Restorative dentistry refers to a variety of dental procedures used to treat tooth decay and tooth fractures. It also includes treatments to preserve natural teeth or to replace missing teeth with artificial teeth. The cost of restorative dentistry varies widely. A single filling may cost less than $300, while dental implants can each cost more than $1,500. When you visit your dentist, before they proceed with any procedures, you will be given an estimate of the cost of treatment. Some restorations will be covered by insurance, while you may need to use an HSA or pay out-of-pocket for other restorations. Financing options through third parties may also be available to help you finance restorative dentistry in Nassau County.
Composite dental fillings are the best treatment for minor tooth decay (cavities). Made of composite material, fillings match your teeth and cover the hole in the tooth where the decay was removed. Composite fillings can be completed in a single office visit. The treatment is painless and affordable. Dental fillings typically cost between $100-$300 per filling. Fillings are very commonly covered by dental insurance.
Inlays and onlays can be thought of as partial crowns. They do not completely fit over your tooth. Instead, they cover the top surface of your tooth. An inlay is a restoration that is bonded to the center of the tooth. An onlay covers the points on the top of the tooth. They are used to treat tooth decay that is more extensive than a filling can fix. Inlays and onlays are incredibly durable, lasting 20+ years with excellent oral hygiene habits. Both range in cost from $400- $1500. Dental insurance frequently covers some or all of the cost of dental inlays and onlays.
Dental crowns completely cover a damaged tooth but prevent the tooth from being extracted. Dental crowns look and function like natural teeth. There are a variety of material options available including ceramic, porcelain, gold alloys, and metal-based alloys. The cost of a dental crown will depend in large part on the type of material you use. Metal-based alloys are the least expensive, followed by ceramic. Expect to pay between $600-$2,000 for a dental crown. It is common for insurance to cover 50% of the cost of a medically necessary dental crown.
Dental bridges use artificial teeth to bridge gaps between the adjacent teeth or implants. A bridge between two natural teeth will be the least expensive and may cost between $600-$1600. Dental bridges that require implant support typically cost more than $5,000. Dental bridges may be partly covered by dental insurance.
Dental implants can be very expensive restorative dentistry treatments. A single implant is often more than $1,500. Most insurance companies do not cover dental implants unless they are required due to an accident, injury, or trauma. If you require a full arch of teeth using four implants, you can expect to pay upwards of $15,000.
Learn More About Restorative Dentistry in Nassau County
If you need restorations to resolve pain, or to improve the look and function of your mouth, Barkoff Dental is here to help. Our team of experienced dentists provides complete restorative dentistry treatments at our state-of-the-art facility in Syosset, NY. Contact us to schedule a consultation by calling 516-921-1133. You may also request an appointment online.