The topic's a bit misleading, in that, my question is more about costs and covers a great deal of "topics"
I'm living in Korea atm, in need to treatment, and deciding between two clinics-
After radiological and photographical imaging, one quoted roughly $1500-1600 worth of work, encompassing 2 inlays (fillings, I assume), one implant, 2 crowns (pushing gold; $350-400 per crown), 3 scalings (smoker here), and 2 upper wisdom teeth extractions.
The other clinic, with only radiological imaging, didn't supply me with a full quote (didn't think to ask that day, arg), saying I needed 1 wisdom tooth extraction (the other, since impacted but attached or blocked by bone, would require breaking what I assume would be zygomatic bone), 2 crowns ($400-500 per crown (porcelain v. gold)+$100 so already $1000), mentioned possible work with inlays (fillings I assume), and mentioned no implants. This clinic also mentioned possible diseased regions up above the gum line which the first clinic didn't mention. This clinic also mentioned nothing about scaling nor implant
While I'd like to save some cash, I'd rather spend the money if it'll save me in the long run. Rather, from this description, which clinic would you trust?
Additionally, which material for a crown would you personally do (gold v. porcelain+metal) ?
The major work's for 6-7 if it helps (crowns are for the upper 6s; at least there'd be symmetry)
Thanks in advance sooo much. I know I've needed this for a while, but cost has been prohibitive until now.