In this Country Dental FAQ post, our dentists discuss dental crown cost.
We see all kinds of patients with different dental needs and for some, repairing damaged teeth with dental crowns are definitely worth the cost.
They can be used to repair a tooth fracture or a major cavity that seems impossible to repair. Restoring your teeth with a dental crown is a relatively simple procedure that can help save your teeth and prevent tooth loss.
In essence, a crown is simply a protective cap placed over the damaged tooth to give it strength and eliminate any further damage. It can restore the tooth’s shape and function and make the tooth appear normal and healthy once again.
Dental Crown Cost FAQs
Are dental crowns more expensive than dentures, implants, or bridges?
Teeth restoration using crowns is actually a very simple and effective treatment and can seem quite affordable when you compare it to the cost of getting bridges, teeth implants, or dentures.
What does a dental crown cost?
There are a lot of things that can affect the final price of crowns including, among others:
- Dental lab fees
- Specialist fees
- Type of crown material used (composite resin, porcelain, metal alloy, or porcelain fused to metal)
- Insurance coverage (if applicable)
Sometimes a root canal is necessary to prepare the teeth prior to your fitting.
Depending on what is involved in the procedure, the dental crown cost in the Greater Toronto Area can vary from $800 to $2,000 or more per tooth. During the consultation your dentist can outline what may be best for your particular needs.
Are crowns covered by insurance?
Every insurance policy is different so it’s best to provide us with your insurance information so we can confirm coverage before your appointment. You may be surprised to find it is 50%, 80% or even 100% covered by your insurance. With direct insurance billing, your crown may cost you absolutely nothing out of pocket.
How long do crowns last – is it worth the investment?
For some people, the cosmetic benefits alone are worth it. Crowns look like real healthy teeth. They can also hide unsightly stains and cover cracked, chipped, or damaged teeth. Getting crowns can also help prevent the need for more expensive dental procedures down the road such as dentures, bridges, or dental implants. With proper care such as proper diet and daily brushing and flossing, it is not uncommon for crowns to last anywhere from 10 to 25 years or more. See our post on the Best Minerals and Vitamins for Healthy Teeth and Gums to ensure the future health of your own teeth.
What does the cost of crowns include?
Crowns fittings require at least two dental appointments. Your dentist will clean, prep and take an impression of your teeth on the first visit. You will then be fitted with temporary crowns while the mould is sent out to the dental lab where the crowns are made. Your permanent crowns will be fitted in place during your subsequent visit. Our team will also colour match the crown to the rest of your teeth. We can even schedule a cleaning and whitening before the colour match, to make your teeth brighter and more impressive. This News Medical article offers more detailed information about the Procedure for Dental Crowns.
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