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Polish dentistry cost - 230 zl for one tooth cavity filling


zion 16 | 168
6 Nov 2009  #1
Here is the deal

230 for one cavity

and then 500 for two

is this a rip off or what I told this place was suppose to have cheap dentist.

and yes the service was crap
Grzegorz_ 51 | 6,163
6 Nov 2009  #2
WTF ? When are you finally going back to your jungle ? I'm sure they have chaep and fantastic dentists there.
OP zion 16 | 168
6 Nov 2009  #3
sure they do
pgtx 29 | 3,159
6 Nov 2009  #4
excellent dentist in Krakow - 120 zl for a filling...
ShelleyS 14 | 2,893
6 Nov 2009  #5
That is expensive (I pay less in the UK) - Id say you were ripped off, maybe "foreigners" rates apply.
frd 7 | 1,399
6 Nov 2009  #6
My mum's a dentist and she prices 150-200zł for a filling, depending on the size of the cavity for a private visit.
polishcanuck 7 | 462
6 Nov 2009  #7
230 for one cavity

and then 500 for two

hahaha that's how much a filling costs in poland .... if you're a foreigner!

I paid 500zl to get my wisdom teeth removed in wroclaw by "one of the best dentists"!

You sir, got owned!
SzwedwPolsce 11 | 1,595
7 Nov 2009  #8
It depends on how many surfaces of the tooth you need to reconstruct.
But I think about 100 zl is normal for reparation of an average caries cavity (at a private practice).
frd 7 | 1,399
7 Nov 2009  #9
But I think about 100 zl is normal for reparation of an average caries cavity (at a private practice).

Standard prices for an insured person is 50zł - 100zł.. (these are after including the compensation from national healthcare fund)
Private prices are twice that - for any person not just "foreigners".
SzwedwPolsce 11 | 1,595
7 Nov 2009  #10
I paid 150 zl for a routine examination of all teeth, and a reparation of a multi-surface caries cavity. It was in a private practice with very modern equipment in Białystok.
Harry
7 Nov 2009  #11
I pay between 100zl and 200zl for a filling but I go to one of the best dentists in Warsaw.
frd 7 | 1,399
7 Nov 2009  #12
I paid 150 zl for a routine examination of all teeth

Maybe Silesia's got different prices, I'm just telling you the information straight from the source. My mum's one of the cheapest dentists around, and these prices are common in Silesia. So whatever you have experiences, that's how reality looks like around here.
nauczyciel
7 Nov 2009  #13
I pay between 100zl and 200zl for a filling but I go to one of the best dentists in Warsaw.

youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=5hR5YNqE3K8
ukpolska
7 Nov 2009  #14
lol serves you right!!!

I paid 30zl three months ago for a filling with top class service, mind you that was down here in Pulawy.
tadoz 1 | 30
7 Nov 2009  #15
Just had two fillings done (in Jelenia Góra) at 70zl each...
frd 7 | 1,399
7 Nov 2009  #16
Guys remember that salaries are different in biggest cities teeth whitening in Silesia costs 1000zł and in Warsaw it might cost 3000zł.

Also, there are different kinds of fillings, amalgamate fillings which are much much cheaper, light hardened fillings are more expensive. Prices will differ depending on the education of the dentist ( doctor, proffesor or not ) and the number workers working in the clinic.

Another factor is the gear and furnishing, if the equpiment consists of a stick on a string it's gonna be cheaper then if the dentists has got fully furnished modern clinic..
OP zion 16 | 168
7 Nov 2009  #17
I did in a place called Dantex poor equipment ``consists of a stick on a string``

that is what they have so don't go there

FRD can you get me a discount with Mom ? I still got one left to do ..
rjeden - | 29
7 Nov 2009  #18
In Warsaw for one cavity is 120zł with painkiller. Service is very good.
frd 7 | 1,399
7 Nov 2009  #19
FRD can you get me a discount with Mom ? I still got one left to do ..

you'd get probably between 150-200 per tooth depending on the size of cavity.. discunts only for family : p
Anni 1 | 10
7 Nov 2009  #20
ukpolska

I paid 30zl three months ago for a filling with top class service, mind you that was down here in Pulawy.

Same here, although I got mine done in Ustrzyki Dolne, but the dentist is from Sanok.
30zl per filling I had 3 done.

