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Q: Did you ever fix your teeth in China?

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Name of the mentioned dental Hospital is 'JINGZHOU DENTAL HOSPITAL'. 

Clinics are open all around China as in Beijing,  Shijiazhuang,  Xuchang,  Xingyi,  Bijie,  Liupanshui and more.

 

 I inherited bad chew set-up and I often need dentist's repairs. I was the longest on the dentist chair for some two hours in EU and USA, before I tried with repair in China.

 

I have complicated thing done now in Guizhou. Implants on both gums and similar. I sat into the chair today at 9:30 am and I left dentistry at 4:10 pm with 15' lunch break at noon.

 

I mean, this guy here is relentless, but I loose patience and after 2 hours everything hurts and similar.

 

I felt asleep few times here and  .. and I came back to this world by hearing my own 'da hu lu'. 

 

My Q should be: 'What was the longest time you sit in the dentist's chair?'

 

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probably 30 minutes and that was a couple of years back getting a crown and filling done.
I have no problem recommending my Dentist in Mudanjaing .
good work and a great price ..last year the dentist in Australia tried to over charge and service for $4600 aus .
flights for me the wife and 2 kids return from Harbin was $2900
dentist cost me $100 all done in record time and we stayed in China a month .

icnif77:

I'd recommend my guy (Dr. Ao)/Clinic to anyone with notion 'I know what dentist does in my mouth and how it should be done'. This here is something else. 

That is some Chinese dental chain with headquarters in Bj. I always forget their name. I'll look for the name and repost it.

It's kind of 'beauty surgery', because I need implants on both gums and everything must fit in the end. So, assistants keep taking photos of every bigger change in my chew, which all get saved on Clinic's HD. 

Top-notch procedure for some 1/5th of the EU price.

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probably 30 minutes and that was a couple of years back getting a crown and filling done.
I have no problem recommending my Dentist in Mudanjaing .
good work and a great price ..last year the dentist in Australia tried to over charge and service for $4600 aus .
flights for me the wife and 2 kids return from Harbin was $2900
dentist cost me $100 all done in record time and we stayed in China a month .

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I'd recommend my guy (Dr. Ao)/Clinic to anyone with notion 'I know what dentist does in my mouth and how it should be done'. This here is something else. 

That is some Chinese dental chain with headquarters in Bj. I always forget their name. I'll look for the name and repost it.

It's kind of 'beauty surgery', because I need implants on both gums and everything must fit in the end. So, assistants keep taking photos of every bigger change in my chew, which all get saved on Clinic's HD. 

Top-notch procedure for some 1/5th of the EU price.

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I am very happy with my dental work that I got done in China... very happy, VERY HAPPY  when I just pay the with cash from my pocket instead of taking out a mortgage on my home, back home.

icnif77:

My repair is huge, almost redo of the entire mouth and for the same repair cost in EU, I could buy small house not just taking up the mortgage.

 

But, the most important is quality of work and treatment overall in this dentistry. Not shy of Western standards whatsoever or even much better!

I was talking about this on other thread with 'earthcitizen', because he looked for my city on web and post some city's pics (from 10-15 years ago) as 'poor, rural area' and 'what are you doing there?' Qs. 

 

China will/is change(-ing) very fast IMO, just by comparing ''earthcitizen's'' photos and reality of the same city today.

People, working at the shop are also much different than what we know from the Chinese-street. I get text from dentistry manager in 24-h after every repair with 'Is everything OK? Do you have any pain?'.

I am not sure, if they do that in the West, and if  you have the same treatment the cost must be in the high end, i.e. 'mortgage-on-the-house-cost'.

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I got a root canal and crown replacement for about 1400 rmb with a platinum screw (nickel screw for the poor 800 rmb), the dentists made the comment that western dentist make the hole for filling in too big, so that the crown needs to be replaced in 7 to 10 years, so they can get more money, the crowns i got in Mexico actually held up better than from american dentists. Across the border of El Paso, the Washington dental clinic will do the root canal in the morning, measure for the crown and put it in that afternoon for about 400 dollars. I asked a Mexican and Chinese dentists if they have endodontists (dentists who replace old root canals) and they said why do you need it replaced? why indeed?

icnif77:

I agree with you on 'Western dentist repairs' are huge, PROFITABLE business. It's not only 'medicine' anymore as ' you need help', but more 'make an extra buck or two'.

I've always seen Western medicine as 'we'll help you, almost free of charge'. Me adult family members- relatives are all MDs.

My Western-dentist-niece asked me for the photo of my new 'upper chew', after I told her 'size of the repair, material used and cost', but no answer, yet.

'No reply, yet' must be 'jealousy', hahahah.

I look like a 'movie star' with my mouth open wide. 

I am not sure, what is better here: 'finished work' or 'treatment of the Chinese dentistry crew'.

I have manager's CC and PayPal account (with both passwords), after I asked him to book online plane ticket for me, surprise i.e. 'I trust you (more) than 100%'.

He talked to the (other) School's boss in the city about my job, because my present RP sponsor wanted to get rid of me and I told manager last December, I'll most likely have to leave the city in few months.

I'll always remember: ''In year 2016/17 School in Guizhou sucked, but dentists remodelled my chew and treated me better than if I would be their family member.''

