How Much Does a Cavity Filling Cost?
Learn about cavity filling costs before your visit to the dentist.
If a tooth shows signs of decay, your dentist may need to fill the cavity. Cavity fillings costs may depend on the type of filling material, insurance coverage, and other factors.
What is the average cost of a cavity filling?
The average cavity filling cost starts at $160.1 Typical cavity filling costs depend on the filling material as well as tooth location and type. Two of the most common and lowest cost materials for tooth fillings are amalgam and composite resin.
Amalgam is the is the easiest and least expensive type of cavity filling. It is a mixture of mercury, silver, and tin or other metals. The average cost for one tooth filling with amalgam is roughly $160.1
Composite Resin Filling
Composite resin may be more expensive than amalgam but less expensive than other materials like gold. A resin filling is the same color as your teeth. The average cost for one tooth filling with composite resin is roughly $191.1
How much does a cavity filling cost with insurance?
The cost of a cavity filling with insurance often depends on dental plan details such as
Need dental coverage?Cigna Healthcare offers a variety of affordable dental plans, from basic plans that cover preventive care to plans that help cover major dental care.
How much does a filling cost without insurance?
Without dental insurance, you may pay the entire cavity filling cost out of pocket. Other payment options like a
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1 American Dental Association, Health Policy Institute, 2022 Survey of Dental Fees, 2022, accessed August 3, 2023
This information is for educational purposes only and is not medical advice. Always consult with your dentist for appropriate examinations, treatment, testing, and care recommendations.
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