the dentists where i live charge a very large amount of money. i do have good dental insurance but it is not really sufficient. i remember paying for a composite $70 and the insurance pays $30. if i was to have a dread analgam it would be free.
i recall i had a root canal done not in my insurance plan area so it was $1,000 which i paid $500 otherwise it would have been free.
the biologic dentists i found who practice in my area, really charges much more.