How Much Do Dental Crowns Cost?

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There are number of reasons that your dentist may recommend a dental crown.

Crowns protect weak teeth, restore broken teeth, cover a tooth with a large cavity, cover a discolored or misshaped tooth, and improve the way a tooth looks.

However, before undergoing treatment, patients often want to know more about the different types of crowns and if their choice of material will affect pricing.

Continue reading to learn all about factors that can impact dental crowns cost and if insurance will cover a portion of the procedure. 

What Is a Dental Crown?

A dental crown is used to cover a damaged tooth and restore its shape, size, and appearance.

There are several different types of dental crowns to choose from, including: 

  • Full ceramic
  • Resin
  • Porcelain fused to metal
  • Full metallic
  • Stainless steel

Full ceramic crowns are the most aesthetically-pleasing option and blend seamlessly with your natural teeth, but they are also more expensive than other types of crowns.

How Long Do Dental Crowns Last?

The longevity of dental crowns can vary depending on a number of factors, including wear and tear on the crown, patient’s oral hygiene, and patient’s habits (i.e. using teeth to open packaging).

That being said, dental crowns usually last an average of five-to-15 years.

How Much Do Dental Crowns Cost?

Prior to undergoing treatment, many patients ask: How much do dental crowns cost?

Cost is typically based on the type of crown (i.e. stainless steel, metal, or porcelain), dentist’s skill, reputation, and experience, and geographic location.

The need for additional dental procedures, like a root canal, prior to placing the crown can also affect the final cost of treatment.

In most cases, dental crowns cost anywhere between $800 to $1700 per crown.

Does Insurance Cover Dental Crowns Cost?

Dental insurance typically covers a portion of dental crowns cost.

However, to determine your specific coverage and benefits, it’s a good idea to contact your insurance company directly.

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