April 30, 2021

How much does a typical filling cost without insurance?

A typical filling costs $249-$319 without insurance.

How much does a filling typically cost for non-insured patients at Cumming Dental Smiles?

At Cumming Dental Smiles, we offer our non-insured new patients $100 off their white filling. So, our average price ranges from $149-$219.

Are fillings worth the price?

Fillings treat cavities, help to prevent further decay, and are very durable. They can last up to 10-12 years before needing to be replaced. So, fillings are definitely worth the price to save your smile.

What’s the average cost of different types of fillings?

One to two metal (silver amalgam) fillings: $50-$150

One to two tooth-colored resin fillings: $90-$250

One to two for porcelain or cast-gold fillings: $250-$4,500

Does insurance cover fillings?

The type of insurance you have as well as your specific plan will determine if your fillings are covered. Most dental insurance plans cover about 80% of the cost of the fillings.

Are fillings considered basic or major?

Fillings are considered basic restorative care, which also includes root canals.

Why are white fillings so expensive?

White fillings are more expensive as they are more labor intensive to place and have a more natural finish. They also save more of your natural teeth, so the benefits make the cost worth it.

Is a crown more expensive than a filling?

Crowns are more expensive than fillings as there are laboratory fees involved and it’s a more lengthy process. Crowns are approximately $1,199-$1,299 and fillings are approximately $249-$319. When a crown is necessary, 40-50% of the tooth is decayed, which is not enough to fill. Crown placements require two visits, whereas fillings are done in one visit.

What happens if I can’t afford a filling?

At Cumming Dental Smiles, we offer $100 off of fillings  to our non-insured new patients. If you have insurance, most insurance plans will cover 50%-80% of the fillings costs. It is essential to avoid delay in getting your fillings as cavities will get deeper and there’s a chance decay will spread to other teeth.

What factors impact the cost of a filling?

There are multiple factors that can make the price of your filling either cheaper or more expensive. These factors include: placement of the filling, type of dentist, size of the filling, type of the filling, length of procedure, etc.








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