Dental x-rays are a necessary part of going to the dentist. However, the amount of x-rays you need depends on the condition of your mouth and teeth and how often you change dental offices. Some people need to get x-rays every six months, whereas others only need them every couple of years. Whichever category you fall into, it’s important to understand how much dental x-rays cost without dental insurance, why dentists recommend them and the different types of dental x-rays your dentist might use.
Dental x-rays can cost anywhere from $30 to $200 depending on the type and number of x-rays you need. If you have no insurance, here are some average prices you might pay vs. using 1Dental’s Care 500 plan:
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Dental x-rays are helpful for dentists for a number of reasons. Without x-rays, dentists would not be able to find and treat dental problems thoroughly and effectively. Dental x-rays show dentists:
There are two types of dental x-rays: intraoral x-rays and extraoral x-rays.
With a procedure that happens so often at the dentist, your savings can also add up with an insurance alternative like a dental savings plan. Plans like the Careington Care 500 plan or the Dental Access Plan (powered by the Aetna Dental Access network) can often cut your x-ray bills in half (or more).
As you can see, there are many types of dental x-rays and reasons to have them done. The prices vary from one to the other so understanding all you can about each type is helpful as you go in to have your own dental x-rays done. Stay ahead of the curve by realizing how much you can save on dental x-rays simply by choosing a dental insurance alternative like our dental savings plans. You’ll be able to keep more money in your pocket and get the needed dental x-rays that you need at the dentist.
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