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    Confused by dentist, can anyone shed any light???

    basically i had root canal treatment a coupl months ago and will be getting the crown put on it soon, its a tooth at the back of my mouth on the top level so u cnt see it, the problem is ive been told a white crown will cost 300 quid and the silver one is free. Getting the silver one isnt too much of a prob cos u cnt see the tooth, but white is obv preferable. Heres the confusing bit, im a student in fulltime education, its an dhs dentist, so why would the white one cost 300 quid??

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    You have a root canal at 17? :?

    i imagine because its considered cosmetic and therefore isn't covered y the NHS

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    dontdothatagain;5982901

    You have a root canal at 17? :?



    18 lol, the tooth got chipped in a fight and it got infected :oops:

    micoo;5982909

    18 lol, the tooth got chipped in a fight and it got infected :oops:



    tut tut. :roll: Its probably an easy way to make money. You're made of it anyway

    Jetpac;5982903

    i imagine because its considered cosmetic and therefore isn't covered y … i imagine because its considered cosmetic and therefore isn't covered y the NHS



    that is indeed true :thumbsup:

    in the long run the silver amalgams are bad for your health, so go for the white

    NHS dont cover white..not at back.

    hubby = dentist. to be fair its the labour that costs so much on white.

    I don't understand - why do you think the would the white one would be free?

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    choc1969;5982922

    that is indeed true :thumbsup:in the long run the silver amalgams are bad … that is indeed true :thumbsup:in the long run the silver amalgams are bad for your health, so go for the white



    i aint got 330 quid to spend on a tooth tho :lol: and even if i did im nt sure i would, i will prob go for the silver, gold would be pimp but i dnt even want to ask how much tht would cost :lol:

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    jah128;5982930

    I don't understand - why do you think the would the white one would be … I don't understand - why do you think the would the white one would be free?



    cos im a student so dental treatment is free, i assumed a white crown would be too

    whats a silver crown made of :?

    i told a dentist once i imagined his job was pretty rubbish having his hands in peoples mouths all day,,

    the t*** replied"i just think of it as having my hands in peoples wallets"

    micoo;5982952

    cos im a student so dental treatment is free, i assumed a white crown … cos im a student so dental treatment is free, i assumed a white crown would be toowhats a silver crown made of :?



    mercury which slowly poisons you :whistling:

    en.wikipedia.org/wik…try)

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    Dentistry certainly is a cash making magnet. I have an nhs dentist and needed a root canal. I was told I have thin roots and would need to see a specialist to have it done. £75 for the consultation and a further £670 for the canal followed by having the top restored by my own dentist so I guess a further £45.50. And that was on the nhs :w00t: I declined the offer and had my tooth out today!

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    choc1969;5982976

    mercury which slowly poisons you … mercury which slowly poisons you :whistling:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amalgam_(dentistry)



    i thought thts what fillings were made of :? and crowns were different

    and i thought they stopped putting mercury in them years ago :?

    choc1969;5982976

    mercury which slowly poisons you … mercury which slowly poisons you :whistling:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amalgam_(dentistry)



    Looks like I'll be dead soon then:roll:

    White crown is considered cosmetic dentistry and is a private treatment, the NHS won't pay for them unless they're in a visible area (the front).

    micoo;5983020

    i thought thts what fillings were made of :? and crowns were differentand … i thought thts what fillings were made of :? and crowns were differentand i thought they stopped putting mercury in them years ago :?



    just joking lol

    What materials can crowns be made from? In modern-day dentistry. … What materials can crowns be made from? In modern-day dentistry. there is a wide variety of dental materials to choose from. Some crowns are made from full gold, where as others are made from an alloy of metals fused to a porcelain outer shell. After time, crowns that are made from a combination of metal fused to porcelain can begin to show dark gum lines that are not aesthetically attractive. All-porcelain or -ceramic crowns are the best choice for a natural cosmetic look. There are many different brands and types of porcelain crowns, and the variation between the costs of dental crowns at different dental practices may well reflect the quality of the materials used.

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    choc1969;5983039

    just joking lol



    lolz :lol:

    gold would be pimp, silver is still quite pimp tho :lol: white, not pimp but matches the rest

    will go with the free one :thumbsup:

    will get rep to you guys shortly :thumbsup:

    load of rubbish guys. silver fillings arent dangerous. although one of hubby's colleagues said so, so that patients went private!!!

    choc1969;5982976

    mercury which slowly poisons you … mercury which slowly poisons you :whistling:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amalgam_(dentistry)



    You almost gave me a heart attack :lol:
    I had a load of silver fillings when I was a kid & became really conscious of them when I went to college so paid over half a grand for a white veneer & all my fillings to be made white.
    They had to leave two at the back as they where to deep & Ive been thinking of having them pulled out as my wisdom teeth have came through perfect so should close the gap.
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