The type of filling material used: Many types of filling are available, each with its advantages and disadvantages. The most common types are amalgam, silver fillings, composite (tooth-colored), and gold.
The size of the cavity: The larger the cavity, the more filling material will be required, and the higher the cost.
The location of the cavity: cavities in hard-to-reach places (such as between the teeth) may require extra time and effort to fill, which can add to the cost.
Dental insurance coverage: Some private insurance plans cover the cost of fillings, while others only cover a portion.
The dentist's experience and training: More experienced dentists may charge more, but they can also provide higher care.
The dentist's location: Dentists in major metropolitan areas tend to charge more than those in smaller towns.
The best option will depend on the size and location of the cavity. Fillings are used for smaller cavities, while crowns are recommended for larger cavities.