If you’ve ever had a cavity, you’ve probably had a tooth filling. Paying for dental fillings, especially if you need multiple ones, can be tough, particularly if you have no dental insurance. However, it is possible. Below is some information on how much tooth fillings cost without insurance, what types of fillings you might get to fill a cavity and a cost breakdown for how much these same fillings cost using an affordable dental insurance alternative like a discount dental plan.
A tooth filling can cost anywhere from $150 to $530 without insurance. It depends on the type of filling you need. Below is a list of different types of fillings and the average prices for each.
|Average Cost of Dental Fillings|
|Type of Filling||Cost Without Insurance|
|Amalgam - One Surface, Primary or Permanent||$211|
|Amalgam - Two Surfaces, Primary or Permanent||$266|
|Amalgam - Three Surfaces, Primary or Permanent||$324|
|Amalgam - Four or More Surfaces, Primary or Permanent||$383|
|Resin-Based Composite - One Surface, Anterior||$241|
|Resin-Based Composite - Two Surfaces, Anterior||$292|
|Resin-Based Composite - Three Surfaces, Anterior||$358|
|Resin-Based Composite - Four or More Surfaces, Anterior||$447|
|Resin-Based Composite - One Surface, Posterior||$265|
|Resin-Based Composite - Two Surfaces, Posterior||$334|
|Resin-Based Composite - Three Surfaces, Posterior||$413|
|Resin-Based Composite - Four or More Surfaces, Posterior||$484|
Your dentist may recommend a filling for several reasons.
Many dentists will have fillings they prefer to use on their patients’ teeth, but there are many options to choose from. Here are the five types of fillings available for you, with a detailed explanation of some of their pros and cons:
Paying for fillings can seem like an overwhelming feat after looking at the prices listed above, but it is possible. Consider a dental insurance alternative like the Careington Care 500 Plan or Dental Plan (powered by the Aetna Dental Access network).
These are nationwide plans that can help those without insurance save a significant amount of money at the dentist. After seeing the prices listed above for what typical fillings would cost at the dentist for someone with no dental insurance, see the prices below for people who live in California, New York and Texas who have a discount dental plan:
Note: The prices listed above reflect what you can expect to pay at a general dentist that accepts our Careington Care 500 plan, not at a specialist. Specialists in our Careington Care 500 network have agreed to a flat 20% off their prices, which may vary depending on the specialist you see. Add the Dental Access Plan to get 15-50% off at general dentists and specialists, which we recommend when seeing a specialist.
Talk to your dentist about which filling is best for you and how much that filling will cost. Some dentists are willing to work out payment plans for you. Also, consider purchasing one of our discount dental plans. They’ll help cut the cost for you so you can improve your oral health.
"I saved roughly $150 when I went in to get a filling replaced."
- Kollin J.
"...the very next day! I saved on my cleaning, X-rays, oral surgery extraction, a filling and my bridge."
- Nova C, KY
"...the $540 cost for replacing 2 fillings became $208 when I checked out."
- Jim R, GA