How much does dental bonding cost?
This page provides price-range estimates for different types of dental bonding.
Fees for composit resin veneers.
Composite resin labial veneer.1
$500.00 - $800.00
Range: < Small rural city or town. - Largest metropolitan areas. >
1) A "labial veneer" refers to a dental restoration that covers over the entire front surface of an anterior (front) tooth. In the case here, the veneer is created by way of the dentist placing tooth bonding (composite resin restorative). (This type of restoration would provide a similar cosmetic result as placing a porcelain veneer.)
Fees for anterior composite resin fillings (fillings for front teeth).
Tooth bonding (white filling) - Anterior tooth, one surface2
2) The fee estimate ranges shown above are for one and four surface fillings respectively. In general, you can assume that a one-surface filling is used to make relatively minor tooth repairs or cosmetic changes. A four-surface filling quite significant ones. The cost for two and three-surface white fillings would correspondingly lie in-between our cost estimate ranges shown.
Fees for posterior composite resin fillings (fillings for back teeth).
Tooth bonding (white filling) - Posterior tooth, one surface3
Composite resin fillings. - How fees are calculated.
I) The fee charged for a white dental filling will in part depend on whether it's placed in a front or back tooth.
White fillings are classified according to the type of tooth in which they are placed, either front or back.
- Front (anterior) teeth: Incisors, cuspids (canines).
- Back (posterior) teeth: Bicuspids (premolars), molars.
In most cases, a dentist will have a different fee schedule for anterior and posterior fillings.
II) The number of "tooth surfaces" a filling involves also affects its total cost.
A filling's precise cost will be based on how many tooth surfaces (sides of the tooth) it involves.
Only the dentist performing the patient's treatment can determine how many "surfaces" their filling will need to be.
Teeth have five surfaces. They are the:
- 1) Occlusal or Incisal surface - The tooth's chewing surface or biting edge.
- 2) Lingual surface - The side of the tooth that the tongue rests against.
- 3) Labial or facial surface - The side of the tooth in contact with the lips or cheeks.
- 4 & 5) Mesial and distal surfaces - The front/back or left/right sides that face a tooth's neighboring teeth.