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    Does anyone have an idea about the costs of dental work? Work like a filling, a four unit bridge or, may be, a partial denture?

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    Just to give you an idea....

    Check up with x-rays - $50 - $90
    Check up with Scale/Polish - $50 - $90
    White-filling (molar) - $80 - $140
    Crown - $800 - $1,000

    Some more costings can be found here if you scroll down to Dentists.

    Some background information.

    In both cases, I'm not sure how old the information is so it would be good to have some personal experiences added. Dentistry is never cheap so brace yourself for the worst.
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    I had a white filling last week ago in one of my back teeth. $100 including x-rays. Check ups without x-rays are $45, $75 with. Our hygenist (not sure about spelling) charges $95 for an hour.

    The good news is that dental work is covered by the ACC if you break your teeth in an accident. I lost my filling when one of the kids head-butted me during a play fight. ACC paid for that.

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    Thanks for the info. It seems that the dental services cost in $ NZ as much as in Australia in $ AUS. That makes it marginally cheaper than in Australia where all dentists think people are made of money. Worse, dentists get dentures and bridges made in Singapore which gives them a higher profit (savings not passed on) but leaves the patient with quickly breaking down rubbish in their moutth. In any case, most dentists in Sydney are now Chbinese anyway. I think I better get my work done in NZ.

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    Wait until you need glasses. Kiwi opticians really know how to fleece ya! We paid $500 for specs for our 9 year old last month. The same pair would have been free on the NHS in the UK.

    Punjabi fellas on my college course reckon it's way too expensive to see a dentist or optician in NZ. They wait until they go home and book in for the works.....

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