Cost Of Filling A Tooth

Posted on July 21st, 2013 by admin

If you are due for a filling it is most likely that your dentist found a hole or missing structure in your tooth.  We recommend all fillings to be in the white tooth color for appearance of the actual tooth and to hide the filling.

The average price of a tooth filling ranges from $100 to $250.  This is without insurance and in most cases fillings are covered by dental insurance carriers.  The price of getting tooth filled ranges from dentist to dentist, so you may want to shop around if you are without dental insurance.

A dental restoration or dental filling is a dental restorative material used artificially to restore the function, integrity and morphology of missing tooth structure. The structural loss typically results from caries or external trauma. It is also lost intentionally during tooth preparation to improve the aesthetics or the physical integrity of the intended restorative material. Dental restoration also refers to the replacement of missing tooth structure by restoring dental implants.

Dental restorations may be fabricated out of a variety of materials, Common direct restorative materials include dental amalgam, glass ionomer cement and composite resins. Common indirect restorative materials include acrylic, porcelain, zirconia, gold and other metals.

Source: Wikipedia

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