Now that you’re aware of the basics of dental crowns, we come down to dental crowns cost. This is our second to last chapter of the complete guide on dental crowns.
Here, we will discuss the average prices of a single crown in different materials. When we discuss costs, saying it’s a range between $89 to $2500 may not be helpful if not put into perspective.
If you are on a budget, you might get this procedure in a cheaper country instead of lowering the quality of the treatment. Lowering the quality may lower the standard of care and require more touch-ups or redoing the crowns.
You may also consider a Dental Insurance Plan but dental insurance is not always easy to get. Also, monthly payment plans may be an option too. We will talk about this possibility too. Let’s start!
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How much do dental crowns cost per tooth?
You’re here for money talk so let’s just get to it.
Let’s start by saying porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns are the most inexpensive. E-max and Zirconia crowns are the most expensive, as they have the highest quality and aesthetic factors. As for the Zirconia and E-max crown for just one tooth, it would cost anywhere from $ 130 to $ 3,000. On the less expensive side, there’s the Porcelain-fused-to-metal crown which would cost you $ 80 to $ 2,000. Sitting in the middle of the price range would be the all-porcelain crown and the metal crown starting from $ 80 and going upwards to $ 2,500.
While you may be tempted to go for the cheapest crown for a tooth possible, consider a very important factor: the lowest quality, the lowest lasting power. This means you may need more frequent dentist visits or redo the crowns more often. You get what you pay for, they say. So, it’s also important to understand the procedures’ long-term prices.
Porcelain crowns are among the most requested types when it comes to crowns. The cost of porcelain dental crowns or all-porcelain dental crowns varies, but it’s between 100 dollars to 2500 dollars per dental crown.
The price we report in this table is considered an average of different countries, different clinics (public, private, dentist offices), and different brands.
If you’re curious about our affordable prices, please get in touch with our customer service. They’ll be happy to help you!
How much do temporary dental crowns cost?
Usually, the cost of the temporary dental crown is included in the price of the permanent one. You will wear them only for a couple of weeks and they’re very inexpensive and done by the dentist. However, if we are talking prices, you should know a temporary crown can cost you from $15 to $100 tops.
Remember to ask your dentist if the price of the temporary crown is included in the full treatment price or not.
What’s the dental crown replacement cost?
What if you already had your dental crown procedure but need a replacement crown? What is the replacing a crown cost compared to a traditional crown procedure?
Although you don’t need the dental shaping just the replacement of the crown, the work the dentist has to do for a crown replacement procedure is not that much different from a first-time patient. Therefore prices are usually similar and just slightly cheaper. The price range of a dental crown replacement goes from $60 to $2,800 per tooth/crown.
If you want more information about the dental crown replacement cost, please get in touch with us!
What influences the price of dental crowns?
When we talk about the cost of crowns, you should know the different factors that influence the price.
- Crown type and crown material
- Additional treatments
Location not only refers to the country or city you decide to get your cosmetic crown but also the clinic or hospital you are going to for the treatment. Countries such as the USA, the UK, and Canada are among the most expensive places.
The type of material used in the crown is another contributor to the price. Also the type of crown itself as well.
Needing other treatments such as a root canal treatment can add to the cost of your dental procedures.
Why do dental crowns cost so much?
We talked about the cost of the dental crown and you may be wondering, “Why are dental crowns so expensive?”. Well, let us explain what you are paying for when you pay for dental crowns.
- Licensed dentist and experience
- Laboratory fee
- Dental crown material and durability
Putting all these together will add to the entire cost of getting permanent crowns. There are at least two dentist appointments ranging from 1 to 4 hours each. You’re also paying for your dentist’s experience. On top of that, you won’t pay only for the dental work but also for the dental lab creating your crowns.
Good dental crowns will be with you for a long enough time, so you won’t need to repay the same amount of money yearly. Crowns can even last over 30 years!
Last but not least, when you get dental crowns and think about dental crown cost, consider it a long-term investment in your happiness and your dental health. Dental crowns protect your teeth from future damage and long and expensive procedures. How much is worth an investment in your health?
Are crowns worth the money?
Something we get to hear a lot is that “are crown worth the money?”.
Generally yes, crowns are worth the money but there could be some exceptions. Well, firstly it depends on your dental needs and whether or not crowns would be a good fit for you. If you are a good fit for crowns they are worth the money because they not only improve the aesthetics but also your oral health.
Since crowns are durable and are meant to last up to 20 years, they’re a great investment especially if you take good care of oral hygiene. Dental crowns can actually preserve and protect your natural teeth as well. Not only that they can give you a straight and aesthetically pleasing smile.
Frequently asked questions for veneers prices
There are so many questions surrounding the dental crown cost and we want to answer as much as we can. Of course, we can’t answer all of them. But we picked a few of them we always get asked about. Also, if you ever feel like you need more info, we are just a few clicks away. We will gladly answer all your questions.
Are crowns covered by insurance?
Yes, crowns are covered by insurance if deemed a medical necessity. So it’s up to you to prove the procedure is a necessity and not an aesthetic treatment. Usually, a dental insurance plan only covers up to 50% of the procedure. The cost of insurance is refunded in time. You may need to wait for a refund of your expenses; these periods vary and may take up to 3 years varying according to your insurance policy.
Can you pay crowns monthly?
Although we don’t have this option available, you may find a dental clinic that allows monthly payments. This usually involves a loan from a bank through the clinic and monthly payments for a set period. Some interest rate is usually involved and you may end up paying more than a single-payment procedure.
Can you get dental crowns for free?
Oh well, no. Even if you find dental insurance willing to cover your procedure most of the time they only cover a part of it. Another way is to get someone to pay for you, that would be amazing! But sadly, besides a gift from someone, there’s no way of getting dental crowns for free.
However, there are different programs available for providing free dental care for children, seniors, and low-income communities. You can check our article on 14 ways you can get a discounted or free dental makeover for more information.
Dental crown financing: is it possible?
Some dentists may offer financing plans, especially if you go to a cosmetic dental clinic. Usually, the clinic has either an in-house financing plan or a partnership with one or more banks. However, some conditions apply and there are often some interest rates involved. You should get in touch with your dentist to discuss this option.
At the moment, we don’t offer financial plans.
Where can you get the best price on dental crowns?
If you want to lower the costs but keep the best quality you have only one option: medical tourism. If you’re willing to travel to another country, such as Turkey for dental crowns, you’ll find affordable dental crowns cost and the highest standard. Often there are some dental plans: they have a cost without insurance but are all-inclusive of the hotel, transportation, and help. Chasing the lowest price in an expensive country may become a risk and bring hidden dangers.
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