How much does a root canal cost? What’s the cost of a dental crown? Do I need dentures, and how much do dentures cost? Or will the cost of dental implants be an affordable option? These are very common questions that we hear from our patients. And we understand – whether or not you have dental insurance – dental procedures can be an unexpected expense.
During a thorough examination, our dentist or denturist assesses your condition, and what options would be the best for your optimal oral health. Next, our team works with you to review all of these options, including how much each dental procedure costs, so you can make the best informed decision.
If you have dental benefits, we assist you by electronically filing your insurance paperwork to determine the coverage available.
But remember: Every patient’s condition is unique. We provide customized options for your best oral health, and every treatment plan is patient-specific. Contact us with any questions you might have.
A root canal may be necessary when the nerve of a tooth (or the soft pulp at the core of a tooth) becomes infected. By performing this endodontic procedure, the soft, infected pulp is removed, saving your natural tooth.
Once the root canal is performed, a permanent filling or crown may be needed to restore the tooth to its original look and feel.
The cost of a root canal varies, depending on how many roots a tooth has, the placement of the tooth, and if there are any complicating factors to the procedure. If a crown is required, it is placed after the tooth and surrounding gums have healed from the root canal and is a separate cost. Once we assess your condition and requirements, we provide you with pricing specific to your dental treatment plan, and discuss all available options with you.
For dentures or denture implants (Snap-On teeth), we perform all of the dental procedures in our office, including making and fitting your dentures. With no outside referrals required, you’ll receive pricing for the entire denture treatment plan.
The cost of dentures depends on the type of dentures you choose. For example, the cost of denture implants depends on the number of dental implants you need. Traditional dentures are the most cost effective option, with Snap-On teeth being more costly but more closely resemble your natural teeth.
Schedule a consultation with our dentist and denturist to see what options are best for you.
To keep your teeth clean and free of harmful bacteria, you should schedule regular dental cleaning visits (the dentist will recommend a checkup schedule). During these visits, the dental hygienist and dentist also assess the health of your teeth, looking for cavities, weak spots, chips or fractures, or any other dark spots that may indicate tooth decay, as well as oral cancer.
Most insurance plans partially or fully cover the cost of one or more dental cleanings a year. We work with you to get the most out of your dental benefits. If you don’t have dental insurance, don’t worry; the cost of a dental cleaning is quite reasonable. To learn more about dental cleanings and what happens during each dental exam, give us a call.
Wisdom teeth are your third set of molars, and they commonly appear when you are 17-24 years old. If they grow in and are positioned properly, they may not need to be extracted. However, if one or more of your wisdom teeth is growing in offside, crowding existing teeth, or if a wisdom tooth is impacted (it is hindered by adjacent teeth and cannot fully break through your gums), then it may need extraction. Impacted wisdom teeth can cause inflammation, infection, and may damage adjacent teeth.
The cost of removing your wisdom teeth is dependent upon many factors, including:
If you think your or your child’s wisdom teeth are coming in, or if wisdom teeth have already made their appearance and are causing pain and discomfort, give us a call to schedule a consultation. If necessary, we’ll take dental x-rays to determine wisdom tooth placement, make an assessment, and offer a treatment plan.