Dental Price and Cost of Dental Work explained

Affordable Dentistry

Are you worried about the dental cost and prices of treatment? Looking for an “affordable dentist near me?” We know that trying to obtain dental cost and prices can be overwhelming. Even moreso, finding affordable dental insurance can be hard. Regardless of whether or not you have insurance, Nebraska Family Dentistry believes you deserve quality dental care. Therefore, we offer affordable dentistry options to all patients.

How to Budget for Dental Care


Don’t be tempted to put off dental care even when faced with an unplanned dental procedure. If you do, the dental cost and prices could end up being much higher as the problem will often get more severe. Most dental insurances only cover preventative care in full, such as dental exams and cleanings, leaving you with out-of-pocket expenses for procedures such as crowns and root canals.

Check out our payment options and find prices for common dental procedures and answers about treatment costs in this article.

Finding a competitive dental cost and prices for your dental procedure can be difficult due to a lack of pricing transparency. At Nebraska Family Dentistry, we’re here to help you find competitive pricing for your dental care along with financing options in addition to preventative measures you can take to keep your oral health in tip-top shape. No insurance, no problem! Nebraska Family Dentistry has you covered.

If you have been searching the internet for “low-cost dental plans” or “dental discount plans near me,” look no further. We’ve got an excellent option for you. This includes great dental cost and prices.

CAQ: What is the best dental plan near me?

Lincoln Dental Plans is a low cost dental discount plan. We can’t claim it’s the best, but we think it’s certainly money well spent. There are no contracts and no obligations. We want you to be satisfied, so we offer a 30-day money back guarantee. If you are not fully satisfied, you can cancel at any time. If you cancel after the first 30 days, your membership refund is prorated.

CAQ: How much does Lincoln Dental Plans cost for one person?

The cost for an individual is $295 per year. What’s included? Two free dental cleanings (twice a year for people free of Periodontal disease), all necessary x-rays, dental emergency visits, and a 30-40% discount on all dental work (excluding orthodontics and dental implants).

CAQ: Do you have dental plans for children?

Lincoln Dental Plans can help you connect with a children’s dentist in the Lincoln, Nebraska area. A children’s dental plan is the same cost as that of an adult and is $295 per year.

CAQ: How much does Lincoln Dental Plans cost for a senior?

The seniors plan is $295 per individual. What’s included? Two free dental cleanings (twice a year for people free of Periodontal disease), all necessary x-rays, dental emergency visits, and a 30-40% discount on all dental (excluding orthodontics and dental implants).

CAQ: How much does Lincoln Dental Plans cost for a family?

Lincoln Dental Plans family price is simply $295 multiplied by the number of family members you wish to cover. For example: if there are three members in your family you wish to have covered under Lincoln Dental Plans, the annual cost would be $885.

CAQ: Can I use dental payment plans with Lincoln Dental Plans?

Yes, Lincoln Dental Plans will connect you with affordable dentists that offer dental payment plans in the Lincoln, Nebraska area.

CAQ: Can I use dental payment plans with Lincoln Dental Plans?

Yes, Lincoln Dental Plans will connect you with affordable dentists that offer dental payment plans in the Lincoln, Nebraska area.

CAQ: Can I use Lincoln Dental Plans to see an emergency dentist?

Yes, Lincoln Dental Plans will help you connect with emergency dentists in the Lincoln, Nebraska area. The best part, your emergency dental visits (excluding treatment) are covered by Lincoln Dental Plans. This means free emergency dental visits for you and your family when you need emergency dental care.

CAQ: Do all dental offices charge the same?

There can be wide variations in pricing for the same dental procedures from different providers. Individual dental practices set dental cost and prices for their offices based on market prices and the insurance plans with which they participate.

Teeth Whitening

Over time, everyone’s teeth shift from a pearly white to varying shades of yellow. Normal wear and tear is unavoidable. Additionally, drinking dark-colored drinks like coffee, smoking, certain medications, genetics, and chemical staining can make professional whitening necessary. Learn more about teeth whitening here.

Almost all staining can be removed through professional whitening (commonly known as teeth bleaching). We offer in-office or at-home teeth whitening options.

  • In-Office Professional Whitening

We offer professional whitening because it is the fastest way to whiten your teeth. Professional whitening is excellent for people with sensitive teeth because we monitor the process, ensuring you get the whitest teeth in the shortest amount of time without increased sensitivity. Once you’ve completed the in office whitening portion of the treatment, we send you home with your custom whitening kit. This allows you to continue professional-level whitening from the comfort of your own home!

CAQ: What is the cost of in-office professional whitening?

