What Are the Typical Dentist Fees for a Filling?

As of 2015, the average cost for getting a cavity filled at the dentist is about $170 for a front tooth filling and $183 for a molar filling, according to NerdWallet. However, these averages are based on national costs, so local prices for fillings will vary.

Dental filling costs can range from a low of around $30 to almost $600, notes Nerdwallet. However, the high prices are usually in costly urban areas, such as New York City. Even in these locations there are ways for patients to get affordable fillings.

Dental school clinics where students perform procedures under the watchful eyes of their teachers give patients discounted rates, states the New York Times. Patients may also seek out discount dental networks, which give patients discounted rates on their fillings.