I had never had a root canal nor a cap put on until age 45. Which I was fairly proud of.
My wife thought that we would give Aspen a try, so we did. I went in they did an assessment of my teeth and told me that everything that had been done in my mouth needed to be redone. Wasn't really what I came in for but I took it in stride.They then proceeded to give me a price sheet that would have come to over 9000.00, yep that is correct no extra zero in there. I told them that I could not afford that and that we would have to just focus on the root canal and cap at this time.
They talked me into a periodontal treatment in addition to that as they informed me that it was bad and needed to be taken care of. The process of getting the root canal was long and very painful as expected. I shelled out around 1000.00 for the visit and was told that I would need to come back in three weeks to get the cap. I broke off the temp and came back two three days.
At which time I was informed that that the work done a few days later was not done right and they had to get in and drill again. Long and short of it they do not seem to know what they are doing. When I came back to get the cap they said well that will be about another 1000.00 which I was very puzzled about thinking that with my insurance i had already paid 2500.00 dollar for this and you want another grand to put a piece of tooth in my mouth. I went with it and got it done only to have a conversation with my neighbor a day or two later and find out that they paid less than me without insurance.
They also got a discount for not having insurance.
The difference in the cost for the same service at the same location was the 1500.00 that my insurance paid. So why have insurance I ask or is the real problem companies like this that feel that the insurance money is just free to take because we are foolish enough to think that we are doing the right thing.
Product or Service Mentioned: Aspen Dental Dental Services.
Reason of review: Pricing issue.
Monetary Loss: $1500.
Preferred solution: Let the company propose a solution.
I didn't like: Never got the same dentist, Price gouging.