With the help of dentists and dental technicians around the world, a team of researchers has come up with a new list of the most common repairs that will cost you an estimated $50,000.
The research is published in the journal, MMWR.
“Most dentists don’t want to spend $50k on repair because it’s too expensive,” said lead author Dr. Jennifer Klineberg, a professor in the Department of Oral Surgery at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
“But a lot of people don’t have the money.
If they don’t, they have to do it by themselves.”
According to the research, there are three main reasons why dentists spend so much on repairs:They spend a lot on a single tooth that will need to be replacedThey’re spending a lot in total and they may not be able to afford itThey’re not able to pay for it in advanceThe study looked at the dentists who had been doing repairs since 2010.
The researchers found that in 2016, the average dentist spent an average of $42,904 for repairs and $32,095 for treatments.
That was $6,000 more than the $31,919 average spent in 2015, and the $17,939 spent in 2014.
“The cost of the tooth replacement and the treatment was very much in balance,” Klineberger said.
“The average repair cost was $38,000 for a crown and $40,000 overall.”
The study also found that the majority of dentist offices in the United States spent less than $100,000 on repair and treatment, and that dentists in most regions of the country had lower than average rates of dental care.
“When we looked at repair costs, the dental offices that had the lowest cost were the ones that did most of the work,” Klinberg said.
Klineberg said that when it comes to fixing a tooth, there’s no such thing as too much.
“There’s no one-size-fits-all,” she said.
“There’s some people that have a lot and others that don’t,” she added.
“People can choose what they want to do,” Klinesberg said, “and the amount of time they have is their own choice.”
For the study, the researchers surveyed more than 1,300 dentists to see how they performed repair and maintenance on teeth.
They also asked dentists about how they repair their own teeth, and how they maintain their own offices.
“We found that a lot more dentists were doing repairs on their own than the average,” Klynovitz said.
Toothpaste, fillings and fillings alone are not enough to repair a tooth.
Toothpaste needs to be applied and then replaced, as well as filling the cavity with new teeth.
“You can’t get a tooth into a cavity without filling it,” Klinerberger said, adding that fillings need to have a clear coat of toothpaste to prevent the tooth from sticking to the inside of the cavity.
Klinberg added that it’s important to get dental treatment when your dentist visits to see that you’re able to maintain your health.
“If you don’t get the right treatment, you’re not going to be able for the long term to maintain health,” she explained.