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Cost of Teeth Cleaning - Consumer Information

The main goal of professional teeth cleaning is to prevent gum disease, which is the primary cause of tooth loss in adults over age 40.

Typical costs:

A standard teeth cleaning by a dental hygienist can cost $75-$200, depending on the dentist's office and local rates. CostHelper readers report paying $80-$175, or an average cost of $127 for just a routine cleaning.

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Date: 2018-03-15 09:59:14

Cost of Dental Work - Consumer Information - CostHelper

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An office visit can cost $50 -$350 or more, depending on what's included. A standard teeth cleaning can cost $70 -$200; dental X-rays can cost $20-$250 or more; and an exam by a dentist can be $50-$150 or more. Some or all of these costs may be covered by dental insurance.

Filling a cavity can cost $50-$300 or more for a silver amalgam filling, and $90-$450 or more...

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Date: 2018-03-15 09:59:12

Cost of Teeth Whitening - Consumer Information

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There are three common options for whitening teeth: strips, gels or trays that you can buy at a drugstore; take-home customized whitening trays from dentists; and in-office whitening treatment by dentists. All three use peroxide to bleach the teeth, but they vary the concentration and type of peroxide, as well as the application methods and amount of time needed.

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Date: 2018-03-15 09:59:14

Cost of a Dental Crown - Consumer Information

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Also called a cap, a dental crown is a tooth-shaped outer shell that is cemented onto a single tooth. Crowns are typically used to restore the shape, size and/or appearance of a misshapen, discolored or broken tooth; to strengthen a weak tooth; or to cover root canals, implants or the teeth that anchor either end of a dental bridge . Crowns can be made from porcelain (a dental...

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Date: 2018-03-15 09:59:12

Cost of Dental Implants - Consumer Information

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A dental implant functions as an artificial root to anchor a replacement tooth or teeth. A small titanium post is surgically implanted in the jawbone, and as part of the healing process it bonds with the bone. A metal abutment is connected to the implant, and then a crown, bridge or denture is attached to the abutment. The work is typically done in stages, often with separate...

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Date: 2018-03-15 09:59:12

Cost of Wisdom Teeth Removal - Consumer Information

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Also called third molars, wisdom teeth are the third and last set of teeth to appear in a person's mouth, usually between ages 17 and 25. There are typically four wisdom teeth, two on top and two on the bottom. Teeth that come in at an angle or fail to erupt through the gums are called impacted, and may need to be extracted. Many dentists do relatively straightforward extractions...

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Date: 2018-03-15 09:59:14

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Cost of a Dental Bone Graft - Consumer Information

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Bone needs stimulation to remain healthy. When a tooth is missing, the supporting "bridge" bone that once surrounded the tooth will deteriorate as it is slowly absorbed by the body. Because dental implants fuse to bone they must have sufficient bone to hold them in place. A bone graft (also called regenerative surgery) may be needed to reinforce the jawbone before implant...

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Date: 2018-03-15 09:59:15

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Cost of a Cavity Filling - Consumer Information

Teeth are prone to decay known as cavities. A filling is typically a two-part process (usually done in one office visit) in which the dentist removes the decay then fills the remaining tooth with a protective material. Dentists' fees are based on the type of filling material used and the number of surfaces needing a filling in a single tooth.

Typical costs:

A silver amalgam (metal) filling on one...

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Date: 2018-03-15 09:59:12

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Cost of Sedation Dentistry - Consumer Information

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Sedation dentistry uses medication to relax patients who are anxious about or fearful of dental work. Because the patient is typically not aware of the passage of time, sedation may eliminate the need for multiple appointments.

Typical costs:

Inhalation sedation -- usually using nitrous oxide[ 1 ] , known as laughing gas -- produces a light sedation and can cost $25-$100 or more,...

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Date: 2018-03-15 09:59:45

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Cost of Dentures - Consumer Information - CostHelper

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Crafted of resin, porcelain, acrylic and/or metal, dentures are removable plates used when most or all of the teeth are missing. Conventional dentures are held in place by suction and possibly dental adhesive, while implant dentures are supported by dental implants but are still removable.

Typical costs:

If dentures are medically necessary, insurance might pay 15%-50% of the costs...

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Date: 2018-03-15 09:59:13

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