Dental
Your Guide to Dental Costs 

** This table is to be used as a general guideline to illustrate the approximate cost of dental procedures. Costs will vary by region. Be an informed consumer and know what your dentist charges and what your insurance company will pay BEFORE you spend a lot of money on dental work!

General Dental Procedures 2008 HIAA
National Average
Periodic oral examination $30
Limited oral evaluation - problem focused $48
Comprehensive oral evaluation $48
Intraoral - complete series (including bitewings) $95
Intraoral - periapical - first film $18
Intraoral - periapical - each additional film $16
Intraoral - occlusal film $24
Extraoral - single film $30
Extraoral - each additional film $26
Bitewing - single film $17
Bitewing - two films $28
Bitewing - four films $42
Panoramic film $76
Pulp vitality tests $32
Diagnostic casts $70
Preventative Dental Care National Average
Prophylaxis - adult $64
Prophylaxis - child $44
Topical application of fluoride (prophylaxis not included) -child $24
Sealant - per tooth $36
Space maintainer-fixed- unilateral $223
Space maintainer-fixed- bilateral $366
Space maintainer - removable - unilateral $353
Restorative Dental Care National Average
Amalgam - one surface, primary $72
Amalgam - two surfaces, primary $91
Amalgam - three surfaces, primary $109
Amalgam - one surface, permanent $83
Amalgam - two surfaces, permanent $103
Amalgam - three surfaces, permanent $126
Resin - one surface, anterior $101
Resin - two surfaces, anterior $127
Resin - three surfaces, anterior $152
Resin - one surface, posterior - primary $90
Resin - two surfaces, posterior - primary $113
Resin - three surfaces, posterior - primary $131
Resin - one surface, posterior - permanent $109
Resin - two surfaces, posterior - permanent $146
Resin - three surfaces, posterior - permanent $179
Crown - resin (laboratory) $328
Crown - porcelain fused to high noble metal $821
Crown - porcelain fused to predominantly base metal $703
Crown - porcelain fused to noble metal $754
Crown - full cast high noble metal $776
Crown - 3/4 cast metal $830
Recement crown $64
Prefabricated stainless steel crown - primary tooth $175
Prefabricated stainless steel crown - permanent tooth $188
Sedative filling $66
Pin retention - per tooth, in addition to restoration $31
Cast post and core in addition to crown $277
Prefabricated post and core in addition to crown $228
Temporary crown (fractured tooth) $156
Endodontics National Average
Pulp cap - direct (excluding final restoration) $38
Pulp cap - indirect (excluding final restoration) $33
Therapeutic pulpotomy (excluding final restoration) $91
Anterior (excluding final restoration) $417
Bicuspid (excluding final restoration) $498
Molar (excluding final restoration) $648
Periodontics National Average
Gingivectomy - per quadrant $343
Gingivectomy - per tooth $110
Mucogingival surgery - per quad $482
Osseous surgery (including flap entry and closure) - per quadrant $826
Periodontal scaling and root planing - per quadrant $167
Periodontal maintenance procedures (following active therapy) $102
Dentures - Removable National Average
Complete denture - maxillary $899
Complete denture - mandibular $862
Immediate denture - maxillary $968
Immediate denture - mandibular $937
Maxillary partial denture - resin base (including any conventional clasps, rests, and teeth) $617
Mandibular partial denture - resin base (including any conventional clasps, rests, and teeth) $695
Maxillary partial denture - cast metal framework with resin denture bases (including any conventional clasps, rests, and teeth) $1,021
Mandibular partial denture - cast metal framework with resin denture bases (including any conventional clasps, rests, and teeth) $1,015
Adjust complete denture - maxillary $50
Adjust complete denture - mandibular $48
Adjust partial denture - maxillary $53
Adjust partial denture - mandibular $50
Oral Surgery National Average
Single tooth $94
Each additional tooth $85
Root removal - exposed roots $120
Surgical removal of erupted tooth requiring elevation of flap and removal of bone/or section of tooth $179
Removal of impacted tooth - soft tissue $218
Removal of impacted tooth - partially bony $284
Removal of impacted tooth - completely bony $331
Surgical removal of residual tooth roots (cutting procedure) $185
Surgical exposure of unerupted tooth with ortho attachments $397
Alveoplasty in conjunction with extractions - per quadrant $156
Orthodontics National Average
Comprehensive orthodontic treatment - adolescents $4,200
Comprehensive orthodontic treatment - adults $4,200
Consultation $0
Diagnostic workup $0

** This table is to be used as a general guideline to illustrate the approximate cost of dental procedures.  Costs will vary by region.  Be an informed consumer and know what your dentist charges and what your insurance company will pay BEFORE you spend a lot of money on dental work!