Every time I have gone to the dentist in the last 15 years or so I have gotten an estimate of the charges that made my mouth drop open wiith surprise and almost despair. This is usually followed up by a sales pitch to have more, very expensive services done.
I was surprised this time but surprised by the low cost and efficient, effective, and very congenial service.
I don't have insurance this year and about one third of my tooth broke away. Dr Trang Ton rebuilt it with a support structure (a pin) and charged ~$120. She gave me a more expensive option but with just explanation and no sales pitch.
I should add that she has an wonderful demeaner and simply is very nice.