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Dental Filling and Cost

Tuesday, Oct. 11th 2016 6:02 AM

Cost of Dental Fillings

The cost of dental fillings depends on a variety of factors, including: The dentist who performs the procedure. There are several important factors you and your dentist must consider before determining how much your dental fillings will cost based upon the Severity of Damage. Fillings cost between $50 and $300 depending where you live, and the filling material (amalgam or composite) used.

Fillings Type of Filling Dental amalgam also known as silver filling is the least expensive type of filling. Tooth-colored composite resin fillings are more pleasing to the eye but are more expensive than dental amalgam fillings. As composite resin fillings are more time consuming they are more expensive than amalgam fillings.

Although costs vary across the country and by dental office, the cost of typical metal filling ranges from approximately $75 to $145 per filling, whereas a composite resin fillings range from $150 to $200 for a single surface white composite filling. Inlays and onlays weaken the tooth structure, but do so to a much lower extent than traditional fillings. Inlays are similar to fillings but the entire work lies within the cusps (bumps) on the chewing surface of the tooth

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