On average, dental cost and prices for in-office professional whitening in the Lincoln, NE area is $450. However, at Nebraska Family Dentistry, we often extend special offers to our patients who can get in-office whitening at a discounted price. Be sure to check with us regarding any current specials or promotions!

  • In-Home Whitening

Custom Whitening Trays:

We provide custom whitening trays that adhere perfectly to your teeth for professional-level, at-home teeth whitening. You can choose how many one-hour sessions you want to wear the teeth whitening trays and how often. The trays are made especially for you and only allow the solution to reach your teeth, preventing gum sensitivity. This system is also optimal for patients with sensitive teeth.

CAQ: How much is take-home whitening?

Custom whitening trays (take-home whitening) cost on average around $200. At Nebraska Family Dentistry, however, we often extend special pricing to our patients. Be sure to check with any of our dental professionals for current pricing or special promotions on take-home whitening!

Smile Makeover: Veneers and Dental Crowns

We can correct your teeth without braces. Crooked and misshapen teeth are not only unsightly, but they can lead to cavities, gum disease, and other oral health concerns. Braces can often take months or years to correct your smile, so we offer alternatives to achieve a healthy, beautiful smile. Learn more about instant orthodontics here.

  • Porcelain Veneers


    We bond high-grade porcelain veneers directly to your teeth to cover imperfections. Because veneers are as thin as contact lenses and selected to match your other teeth, they look natural. In addition to the cosmetic improvements, veneers also strengthen your teeth because they add an extra layer. We also offer Lumineers® brand veneers. Learn about the difference between Lumineers® and veneers here.

    CAQ: What is the cost for dental veneers?
    Yes, you can have the smile of your dreams by getting dental veneers from one of the affordable dentists in Lincoln, Nebraska. The average price per dental veneer in the Lincoln, Nebraska area is $1,000.



  • Porcelain Crowns

    A dental crown covers your entire tooth to correct misshapen, crooked, or damaged teeth that need more than a veneer. A porcelain crown will look exactly like your tooth before the damage and will blend flawlessly with the rest of your teeth. A dental crown can strengthen your tooth and prevent it from breaking.

    CAQ: What is the cost of a dental crown in Lincoln, Nebraska?

    On average the dental cost and prices for a dental crown are approximately $700 to $1,000 in Lincoln Nebraska and surrounding areas. Most dental insurances will help to cover the cost of a dental crown.

    Because both of these options are custom corrective solutions, the cost of dental veneers and dental crowns can vary. We can create a plan to align your smile transformation and your budget.

Correcting Teeth Gaps: Simple Solutions


We offer several options to correct gaps and minimize spaces between teeth. We want to help you choose the best solution for your smile. We can create a custom plan together based on how many gaps you have, their severity, and how quickly you would like to transform your smile.

CAQ: What is the cost for fixing gaps in teeth?

Because everyone has a different budget and a different smile goal, the price for correcting gaps and minimizing spaces varies. The best way to find out what your smile solution will cost is to contact us and schedule a consultation with one of our skilled dental professionals.

  • Dental Bonding
    We often use bonding to correct smaller tooth gaps because it’s a quick, simple process where we add a layer of resin material to your tooth and instantly bond it with a special light. As cosmetic dentistry professionals, we know how to create a natural-looking tooth so you can leave our office with a completely new smile.

  • Porcelain Veneers
    We bond high-grade porcelain veneers directly to your teeth to cover imperfections, reshape your teeth and hide gaps. Because we use veneers that are as thin as contact lenses and selected to match your other teeth, they look so natural, no one will ever know you have veneers. We can also use Lumineers brand veneers, if requested.

Again, because both of these options are custom corrective solutions, the dental cost and prices of porcelain veneers and bonding varies. We can create a plan that aligns your smile transformation with your budget.

Replacing Silver Fillings: Improving Tooth Appearance and Health


While old silver fillings, also called amalgam fillings, can last for years, they often develop cracks due to temperature changes in the mouth and the metal expanding and contracting. These cracks allow bacteria to harm the already damaged tooth, causing other costly, potentially painful tooth decay. Many of our patients have elected to replace metal fillings because they prefer white fillings or dental crowns and want to increase the longevity of a dental cap or filling. We believe every tooth is unique and will evaluate each one to determine whether replacement is the best option.

Composite Fillings: A One-Appointment Solution


We complete almost all composite fillings in just one appointment. The process includes thoroughly numbing your tooth, cleaning out any decay, possibly applying a special medication for added protection, then placing and shaping the composite to look like an improved version of your original tooth to fit your current bite. Learn more about replacing amalgam fillings here.

CAQ: What is the cost for a white dental filling?

