Dental Costs And Coverage Options
Dental care costs can add up quickly if you’re paying for everything out-of-pocket. The average cost of a routine dental exam, teeth cleaning, and X-rays is about $290, depending on where you live. The average price of a root canal is approximately $1,000. Plus, it’s common to need more complicated dental procedures, dentures, crowns, bridges, and implants, as you grow older.
Also, keep in mind there is a difference between restorative dental services, such as dentures and crowns, and cosmetic dental work, such as teeth whitening. Most dental plans will not cover cosmetic services.