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    • Supernova
    • By Supernova 10th Oct 16, 10:44 AM
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    • 10th Oct 16, 10:44 AM
    Onlay filling 10th Oct 16 at 10:44 AM
    Hi all,

    I've been quoted £450 by my dentist in NW London for a porcelain e-max(?) filling/crown as an alternative to an NHS £219 filling.

    The tooth is a lower molar where a side filling has come off and apparently the private option will bind the tooth together better.

    Anyone know if this is a reasonable price?

    Many thanks!
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    • welshdent
    • By welshdent 10th Oct 16, 11:13 AM
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    yeah seems in the ball park for e max.
    • Supernova
    • By Supernova 10th Oct 16, 12:46 PM
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    • 10th Oct 16, 12:46 PM
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    • 10th Oct 16, 12:46 PM
    yeah seems in the ball park for e max.
    Originally posted by welshdent
    OK thanks for the confirmation. I rang my old central London dentist and they said £800. YMMV as they say, but then they wanted £400 for an extraction just before I left a few years ago.

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    • .Gigolo Aunt
    • By .Gigolo Aunt 10th Oct 16, 3:34 PM
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    • 10th Oct 16, 3:34 PM
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    • 10th Oct 16, 3:34 PM
    It's no wonder we can't afford private dentistry! Who has that sort of money to spare.
    • brook2jack
    • By brook2jack 10th Oct 16, 3:55 PM
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    • 10th Oct 16, 3:55 PM
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    • 10th Oct 16, 3:55 PM
    If you consider every e max crown that is made from lithium disilicate is made by hand by a long series of stages by a very skilled technician , and that the substructure is normally manufactured in a separate lab that has the equipment to produce it from the lithium ingot before the porcelain is hand layered on , you can start to see where the money comes into it . https://youtu.be/c5cWWxIT5Xo

    This is without the time and money taken in the surgery .

    Dentistry is very expensive to provide , even the glue used to stick the crown on costs over £90 for a 5 ml pot.
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