The cost for a white dental filling varies. Depending upon the severity of the cavity needing to be filled, the cost can range from $150-$400. If you are in need of a filling our team at Nebraska Family Dentistry will give you a cost estimate, so you’ll know exactly what to expect.

Porcelain Crown: New Tooth

We recommend porcelain dental crowns for teeth that are too damaged to be repaired with a filling. A dental crown covers your entire tooth and can correct misshapen, crooked, or damaged teeth that need more than a thin veneer. This porcelain crown will look exactly like your tooth before the damage occurred and will blend flawlessly with the rest of your teeth.

We complete your dental crown in two steps. We’ll take impressions to create a custom porcelain crown at an offsite dental laboratory during the first appointment. Meanwhile, we make a temporary crown in-house during this appointment and apply that while we wait for your permanent crown to arrive in approximately two weeks. Your temporary crown is removed at your second appointment, and the permanent crown will be placed. The doctor will make sure it fits your current bite, after which it will be permanently cemented in place.

Recontouring: 30-Minute Solution for Uneven or Long front teeth

Every tooth is unique, so most people have slightly uneven teeth. Fortunately, cosmetic dentistry techniques have come a long way in the past decade, and we’re fortunate to have cosmetic dentist, Dr. Kathryn Alderman as part of our team. She brings years of recontouring and reshaping experience.

Reshaping a tooth to match others or making small adjustments on several teeth can dramatically transform your smile. Recontouring can smooth teeth, restructure to eliminate overlaps, and remove chips. Because only small, precisely chosen enamel amounts are removed to change the length, shape, or surface of a tooth. The recontouring process can be completed in one appointment and requires no recovery time.

Replacing a Missing Tooth

Missing teeth can hurt your confidence and affect your health. If you’re chewing only on one side, you’re overcompensating for the missing tooth and putting a lot of pressure on healthy teeth. A missing tooth can cause other teeth to shift, further damaging your smile and compromising your bite. Fortunately, we offer several missing tooth solutions and can help you choose the best replacement option.

  • Tooth Implants

A dental implant, or tooth implant, is the best option when replacing a tooth. A titanium screw is placed beneath your gum and fuses to the bone in your jaw in the area of the missing tooth, essentially taking the place of your missing tooth’s root. Once the implant has had time to heal, a crown is placed on top of the dental implant. This crown will look, feel and act just like your original tooth, allowing you to chew and smile with confidence.


Implants are a lifetime solution; consequently, dental implant problems are almost nonexistent. Nearly everyone is a good candidate. Because several factors affect implant preparation, dental implant cost varies. We would love to discuss this option and see if dental implants are the best solution for you.

Tooth Bridges: Fixed Bridge or Implant-Supported Bridge

  • Fixed Tooth Bridge

If you have one or more missing teeth, a fixed tooth bridge may be a good option for you to regain a healthy, functional smile. A fixed bridge is cemented into place with the support of teeth on either side of the space supporting a pontic (false) tooth in the middle. Thus, replacing the space, hence the term dental bridge. We match your surrounding teeths’ shape and color to provide a bridge that looks and functions like your original teeth.

The dental cost and prices of a bridge is less than that of a dental implant, so some people choose the more affordable bridge option. Bridges don’t preserve your jaw’s bone structure as a natural tooth or implant does. Regular checkups and monitoring will preserve your newly gained oral health.

  • Implant-Supported Bridges

Implant-supported or implant-retained dental bridges are a hybrid of implants and dental bridges and are optimal for people missing several teeth or those who need multiple teeth extracted. The cost of several dental implants may not be feasible, but two implants combined with a bridge may be more manageable.

Replacing all Missing Teeth

A new, state of the art treatment called the Hybrid Prosthesis is a life-changing opportunity for those without teeth. The Hybrid Prosthesis offers implant teeth in one day at an affordable rate with the help of our partners at Nebraska Oral & Facial Surgery. Schedule a consultation today to learn about our global fee for the Hybrid Prosthesis. Learn more about the Hybrid Prosthesis here.

Cosmetic Dentures

Cosmetic dentures are made from superior materials and look very natural and are aesthetically appealing. Cosmetic dentures do cost less than the Hybrid Prosthesis and vary in price depending upon the level of denture selected (low-level, mid-level, or high-end).

  • High-end cosmetic dentures: Cost between $2,500 – $5,000.
  • Mid-level cosmetic dentures: Average cost is $2,000.
  • Low-end cosmetic dentures: Can cost as little as $300.

**Do note that if you have dental insurance (that is not Lincoln Dental Plans) the prices may be different. Be sure to check with your dental insurance provider to see exactly what your plan covers. As with any insurance, coverage is not guaranteed until the claim has been submitted and processed.**