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Old 26th June 2016, 19:00   #2461
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I'm being suggested a RCT for a lower molar which already has a crown but no RCT. The dentist is quoting 3500 rupees for the RCT, 2000 rupees for filling and 7000 for a new zirconium crown.

I feel these prices are on the higher side, even for Mumbai where I am located. Upon googling for the standard rates, I can't see anybody mentioning extra filling charges, plus other rates are also lower. Any tips? (BTW dentist is highly rated on Practo in my area)
Its definitely on the higher side. Especially the cost of the crown. Its nowhere close to this. Trust me I know, Im a Dental Lab Technician, we are the ones that make all the crowns that go into patients mouths

Let me know your location I can recommend a good dentist for you.

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Its definitely on the higher side. Especially the cost of the crown. Its nowhere close to this. Trust me I know, Im a Dental Lab Technician, we are the ones that make all the crowns that go into patients mouths

Let me know your location I can recommend a good dentist for you.

Hey Off- discussion. Do you know of a good dentist in Gurgaon? I am also looking for a good dentist for my 4 year old. Not that I need it right now. But good to keep his details.
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@Bluevolt
Please do compare your old pics with the recent ones, from the looks of it, it could either be your natural hair pattern is that way or you have receded hair in your temples.

I have been doing a long term treatment with minoxidil,fianasteride etc and generally i see great results with dedicated use,by dedicated use i mean like super regular.
However once you stop you will or may not be at the same spot where you started.
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***I am really not sure if this post could be off topic or even belong here.
So mods please remove if necessary.***

I am really curious to know either the medical definition and biological behaviour of our heart at certain emotional conditions. Say you are emotionally disturbed and feel like crying out loud but you don't cry for obvious reasons. You control the tears physically but you know you are crying out silently inside. In the following moments there is a pinching/pricking kind of feeling within the heart. It is like a sidewall of heart being pulled inside delicately but tangible. Anybody experienced it?

What exactly happens here? Is there a medical explanation on this? Or is it just exaggeration?
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Simply put, emotions release hormones which act as triggers. So the palpitation, tachycardia or bradycardia etc.

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Its definitely on the higher side. Especially the cost of the crown. Its nowhere close to this. Trust me I know, Im a Dental Lab Technician, we are the ones that make all the crowns that go into patients mouths
I'm sure you also know the other factors that go into making a crown. Not only lab fees but also impression materials, retraction cords, other overheads, etc.

It's not correct to make a blanket statement like this.


@anku94: i think the rates are fine, rather low infact. But that's my opinion.

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Simply put, emotions release hormones which act as triggers. So the palpitation, tachycardia or bradycardia etc.

EDIT:
For those using Minoxidil for hair treatment: don't use it if you are planning a baby. Affects the sperm.



I'm sure you also know the other factors that go into making a crown. Not only lab fees but also impression materials, retraction cords, other overheads, etc.

It's not correct to make a blanket statement like this.


@anku94: i think the rates are fine, rather low infact. But that's my opinion.
Tejas : Sorry maybe my words were chosen poorly. Overall cost is ok. It is the cost for the Zirconia crown that has been quoted which is on the higher side. A dentist should definitely in my opinion be compensated for his time and skill and should quote a figure for what he feels it is worth.
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Its definitely on the higher side. Especially the cost of the crown. Its nowhere close to this. Trust me I know, Im a Dental Lab Technician, we are the ones that make all the crowns that go into patients mouths

Let me know your location I can recommend a good dentist for you.
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Tejas : Sorry maybe my words were chosen poorly. Overall cost is ok. It is the cost for the Zirconia crown that has been quoted which is on the higher side. A dentist should definitely in my opinion be compensated for his time and skill and should quote a figure for what he feels it is worth.
Saw these too late! Was offline for a couple of days, visited another dentist for a second opinion and prices quoted were similar so decided to go ahead with it.

I paid a total of 3500 for the RCT, 2000 for the post core build up and 9000 for the zirconium crown with 7 years warranty. (I suppose 9k is cost of the crown + the doctor's fee).

I'm surprised how casual such procedures have become. Both the procedure and the recovery period were absolutely painless.
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My perspective as a patient with crowns on most of his teeth...

I think they are of the ceramic-on-metal type, nothing fancy. I know there is some wear, as I have a bad habit of grinding my teeth if I get stressed, but I have never ever broken one. They fall off, yes sometimes, but then just get glued back on again. So I'm wondering about the value of such an expensive crown and its warranty?

My wife had a root canal done today, and will be getting a crown, so reflections on my perspective are welcome. it is right at the back, by the way, so cosmetic issues are not a huge part of the deal.

Off topic... Mrs G is a huge baby, and was very worried about this procedure, having heard some awful stories, so I went into the surgery with her. First time in my life I have ever watched the procedure instead of being on the receiving end. Fascinating!
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My perspective as a patient with crowns on most of his teeth...

I think they are of the ceramic-on-metal type, nothing fancy. I know there is some wear, as I have a bad habit of grinding my teeth if I get stressed, but I have never ever broken one. They fall off, yes sometimes, but then just get glued back on again. So I'm wondering about the value of such an expensive crown and its warranty?
Even I was advised to go for a ceramic crown by a cousin who is a dentist. I've previously had a ceramic crown on the same tooth for about 3 years, and it's not worn off or anything. Aesthetics don't matter since it's a molar. It was more of an impulsive purchase than anything else.

(Although I was told by a friend that zirconium crowns are thinner and my older one did stick out a little bit but I'm not really sure how much of it was due to an improper design/fitting).
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Well then I have been paying less for my RCTs, since I have got four done till date. The costs are usually 2500-3000 for RCT and another 5000 for a crown with a 10 year warranty. And I thought that was expensive But no corners are cut as far as I have seen. They have a good work process, very hygienic, not rash on the teeth and do the whole process gently without hurrying.
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I myself, got RCT done and PFM crown fixed for 5K on tooth 26.

The dental services have become competitive due to supply/demand imbalance. If you look around you would definitely find VFM options, especially in B'lore.

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I got an RCT + crown done in Bombay 5 years back for around 6000. Another member of my family got it done last year at around 8000.
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Thanks for clarifying I thought you were told cost of the crown only is Rs 7000 which made me think it was high.

Rates will vary from place to place and doctor to doctor. It might not be noticeable to the layman but a good crown cutting and well made crown makes a big difference.
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My 7-year old son has developed a 'situation'.
His milk teeth have still not fallen - one of them is a bit loose now but we already see that his 'permanent tooth' has popped up just behind this loose one.

What should we do?
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My 7-year old son has developed a 'situation'.
His milk teeth have still not fallen - one of them is a bit loose now but we already see that his 'permanent tooth' has popped up just behind this loose one.

What should we do?
Go to a dentist.He/she will take it out .
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