The Four Most Expensive Dental Procedures

A great smile is often the first thing people notice about you.  And that makes some people self-conscious, especially if you are one of the tens of thousands of people who do not have perfect teeth.  That is also why dental procedures are among the most common types of Oracare Centre Dentaire surgeries performed today. In fact, dental expenditures doubled to $111 billion, in the United States, between 1998 and 2012, according to the American Dental Association.

That could explain why dental insurance is so important. If you don’t have it, you could be paying out of pocket for these: the most expensive dental procedures.

PROCEDURE #1:  Comprehensive Orthodontic Treatment

At a minimum of $4,750, the comprehensive orthodontic treatment is easily the priciest procedure you could pay for when it comes to your teeth. Of course, that pretty penny is probably worth it when you consider that this procedure is all-encompassing:  fixing gaps in your teeth and straightening them, overall. This is more than a “cosmetic” procedure, though: while it does give your smile a more uniform appearance, misaligned teeth (and the jaw), can negatively impact your overall health, too.

PROCEDURE #2:  Implants

You might need a dental implant if you chip or tooth or lose a tooth and it cannot be reattached surgically.  Implants are pretty routine and very simple, involving supports, anchors, and a prosthetic “crown” which can cost between $600 and $1200 USD.  It is kind of like repairing a broken bone, in a way.

PROCEDURE #3:  Single Restoration/ Crown

Try as you might, anyone can get a cavity.  This is when part of your tooth rots or becomes infected, resulting in a hole—or “cavity”—in your tooth.  If your dentist finds this they will suggest that you seal or fill it as soon as possible to prevent the issue from spreading any further. That could mean the removal of one or more teeth. Fortunately, seals and fillings are very simple and easy, but can cost as little as $300 or as much as $1100.

PROCEDURE #4:  Root Canal

If you can catch an issue before it gets to the “cavity” stage, endodontic therapy may be in order. Also known as a root canal, this procedure attempts to correct the “root” problem, so to speak. Priced between $650 and $1000, the cost depends upon the size of the tooth, its location in the moth, and several other variables.