The average costs of a dental crown, is anywhere in the range of $500 to $3000 per tooth. Dental crowns are also called tooth caps. The price varies due to the variables that are involved such as the materials that go into making them, the tooth for which the crown is required and its location in the mouth, the dentist’s expertise and training, and the dental clinic charges. Some insurance companies might pay for a part of the expenditure to get you a crown fixed but usually they do not as it comes under cosmetic dentistry.
Crowns can be made of several materials such as gold, porcelain, resin or even porcelain that is fused to non precious metal. The porcelain fused ot metal crowns cost about $580 to $860 whereas the gold crowns come to you for a cost of about $600 to $1100. Compared to this if you were to select a completely porcelain or resin crown then this will cost you more and it can go to as high as $ 3000 because it requires a higher level of expertise and skill on the part of the dental technicians and dentist to make and fix it. It takes more time for the fixing and hence costs more. But they look natural and work perfectly hence at the end of it you will consider it a worthwhile expenditure.
The numbers of visits that are required are just two. In the first visit they will prepare the tooth for the fixing of the cap and the measurement for the cap will be taken. You might be offered the fixing of a temporary cap at this juncture. In the second visit the crown will be fitted in to your mouth. Each of these visits to the dental clinic can cost you about $70 to $100 and for X-rays another $13 to $135.
Quite a few dental clinics offer discounts or there are student trainees who need to learn these procedures. Do not worry as they are always supervised by a trained faculty. There are some dental groups which offer people with low incomes and few resources a partial fee discount.
Once you have decided to get yourself a dental crown what you need to do is check with your dental insurance company, ask around for a good dentist and check with the dental associations in your neighborhood. They will be able to give you the information or set you in the right path towards the information.
Decide on the kind of crown that you want fixed from the various kinds available. This will make you sound certain of what you want when you make the calls or go visiting and will get just the information that you need. There are some places wherein crowns have got code numbers based on the materials that they are made up of. Knowing this will ensure that you get the right information you seek.
So, go ahead and get yourself a crown and keep smiling.