Dental Crown Costs
Dental crowns and implants are a worthwhile investment, but there are a lot of variables to consider before committing to the treatment.
Fortunately, Gulch Dental Studio is fully transparent and takes several measures to make this procedure as affordable as possible.
Our dental studio in Nashville, TN, can help you understand how dental crown costs are calculated and provide a personal estimate.
How Much Do Dental Crowns Cost?
Materials Used in the Crown
Crowns can be made from a variety of materials that range in price. Porcelain crowns are a popular option for this kind of dentistry because they're virtually indistinguishable from natural teeth, but our office in Tennessee offers IPS® e.max and IPS® Empress, which are known for their natural appearance and durability. However, using these materials can result in a more expensive crown.
Your tooth and gums must first be healthy enough to support a crown. If your tooth has severe decay, your dentist may first have to perform a root canal before your crown can be placed. If you have gum disease, that will have to be treated, as well.
Our office offers same-day dental crowns to patients who qualify. These dental crowns can be milled in about an hour with our CEREC® machine. Though the crown itself costs the same as a traditional crown, a temporary crown and follow-up appointment to place your permanent crown won't be necessary and therefore don't have to be factored into your overall cost. Your dentist will determine if you qualify for a same-day dental crown.
Not all crowns require implants, but if you want to completely replace a missing tooth, roots and all, a dental implant will be required. The industry average for a single dental implant in the United States is between $3,000 and $4,500.
Additional factors in determining your overall cost include:
- Geographical location
- Dentist experience
- Sedation options
- Insurance plans
Paying for Your Procedure
Dental Insurance and Financing Options
Make this Procedure More Affordable
Dental crowns can be considered cosmetic or restorative. If your crown is recommended to simply improve your appearance, it's considered cosmetic dentistry and your insurance won't cover it. However, if your crown is necessary to improve your oral health, it's considered restorative dentistry and your insurance plan will contribute to the cost.
Our Nashville, TN, office accepts a wide variety of dental insurance plans and our staff members will work directly with your insurance company to get you the most coverage possible.
Dental insurance plans won't cover the cost of dental implants, but since implants can last a lifetime and they're the only restorative dentistry treatment that can prevent atrophy in your jaw after tooth loss, they're worth the investment.
To help you with any out-of-pocket costs, Gulch Dental Studio works with CareCredit®, a financing company that allows patients to pay for their dental treatments in affordable monthly installments.
Is My Dental Crown Restorative or Cosmetic?
Restorative Crowns Involve:
- Restoring the tooth after a cavity, root canal infection, or decay
- Repairing structural damage like fractures, chips, and breaks
- Replacing an old crown or a filling
Cosmetic Crowns Involve:
- Whitening discoloration and deep stains
- Fixing the size or shape of a tooth
- Repairing minor cracks or chips
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