“How much is a filling?” “How much is an extraction?” These types of questions are very hard to answer over the phone because there are variables that determine the appropriate fee.
For example, how many surfaces of the tooth are involved for the filling? What kind of material is being used? How deep is the decay in the tooth?
We can give ranges for some procedures but a true estimate needs to be done after a comprehensive exam, which usually involves an x-ray of the tooth involved. The x-ray can show the dentist how deep the decay extends, if there is bone loss around the tooth, if there is decay on an adjacent tooth, etc.
Do yourself a favor — get a professional dental exam before any dental treatment is done. Plan your care in the order of importance and find a dentist with “in your mouth” camera technology to show you what your need and why you need it.
Non-Surgical Mouth Reconstruction and Facelift Dentistry, Santa Monica, CA