We are aware that the financial aspect is an important element in the decision to undergo dental treatment, and we pay particular attention when setting our fees.
Example for an all-inclusive implant
(Classic case without bone augmentation).
- Beam cone 1 arcade : 176€.
- Implant placement in the operating room: 1095 €.
- Healing pillar: 80 €.
- Implant stump: 420 €.
- Ceramic crown on implant made on our CAD/CAM chain: 876 € (CPAM reimbursement basis: 107,50 €)
Control X-rays are included in the cost of the implant
What is our pricing policy?
First of all, our ambition is to allow every patient to benefit from a Global Assessment and a Complete Diagnosis, which is why we do not charge extra fees or "non-reimbursable" acts during this consultation. It is therefore covered by the Social Security, as all the practitioners in our office are conventionnés.
Secondly, our ambition is to offer you the very best, at the right price, and under rigorous safety and asepsis conditions. Dentistry is a demanding practice, which requires state-of-the-art technology and equipment. This is why the search for Quality and Safety has a cost.
If we are required to offer you procedures that are not fully reimbursed by the social security system, we will systematically provide you with an estimate beforehand. (see our Quality Charter)
But does this quality cost much more?
It is important to think in the medium and long term.
Let's take an example: when a tooth is affected by a large cavity, there are two solutions. Either to carry out a treatment directly in the mouth (cost 60 €), or to carry out an Inlay (which is a block of composite resin or ceramic glued in the tooth). The cost of the inlay is 9 times higher than the cost of the treatment performed directly in the mouth. Indeed, the realization of the inlay requires taking impressions, the realization of the part on a metal plate, and the fabrication of the inlay. our CAD/CAM chain (Computer Aided Design and Manufacturing), and very advanced bonding techniques...
In the short term, an inlay is much more expensive. It is true, but if the decay was too important for a direct restoration, this care will not be watertight, the tooth has very strong chances to recarry or to break in the 5 years which follow. it will then be necessary to devitalize it, then to crown it, or worse to extract it and replace it by an implant. The latter techniques are much more expensive than the Inlay.
In conclusion: a good treatment will always cost less than a treatment that has to be repeated.
Fees and reimbursements
The fees charged take into account the complexity of the care provided, the time it will take and the technical means used to carry it out.
In all cases, when there are procedures that are not fully covered by social security (AMO) and complementary organisations (AMC), we systematically provide you with an estimate.
How do fee refunds work?
Conventional" or "opposable" procedures:
These are procedures listed in the CCAM (Classification Commune des Actes Médicaux), and are routine dental care: small cavities, root canalization, simple extractions, x-rays, etc.
As all our practitioners are conventionnés, we do not charge extra for this type of procedure.
Social security will therefore reimburse 70% of the conventional rate, 80% for beneficiaries of the supplementary allowance of the special old age fund (F.S.V.) or the solidarity allowance for the elderly (A.S.P.A) and 90% for those affiliated to the Alsace-Lorraine social security system. If you have taken out supplementary insurance (mutuelle), this will supplement the remaining 30%.
These procedures are both opposable and reimbursable
Non-objectionable" procedures, excess fees :
Some procedures listed in the CCAM (Classification Commune des Actes Médicaux), mainly prosthetic procedures (inlays, dental crowns, etc.), use more elaborate technologies or materials, and are said to be free of charge.
These procedures are subject to a direct agreement (systematic estimate).
Social security will therefore reimburse you 70% of the conventional rate (for a dental crown, for example, the conventional rate is €107.50). The excess fee may be covered, in whole or in part, by your complementary health insurance depending on the type of contract you have taken out.
These procedures are not opposable and are reimbursable (sometimes under conditions, for example a bridge is only reimbursed by social security if one of the two pillars cannot be permanently restored other than by a crown).
Some procedures, although included in the CCAM (Classification Commune des Actes Médicaux), and therefore scientifically validated, are not covered by social security. For example, implants, veneers, whitening, etc... Your complementary health insurance may contribute to the costs depending on your contract.