if you don't mind bondo.
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Posted: 12/15/2011 2:19:30 PM
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".
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Posted: 12/15/2011 2:35:53 PM
[Last Edit: 12/15/2011 2:38:19 PM 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?


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Posted: 12/15/2011 2:39:01 PM
Just had one done, Left Maxillary (upper) Second Molar.

Cost $299.00
My cost after ins. $46.50

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