Updated January 1, 2020

If you’re looking to fix a broken tooth or teeth, replace a missing or cracked tooth, finally get that root canal or you simply want to figure out why your mouth hurts so bad – you’re going to need a dentist or oral surgeon to help you figure it out.

We’ve broken down the most common dental procedures below by cost to help you figure out exactly how much you should expect to pay.

Dental Exam

Many dentists or dental chains will offer these for free as a lead generation tool.

Cost Range: Free to $150

Teeth Cleaning

Recommended every six months, a deep cleaning of your teeth can help you identify if you’re brushing correctly, to more extensive periodontal therapy or work required for more serious oral health conditions.

Cost Range: $75 to $1,000

Teeth Fillings

Cavities happen, getting that tooth filled can stop pain and can help prevent more serious oral health issues.

Cost Range: $125 to $275

Dental Sealants

A thin sealant applied by a dentist on adults or children designed to help prevent tooth decay.

Cost Range: $20 to $40 per tooth

Root Canal

When tooth decay reaches the tooth’s pulp, it’s time for a root canal.

Cost Range: $600 to $1,000

Tooth Extraction

Damaged or rotten teeth need to be removed. This is often done in coordination with dental implants, but not always.

Cost Range: $125 to $275

Mouth Guards

Do you grind your teeth? It’s more common than you think and many people do it while you’re sleeping. There are more reasons you might need a custom mouth guard, TMJ for example.

Cost Range: $400 to $500

Dental Implants

By far the most expensive option, dental implants are design to replace a missing tooth and or full set of teeth. Dental implants are connected directly to the jaw and have fantastic success rates and will last for years, if not your lifetime. Read more about dental implant costs here.

Cost Range: $1,000 to $3,000 and up.

Dental Veneers

Dental veneers are what they sound like, thin covers for your teeth. They are permanently attached to your existing teeth and give you a mouthful of beautifully white teeth customized to your wildest dreams! Read more about dental veneer costs here.

Cost Range: $250 to $1,500 and up, especially if you’re adding bling 😉

Dental Crowns

Dental crowns are designed to fit over existing teeth facing cracking or damage issues above the gum line. Think veneers, but more of a cap that can reinforce and protect damaged teeth. Read more about dental crown costs here.

Cost Range: $500 to $1,000 and up

Dental Bonding

Dental bonding involves a cosmetic dentist using “dental putty” to fill in cracks and shape damaged teeth. Once hardened, the putty is shaped and polished to your liking. Read more about dental bonding costs here.

Cost Range: $100 to $500 and up

Teeth Whitening

Is that professional teeth whitening tooth paste just not getting the job done? Fear not, there’s an app, I mean dentist for that! Also called bleaching, a cosmetic dentist can make those puppies sparkle. Learn more about teeth whitening costs here.

Cost Range: $500 to $1,000 for full mouth

Gingivectomy

Gingivectomy, The greek or scientific word for gum disease (not really), basically fixes the gaps or space that can occur between your teeth and gums if not treated. Learn more about Gingivectomy costs here.

Cost Range: $200 to $400 per tooth

Gum Countouring

Gum countouring evens out your gum line so it doesn’t look like the rocky mountains. This may also be necessary to fix other issues related to gum disease. Read more about gum countouring costs here.

Cost Range: $50 to $3,000 and up

Gum Grafting

Think of gum grafting like cosmetic surgery for your gums, and is used to treat more advanced cases of gum recession. Read more about gum grafting costs here.

Cost Range: $500 to $1,500 per tooth area.

Dentures

Dentures are removable teeth that can cover partial of whole portions of the mouth. They are considerably less expensive than dental implants for missing teeth and a good alternative. Read more about denture costs here.

Cost Range: $500 to $5,000 and up per arch (top/bottom of mouth).

New advancements in dental technology are leading to more cost savings and efficiencies all the time. Make sure to do your homework on your local dentists with reviews and costs. Remember cheaper isn’t always better when it comes to having dental work done!

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