Unlike metal fillings, which are silver or gold in color, composite fillings match the color of the teeth. Composite fillings are more costly than metal (or amalgam) fillings, but the difference may be less than you expect.
The cost of composite dental fillings varies, but you can expect to pay around $135 to $240 per tooth. The cost is just a little higher ($30 to $40) than amalgam fillings.
A composite filling is a type of dental filling that is made of a plastic and ceramic resin. Its primary benefit lies in its color. Amalgam and gold fillings are easy to see, while composite fillings are undetectable in everyday situations.
Fillings are costly, but that doesn’t mean that they can’t be affordable. Many major insurance providers will pay the full cost of amalgam fillings. If you opt for composite fillings, you’ll likely just pay the difference (which, again, is about $30 to $40 per tooth).
Kool Smiles Kids Club’s partner dentists accept most types of private insurance. They also accept Medicaid, CHIP (formerly SCHIP), and TRICARE.
The average costs outlined above, of course, are just estimates. For a more precise price, schedule an appointment with a Kool Smiles Kids Club partner dentist. The dentist will assess the situation and let you know how much each type of filling will cost.