Originally Posted by fastnoc
I thought a root canal was about 600 bucks. so 3 should only be 1800
Teeth that have root canals will eventually turn dark grey. So a tooth that has a root canal usually has a crown put on. Crowns are very expensive, about $600 or more depending on the tooth. So she probably factored in a crown for each tooth.
However, as someone who had a root canal on a tooth without getting a crown afterward, I can attest to the fact you do not automatically need to have a crown after a root canal.
I had a root canal on on of my upper front teeth back in the early 1980's. Over the years it turned a darker grey colour and I was subconscious about it and finally got a crown for it years later when I had a dental plan again.
So if you are only concerned about saving the tooth, and don't care if it turns a greyish colour over time, just get the root canals now and worry about crowns for the teeth at some future date.