2010 Dental Fee Calculator-Estimator


What Will It Cost To Have My Dental Work Done?

Dental procedure fees, costs, rates and charges vary greatly from city to city. This calculator allows you to estimate what your dental charges should be, based on the average of what dentists in your area are charging.
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CATEGORY DESCRIPTIONS FEES METRO AREA STATE
DIAGNOSTIC D0120 Periodic oral evaluation $33 National Sample NA
DIAGNOSTIC D0150 Comprehensive oral evaluation $53 National Sample NA
DIAGNOSTIC D0274 X-Ray: Bitewings-4 films $49 National Sample NA
PREVENTIVE D1110 Prophylaxis-adult $58 National Sample NA
RESTORATIVE D2140 Amalgam filling-1 surface, primary or permanent $88 National Sample NA
RESTORATIVE D2330 Resin-based filling composite 1 surface, anterior $108 National Sample NA
RESTORATIVE D2750 Crown-porcelain fused to high noble metal $760 National Sample NA
ENDODONTICS D3330 Molar (excluding final restoration) $780 National Sample NA
PERIODONTICS D4341 Periodontal scaling and root planing, 4 or more teeth, per quad. $181 National Sample NA
PROSTHODONTICS D5110 Complete denture-maxillary $850 National Sample NA


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The database used here carries over 55,000 records covering over 200 dental procedures from the top metros in the US. Dental fee data is from surveys done among dentists and then supplemented from other sources like insurance data. It is then further checked and adjusted via the consumer products index (CPI) and other similar economic reporting sources.

Most dentists provide a treatment (or will if asked) for any major procedure. All of them have various fee schedules (which can vary depending upon a particular insurance or discount plan, or if you are paying directly with none of these options), either of which will give you an idea of what their pricing is. Although most practices are reluctant to quote prices, over the phone for a general term (For instance, asking, "How much does a crown cost?"), if you give them the exact procedure code and listed in the table below and then either give them your insurance or discount plan, or (if you have none) ask for their standard or "full" fee. This may be a more accurate and convenient way of comparing fees.