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Cost of a Tooth Implant

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I must have a tooth extracted and plan to have an implant done. My dentist in Overijse said the total cost would come to around 2200 euros but we simply don't have that much money and can't wait as the tooth is infected. Has anyone had an implant done recently for less? I'd like to have a range for what they charge at the ULB/VUB practice in Jette as well (they won't tell you before your first appointment). Many sore-toothed thanks.

neocon666

Unfortunately, the cost estimation is exact, but if you have dental insurance (eg DKV) it can cover up to 60% of the cost.

In any case, you should get your tooth extracted even if it means to have a hole for a while.

Also, take into account that the implant takes betwen 1-1.5 months: first they fix the screw, then they work on the ceramic tooth itself.

When I was in your situation, and given the extortionate prices applied in Belgium, I consider doing it abroad: Hungary and Tunisia seem two of the places where it is cheaper, but youll have to fly several times, so consider all the costs involved.

Jul 9, 2014 15:10
neocon666

Unfortunately, the cost estimation is exact, but if you have dental insurance (eg DKV) it can cover up to 60% of the cost.

In any case, you should get your tooth extracted even if it means to have a hole for a while.

Also, take into account that the implant takes betwen 1-1.5 months: first they fix the screw, then they work on the ceramic tooth itself.

When I was in your situation, and given the extortionate prices applied in Belgium, I consider doing it abroad: Hungary and Tunisia seem two of the places where it is cheaper, but youll have to fly several times, so consider all the costs involved.

Jul 9, 2014 15:11
kasseistamper

The cost you have been quoted is broadly similar to what my dentist gave me.
I took it no further and decided to live with a gap. Over the course of less than a year the teeth on either side have slowly closed the gap by almost three-quarters.
Have you asked your mutuelle what refund you will get from them? If the tooth must be removed for solid medical reasons then they should give you some level of help - it clearly isn't just a cosmetic thing.
At a guess they will give more help if the gap will be clearly visible front and centre than if it is tucked away at the back of the jaw but that is only a guess - you'll never know until you ask. Never accept someone telling you that a particular procedure is not covered by the mutuelle, always ask your mutuelle the specific question and be certain.

Jul 9, 2014 15:38
themissus

Wow I can actually answer this one!

BF just had it done :-)

I would suggest the following
-do not leave a gap, not just cosmetic reasons not too but you need the support in the bone, it's the healthiest thing to do!
-inquire about 'Dentalia' insurance, its covered 90% (after one year)
-The dentist, I recommend Mihai Buzincu in Woluwe, will place a rod to keep the place in your gum, then after a time this will be exchange with a different placeholder where the bone will grow; and then the implant can be fitted

BF and I are very happy with the results!!

Good luck and good health!

Jul 9, 2014 16:06
anon

In the immediate short term, as a temporary fix, assuming that your tooth really is infected, you can just have it taken out and leave a gap, while you're trying to sort out what to do. There's no obligation for you to spend so much money right now.

However, longer term, a gap isn't a good idea, as it can lead to serious problems with your other teeth either side of the gap.

As others have said, speak to your mutuelle, who will indicate what is / is not reimbursable.

Jul 9, 2014 17:03
adds

Alternatively, you can fly to Poland ( Ryaniar- 30 euro return) and do the implant for less than 1000Euros.

There are some private medical centres offering this service, just google you will find plenty of them. Some also provide accomodation.

Jul 9, 2014 18:12
Catalina

Talking about implants in Poland:

http://dentalnobile.pl/cennik/
It says from EUR 600 up. It's the clinic where I go for my annual scaling and they are good, but I havo no implants.
Good luck.

Jul 9, 2014 22:16
tralala1

Or you can go abroad, Hungary for example or Poland. There it is a lot cheaper and in the meantime you can combine it with a city visit :-)

Jul 11, 2014 18:00
mik123

Instead of an implant, you can consider a bridge on the two neighbouring teeth. But it's not much cheaper, around 1500-1800 EUR in Belgium.

Dental tourism is also popular in Bulgaria, just choose a recommended clinique. There you can have the bridge done for 500 EUR with the same or better quality of materials, but the service is very cheap.

Jul 12, 2014 11:20
CC_R

Hi if she's a female dentist on the main road towards the e411 don't listen to her. She told me the same suggested I had a plate made, I thought similar to UK one. How wrong I was. It was this huge hunk of metal that didn't fit cost me a bomb, wasn't covered by mutuelle which she neglected to tell me till after it was fitted. When she said insurance she meant private and I'd only been here a month hadn't got the coverage. It clamped onto a tooth opposite and cause the filling in that to fall out. She denied it was related. It. A use me issues with my gums, I ended up about a thousand euro out of pocket with a nasty piece of metal I threw in bin. Go and get a second opinion. Also I have gaps in my mouth it isn't an issue really as long as they are further back. Dentist here just like to milk you for lots of unnecessary work.

Jul 17, 2014 15:09