This here isn't China as we know it from the 'street'. angel

My repair consists of:

1. 7 (or 8) implants on upper gum with 'all (implants&teeth) ceramic'. Ceramic material was the highest-end price offered for the repair on upper gum.

2. I still have my own 6 front teeth (incisors) on the bottom gum and 2 older implants (molars) with gap in between. 6 bottom teeth were shaved and new ceramic crowns are mounted on the teeth's remains.

3. New ceramic crown, which will be mounted on two older implants on the bottom gum and will make 3 - 4 molars all together.

4. 2 more implants will be mounted on the bottom gum, which will make 11-12 teeth all together.

The whole procedure is difficult, because ortho-dentist must make the same or very similar size teeth, which he never saw before. Remodelling on the both gums requires 'fit in the end'. This is very important, because of my job. With new teeth, my talk (pronunciation) could/would change, what can't happened. I remember my pronunciation before the surgery and as soon as I tell dentist my tongue can't move freely, he must re-adjust (shave) teeth already installed.

Whole cost for all this will be around 90k Rmb. I already paid 70k, but I'll have to add some 10-20k more for 2 implants and all work on the bottom gum.

The cheapest estimate price for the upper gum's work in EU was 40-50k EUR ( 450k Rmb) with all 'metal'.

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Its cheaper for me to take the family to China to go dentist and have a month off than stay in Australia and get it done. And there is nothing wrong with the dental care we get in China.

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'And there is nothing wrong with the dental care we get in China.'

You wouldn't say so, if you compare with other things here. Qs 'Are Hospitals good in China?' and 'Can I give birth in Chinese hospital?'

Most or all advices heading toward 'no, don't do it .....'

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just 10 mins. For polishin'. Gud job done.

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Dentist several times, just for toothache type work.  Fillings I guess.  Always first-rate service.

icnif77:

You wouldn't think about 'good-dentist-work in China' considering all 'spitting, pissing, gutter oil, fake medicine and what not'.

 

And 'price of the repair' on the top of the '1st class dentistry' work!

'add-it': now, you understand why I (can) am looking at purchase of Luccheses ...

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yeah,,, gotta admit it surprised the heck out of me.  to see modern facilities/tools.

 

but nothing like my first dentist visit in China allllll those years ago.  that one was a total trip!  I swear this is true,,,  it was like that movie where that sicko starts torturing that guy by f*cking around with his teeth,, and he would ask him,,, 'Is it safe?' and that dude (Dustin Hoffman if I recall correctly) in the chair was like,,, huh???  is what safe?  that is one weird movie scene !!

anyway,, happened to me too,,, the guy (dentist?) started to work on my tooth with NO anesthia what so ever!!   I was like WTF?,,, stop, stop, I told him.  I gotta have some pain'killer!!  with a begrudged look on his face the dude broke out a syringe looked like it was manufactured in the 1920's,,,  u know one of those big ol' stainless steel jobs!   then the f*cker gives me an injection with No topical !!  I about jumped out of the chair!!  damn,,, that was like being in a friggin' living horror movie !!  Lmfao

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'Marathon Man, 1976' .

That's the only movie I know, which depicts torture on the dentist chair.

'Sicko dentist' was nazi Krout in exile in S. America and Hoffman was the student with the guy from 'Jaws' as his brother, who was 'in touch' with nazi dentist. Q 'Is it safe' was code word for some diamonds smuggling work US secret service was doing together with nazi 'dentist'.

 

BuTT ..., I always feel like torture, when I am in the ya-yi's chair.

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Yeah, dentists were none too happy about that movie - sent their industry into a dive for  while!

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While you can't really say 'sent dental industry in dive ....', 'cause industry is necessary evil.

However, as we can see they promote technology, fashion, tobacco (use to) and what not through 'movie theater', slight dive toward dentistry profession was possible.

I hate/dislike medicine overall, even without movies.

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https://www.yahoo.com/news/bye-bye-fillings-alzheimer-drug-213832463.html

 

hang on to your money, the British are coming to save the day.wink lets hear it for the Lymies.

icnif77:

I read about it, before I opened the thread here.

 

It might happened, but all this research is very fresh. Wonder, if new grown teeth will be any better quality than previous ones? My 'previous' teeth were very, very bad quality.

They should find the pill to change/remodel one's DNA  to grow me a few new ones.

 

There will be side effects, because they always are with every new cure, except  with cannabis. 

'Weed-man is 98% healthier than ...', new  scientific study from NIH (WI--LL) show .... 

 

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one of my front teeth broke off just below the gum line. The dentist in Meishan made a replacement for 200 Rmb ($40Cdn). THe dentist in Edmonton would have charged $200.

The job in China was great.

icnif77:

'My guy' just sent me text: 'Everything is OK about your teeth?' angel

 

I was at the Clinic last Saturday for re-instalment of the upper chew.

This here is something else! When I'm dealing with Clinic and staff , it's like I am in a different country than 'hacking&spitting ....and things' .

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30 minutes when I was getting a filling done in Shenzhen at one of AKJ Dental Clinics in Futian. 

icnif77:

"It rubs the lotion on its skin or it gets the hose again ..."

2-years or so ago ...

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Just swish some hot water. 

icnif77:

I think, somebody hijacked your handle ... or you might   get an amnesia for some reason ...

 

Your voice (Scandinavian accent) changed, too ... 

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no no, isn't it what helps ? 

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