Often covered by insurance, dental crowns can help save and protect your teeth, restoring both form and function to your smile. At Smiles on Broadway Dental Care, we will discuss the factors that can impact the cost of dental crowns at our Long Island, NY, office. We will also go over your insurance coverage and any other financing options available to you.
How We Determine the Cost of Dental Crowns
As with all of our treatments, dental crowns are completely customized. We offer crowns made from metal, porcelain-fused-to-metal (PFM), all-porcelain, and zirconia. Metal and PFM crowns typically have the lowest costs, but they are not as realistic as other materials. Even though a PFM crown will correspond with your smile at first, eventually the porcelain shell can start to wear. If aesthetics are one of your major concerns, you may want to invest in an advanced, tooth-colored material.
When considering the cost of dental crowns, it is important to remember that they can dramatically improve your long-term oral health.
There are also several other factors that can affect the cost of crowns. These circumstances include:
- Number of crowns: Crowns are priced individually, so if you need to restore more than one tooth, it will raise the cost of your treatment.
- Dental sedation: Placing a crown involves minimal discomfort. However, if you suffer from dental phobia, you may benefit from oral conscious sedation. Sedation is priced separately.
- Additional care needed: Crowns are an integral part of root canal therapy, and they can also top dental implants to replace missing teeth. If your tooth has broken off near your gum line, your dentist may need to perform crown lengthening to access your tooth. These additional treatments will affect the total cost of your procedure.