Here’s what basically happened yesterday..
I headed over to my dentist’s to replace a missing tooth that he had extracted about 4 months ago. He put me under local anesthesia and started drilling the teeth adjacent to the missing tooth, took the imprints of my teeth afterwards, and told me to come back in a week to get the rest of the procedure (which I later found to be called a dental bridge) done. I headed to the reception and they asked for 400KD.
Did some googling and learned that there are 2 methods to replace a missing tooth: a dental bridge, and a tooth implant. And I have two questions:
First- Shouldn’t my dentist have explained the 2 methods to me and asked which I preferred? Because if I knew 2 perfectly healthy teeth were to be ruined I wouldn’t have gone with the dental bridge but chosen an implant instead.
Second- I called 3 other dental clinics to inquire about the cost of dental bridges and got prices that ranged between 175 KD – 200 KD. Also asked about implants and the cost starts at 400 KD, the same cost I’m paying for a bridge.Is that a normal cost for a dental bridge? And if yes, then what makes it have such a wide cost range?
I would really appreciate any help with this.
Oh and in case this matters, it’s only one tooth, in my bottom jaw, the one right before my wisdom tooth.