To find out the average dental fees in an area, a cost estimator tool such as the FAIR Health consumer cost look up can be used. FAIR Health bases its averages off a database of healthcare claims to provide independent data, notes the organization's website. To see the average costs in their area, patients input the location of their procedure, whether or not they have health insurance and the procedure.
Consumers who have health insurance can use a cost look up tool from their insurance provider for a more accurate estimate of their dental costs. For example, Delta Dental insurance offers customers a tool to estimate the cost of a procedure that takes into account the policy's coverage levels and whether the customer has met his deductible, notes the insurer's website.