How Much Does It Cost to Go to the Dentist?

If your child needs to visit a dentist, you’re likely wondering how much it will cost. It’s an understandable question, but one that doesn’t come with a clear answer.

There are a number of factors that can determine how much a trip to the dentist can cost.

Examining the Cost of a Dental Care Visit

Some of the factors that determine the price of a dental visit include:

  • The type of procedure—Does your child just need a routine checkup, or do they need braces? There is a wide range of dental procedures and a wide range of costs for each. For example, the cost of a simple filling can be as little as $75, while dental implants can cost up to $4,000.
  • Type of dentist—Seeing a general dentist will usually not cost as much as seeing a specialist. There are far fewer specialists, and they have undergone very specific training for the procedures they perform.
  • Location—Visiting a dentist can cost more in some areas of the country than others. Dentists in urban areas may cost more than rural areas, due to rent and other costs. 
  • Insurance—Having private insurance or Medicaid can have a big impact on how much you’ll end up paying for a trip to the dentist. Unfortunately, few dentists accept Medicaid, and those that do often limit the number of Medicaid patients they will see. 

Find Affordable Dental Treatment at Kool Smiles

Dental problems get worse over time if left untreated. A trip to the dentist now can save you from making a more expensive trip in the future.

If you’re concerned about the cost of taking your child to the dentist, check to see if there is a Kool Smiles near you. We have over 120 locations that accept Medicaid, TRICARE, and other state-sponsored insurance plans. We even treat patients with no insurance who wish to pay with cash, credit card, or CareCredit.

At Kool Smiles, we make trips to the dentist easy and affordable. Make an appointment today!



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