I wouldn't pay more than 60zl depending on the severity :/
You are all being ripped off in bigger cities, the service is just as good in our little towns.
frd 7 | 1,399
7 Nov 2009  #21
You are all being ripped off in bigger cities, the service is just as good in our little towns.

Are you aware of that foreigners who come to Poland don't get the national healthcare fund refunds? For example government refunds half of the price for a filling.. so you pay twice less.. I don't think you do. We need to take that into consideration that natives will always pay less because of the healthcare fund. In UK people who are registered in NHS pay less too..

You are all being ripped off in bigger cities

Beside prices of everything everywhere are bigger in bigger cities, there not much philosophy to it..
Anni 1 | 10
7 Nov 2009  #22
I am aware of that, I personally made the choice to get the fillings done while I was in Poland for a number of reasons.

- Through my own personal experience I have found the quality of service better in Poland as a private patient than in the UK as a patient on the NHS.

- 30zl is less than £10 pounds, a small price to pay for good service and a white filling.

- In the UK as a patient on the NHS I would have to pay a significant amount, I think about £60 + for a white filling if I did not want a standard silver filling. However, in Poland you get a white filling straight away.

- White fillings look much nicer than silver ones.

Anni:
You are all being ripped off in bigger cities, the service is just as good in our little towns.

I also meant this light heartedly, I wasn't making stabs at larger cities....I realise it didn't come out that way.
still_wisher 7 | 97
7 Nov 2009  #23
actully i got punk'd ! as a foreigner ; here is the deal > 700 zł ,2 visits ,and one tooth cavity :)
service was very good i can't deny it but for god sake 700 zł !! my wife did it before me for 150-200 ;) same effin dentist ! in Radzymin . fool i was not taking my wife with me :)
frd 7 | 1,399
7 Nov 2009  #24
actully i got punk'd ! as a foreigner ; here is the deal > 700 zł ,2 visits ,and one tooth cavity :)

Wow.. that spongy git of a dentist, you really were unlucky.. that's completely over the top.

I also meant this light heartedly, I wasn't making stabs at larger cities....I realise it didn't come out that way.

I didn't mean to sound vicious.. sorry if I did. I just don't want guests from foreign countries to think that they are being ripped off just because some polish native says that he pays less (and forgets to mention that he's having a refund)
OP zion 16 | 168
7 Nov 2009  #25
anyway it is a rip off even if locals pay that too

in a place where people make 3500 gross if they luck paying 200 for a filling is rip off

no wonder why so many Poles leave

I have been here for 3 year really gave the place a chance but when my contract ends in few more months I am out

had enough of Polish way of life

plus the weather just not help Gibraltar there I go back
sledz 23 | 2,250
7 Nov 2009  #26
had enough of Polish way of life

Man you been saying that for years now

Werent you moving to Spain last time I see you?
scrappleton - | 831
7 Nov 2009  #27
Dentists are rip offs where ever you go.
PlasticPole 7 | 2,649
7 Nov 2009  #28
Scrappleton, my dentist is great and certainly not a rip off. I just hope dental insurance doesn't change the fact that I can afford to go. Right now, the prices are reasonable and well worth it, because your gums are healthier and teeth look and feel better after getting them cleaned. I really like it when the hygienist scrapes off the tartar. I floss and all that but sometimes tartar happens anyway. They don't scrape it off everytime. Actually, there's one tooth that always has more tartar than the others and that tooth drives me crazy. It's great when I go in for a cleaning and it gets scraped off. Well worth it.
ShelleyS 14 | 2,893
7 Nov 2009  #29
In the UK as a patient on the NHS I would have to pay a significant amount, I think about £60 + for a white filling if I did not want a standard silver filling. However, in Poland you get a white filling straight away.

Just to correct you, white fillings are not NHS - they are considered "private" hence the price, £60 is about right. Also white fillings dont (aparently) have the same life span..so you have to get them done after a few years. I I only have my back upper molers (one on each side) done so I can live with sliver...
cheehaw 2 | 263
7 Nov 2009  #30
Here is some information about the dangers of silver (mercury amalgam) fillings.

toxicmercuryamalgam.com

Most people would be shocked to discover that those "silver" fillings are composed of over 50% mercury - the most toxic non-radioactive metal known to man - More deadly than lead, cadmium or even arsenic.

In fact, as you read this, you are probably slowly poisoning yourself with mercury leaking from those "silver" fillings.



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