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    anyone got a tooth implant or know someone who has? pros? cons? how much did it cost?

    I had a consultation with my dentist today regarding the void left by a broken, infected root-canal'd tooth that I had extracted last month. the earliest I can have the implant done is this coming October...

    for a whoppin' $3000. think I'll need to keep looking?
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    I would just stick with the penile implant. I can get you a firm price on one of those.
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    I had my 2nd molars removed when I was 14 and it was hoped my wisdom teeth would come in straight, they didn't. So when I was 19 (Night of game 2 of the 93 Cup Final), I had the impacted wisdom teeth pulled on the bottom only and implants put in their place. They used to have a screw that went through the crown into the socket that was drilled into your jaw. The newer generation has a stump that a crown is placed on top of it. One of them lasted 18 years and then couldn't stay tightened down, so I have one implant with the old design and the new one. Cost in 1993 was $2,000 plus the cost of the crown IIRC. The replacement crown and stump cost me $900....UGH.
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    I have a few crowns and a bridge or two. Bridge works great for covering a gap.
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    $3K? Damn, I was quoted $6k for a implant. Went the Rootcanal and Cap route for $1400.

    See if there is a dental school around. One of my bros got a implant for under $1800 and he raved about the service and procedure. Keep that in mind.
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    in the process now, mine is costing 2500. I go back in October for them to make a mold and get a tooth put in in Nov
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    $3,000 seems decent. I have two implants, two veneers and two different sets of crowns. Ran about $14k when it was all said and done
    The most important thing you'll have to worry about is pain management. When I got my implants done I wasn't told about the little circumstances that prolong recovery time, and I ended up paying for it in the end
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    thanks all for the inputs. I guess 3K isn't that bad. I have HMO but that doesn't cover it. having PPO would help but still. plus, the dentist offers a monthly payment plan with no interest.

    one assistant at the clinic said "why not skip the procedure? your teeth will still all fall out in, say, 20 years." I'd like to think she was joking, but she may be scarily correct.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rinkrat View Post
    I have a few crowns and a bridge or two. Bridge works great for covering a gap.
    problem is the implant would be in the back where there is no tooth for the crown to bridge to.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ice24 View Post
    I would just stick with the penile implant. I can get you a firm price on one of those.
    I'll let you know in, say, 20 years.
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