What's the Average Cost of a Dental Crown?
How much does a crown for a tooth cost? Dental crowns usually start around $600 per tooth and go up from there. The exact cost of a dental crown depends on what the crown is for and what type of material is used.
At Kool Smiles, we have many affordable treatment options. Call us today to speak with a dental expert about your crown procedure.
- We can answer any questions you have about the cost of a tooth crown, with or without insurance.
- Every Kool Smiles location accepts many payment options, including cash, credit card or CareCredit.
- We also accept most insurance providers, Medicaid and Tricare for general dental care.
Keep reading to learn what influences the cost of a tooth crown.
What Impacts the Cost of a Tooth Crown?
Crowns are used by dentists for a number of purposes. They cover broken or discolored teeth, screw into a dental implant or protect a damaged baby tooth.
So how much does a dental crown cost? The type of crown and material used will impact what you'll have to pay for your child's crown, as well as other factors. For example, a crown for a dental implant might be more expensive than a regular crown. A porcelain crown, which looks more tooth-like in color, might cost more than a metal crown placed on back molars.
And remember to ask your dentist if there are additional costs, like exams, x-rays, lab fees or fittings.
Type of Crowns and Prices
Porcelain Crowns: These crowns are made of ceramic materials and look the most like the tooth they are covering or replacing, which makes them good for front teeth. Ceramic breaks more easily than metal crowns, requires at least two dentist visits and has to be custom-made in a laboratory.
- Average Cost: $1,430 per crown (without insurance)
Metal Crowns: This type is good for teeth that are in the back of the mouth. Metal crowns last longer than other types and are less likely to break or chip. However, the color is much more obvious than other types of crowns.
- Average Cost: $1,353 per crown (without insurance)
Porcelain Fused to Metal: Ceramic is bonded to a metal base to make these crowns. The metal helps strengthen the ceramic but the outer porcelain base can still break. These crowns also have to be prepared in a lab.
- Average Cost: $1,093 per crown (without insurance)
Crowns For Baby Teeth
Stainless steel crowns or caps are used to protect damaged baby teeth that can't hold a filling. The caps are pre-made and sized to slip over the tooth, then they're sealed with dental cement.
More Information on Crowns
With dental insurance, you may be able to save some money on the cost of a dental crown. Check your policy for benefits (medical vs. cosmetic) and any annual spending limits. If your child is covered by Medicaid, the cost of the crown may be covered if there is a medical reason for it.
At Kool Smiles, have a friendly staff, kid-friendly waiting rooms and different payment options so that children everywhere can find affordable dental care. We also accept most insurance providers, including Medicaid, Tricare and SCHIP. Call us today to learn more about affordable payment options for dental crowns.
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