I have five silver fillings that my previous dentist placed. I’ve had them for 10-15 years but did not get them all at once. I recently relocated to NC and am looking for a new dentist. I want someone to remove the silver fillings and replace them with composite safely. I found five dental offices online and will call them about safe amalgam removal. How much should I expect to pay to remove and replace the fillings? Thank you. Alyson
Thank you for contacting Delaune Dental in Metairie, Louisiana, about silver fillings removal.
How Much Does Silver Fillings Removal Cost?
The cost of a silver (amalgam) fillings removal and replacement with white fillings depends on several factors, including:
- The condition of your tooth
- The location of the affected tooth
- The filling size
- Dental fees where you live in the U.S.
- The dentist’s process for removal and replacement
Silver Filling Removal Cost
Dentists vary in their process and cost for removing amalgam fillings. You can expect fees of $500 to $1,000 or more, depending on whether a dentist practices safe amalgam removal. When you call dental offices for pricing, ask how the dentist removes amalgam fillings, which affects the fees.
What Is the Cost of a Composite Filling?
A composite, tooth-colored filling can cost $300 or more. But the cost depends on the condition of the tooth and filling size. Some fillings are so large that a cosmetic dentist may recommend a porcelain overlay, a custom ceramic restoration that covers one or more biting surfaces of a tooth.
What Is the Cost of Safe Amalgam Removal?
Some dentists who practice safe amalgam removal and replacement with white fillings charge $900 to $2,000 or more per tooth, depending on the tooth’s condition. When you ask questions about a dentist’s fees, specify which teeth are affected and whether the dentist practices safe amalgam removal.
After an exam and x-rays, a dentist can give you a more accurate estimate for replacing your silver fillings. If you have dental insurance, you can send a treatment estimate to the insurance company to project your out-of-pocket costs.
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