Cost of Dental Crowns

“What is the cost of a dental crown?”

If your child needs a dental crown (also called a cap) you may wonder how much it will cost. A dental crown is used on children’s teeth that have been damaged or decayed.

In this article, we’ll discuss crowns for children’s teeth, how much a crown for a tooth is and where to take your child for affordable dental care.

Average Cost of Tooth Crown

How much are caps for teeth? The cost of a crown varies depending on a variety of factors, such as the materials used to make the crown, the location and size of the tooth, and the dental office that provides the treatment. 

The cost of a dental crown, plus the materials and treatment involved in placing the crown, can cost anywhere between $500 and $2,500 per tooth. This does not include the cost of the dental visit, X-rays, or root canal (if needed). 

Typically, insurance will cover at least part of the dental crown cost, but for families without insurance, dental crown treatment can be difficult to afford. 

Reasons Why Your Child’s Tooth May Need a Crown

Reasons that children need dental crowns can vary depending on the stage of the tooth.

For children whose adult teeth have already come in, dental crowns may be used:

  • To cover a dental implant
  • To restore a damaged tooth
  • To protect a weak tooth from damage or decay
  • To cover a tooth with a large filling

For children who still have their primary (baby) teeth, dental crowns may be used to:

  • Protect teeth at high risk for tooth decay
  • Save a badly decaying or damaged tooth

There are different types of dental crowns available for children, including stainless steel, all-ceramic, and all-porcelain. Your child’s dentist will determine which type of crown is best based on your child’s situation. 

Questions About the Cost of Teeth Caps? Call Kool Smiles

Kool Smiles offers affordable dental care for kids and their parents. We proudly accept Medicaid and TRICARE, as well as most insurance plans. We also accept cash, credit card, and debit card payments.

Our services are much more affordable than your standard dental office, and we have over 120 locations nationwide, making it easy for you to find quality dental care near you.

Let us Schedule an Appointment for You Today

If you have questions about the cost of a dental crown, contact us today to speak to a Kool Smiles team member.

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Sources:

DocShop: http://www.docshop.com/education/dental/general-dentistry/crowns

WebMD: http://www.webmd.com/oral-health/guide/dental-crowns