Familiarizing yourself with the average cost of dental care your family needs is a good idea. This is especially important if you don’t have insurance. Fortunately, even without insurance, you can still get affordable dental care you and your family.
Keep reading and learn about the most common dental procedures and the typical cost for each.
The most common dental procedures done in any dental office include scaling and polishing, restorations, extractions, wisdom tooth surgery, jacket crowns, root canal treatment, and orthodontic treatment. The average cost of these procedures, with insurance and without, are detailed below:
Scaling and polishing, or simply cleaning, are often paid by insurance in full. Insurance covers professional cleaning up to twice a year. Without insurance, a cleaning visit costs $127.
Insurance companies typically cover 50%-80% of the cost of composite restorations. Without insurance, a single composite restoration costs at least $200, depending on the extent of decay.
Tooth extractions, including surgical removal of wisdom teeth, can cost about $400 if you have insurance. Without insurance, the cost can range from $250 to $750.
When it comes to crowns, the usual cost of a single unit of porcelain-fused-to-metal crown is about $618 with insurance. Without insurance, the cost can be as much as $1,000.
The cost of root canals depends on the tooth involved and if any other procedures are needed to go with it. With insurance, a root canal of a front tooth can cost approximately $608, while a back tooth may cost about $333. Without insurance, the cost could go up to $1,156 for the front teeth and $957 for the back teeth.
Orthodontic treatment, or simply braces, is among the most expensive dental treatments one may need. The high price is attributed not just to the cost of the appliance that will be installed, but mainly to the monthly appointments required to adjust the appliance. Without insurance, orthodontic treatment with the traditional metal braces costs at least $3,000 while without insurance, the price soars to $5,000.
Medicaid can be quite a great help when it comes to covering dental costs. However, if you don’t have Medicaid, there are other insurance programs you can consider. These include TRICARE and SCHIP, which covers up to 90% of dental treatment costs. If you don’t qualify for these, then there’s always other options like CareCredit, a credit card specifically meant for the payment of healthcare services.
If you have questions regarding any dental treatment and how to pay for it, don’t hesitate to contact your dentist. He or she will help come up with a plan to make payment of dental services easier (and maybe more affordable) for you.
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