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1880 Willow Park Way
Monument, CO 80132
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Putting Dentistry Costs in Perspective

I was recently in the office of Dr. Tom Hughes here in Monument because a gold crown on a lower molar came off while I was eating.  He informed me that I had worn a hole in the chewing surface and the margins were showing early signs of decay.  It simply had “outlived its usefulness”.  When he told me the cost of replacement, I initially had “sticker shock”. 

Dr. Hughes has been in practice for more than 30 years and has a sense of humor.  He placed a zip-lock bag full of old retired dentures and partial dentures in my lap and said, “It’s a lot better than the alternative”.   I immediately had a new perspective and suddenly felt privileged to be in his office and in an era of advanced dental care.   After a few moments of reflection, I remembered that the crown was placed more than 30 years ago… (I distinctly remember because I was teaching high school in Oklahoma when I fractured the tooth and had the gold crown placed).  It was difficult for me to complain about the longevity of service because I couldn’t think of anything or any service that I had purchased more than 30 years ago, used every day, and still had in my life.

I subsequently made an appointment to have the crown replaced.  I was pleasantly surprised and impressed with the organization and efficiency of his office and staff.  The anesthetic was delivered without discomfort; the procedure was effortless and complete in thirty minutes.  Two weeks later I returned for the cementation of my new “tooth- colored” crown.  It fits, it’s comfortable and ready for decades of service.

Thanks to advanced dental care, I will never lose my teeth or my smile.  I’m convinced that modern dentistry is not expensive; it’s a bargain!

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Thomas E. Hughes, DDS
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Monument, CO  80132

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All dental treatments on this website were performed by Dr. Thomas Hughes.

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