Determining the Cost of Dental Crowns
A traditional dental crown is a custom-designed restoration that is placed over a damaged tooth to provide support and improve its function and appearance. The Center for Dental Excellence offers both traditional and implant-supported crowns that are created in our partner dental laboratory, as well as same-day crowns crafted in-office using our advanced CEREC® machine. When deciding on which type of crown to receive, cost is often an important consideration. Like most restorative procedures, there are several factors that can affect the total cost of dental crowns, and we can help you understand them at our Hellam, PA-area practice.
Repairing A Damaged Tooth With A Dental Crown
When a tooth has sustained extensive damage and requires a crown to be placed to protect it from further harm, Dr. Bell will begin by removing the damaged or infected portion of the tooth. After the area is thoroughly cleaned, Dr. Bell will take digital impressions and photographs that will be used to create your custom restoration. For a traditional crown, Dr. Bell will place a temporary for you to wear for a few weeks while our partnering dental lab manufactures your crown. For patients who are having a same-day crown placed, there is no need for a temporary as your permanent restoration will be created while we are preparing your tooth for treatment.
Factors Affecting The Cost Of Your Dental Crown
The total price of your dental crown procedure will be influenced by:
The Materials Used
Traditionally, dental crowns were made using all-metal or metal fused with porcelain. Thanks to advances in restorative dentistry, today’s crowns can be made from much more natural-looking materials, such as all-porcelain or zirconia. At most practices, these advanced materials are only offered for crowns created at an outside lab. At the Center for Dental Excellence, we can provide a same-day crown that will be milled from a solid block of porcelain. These materials not only mimic the look and sheen of natural enamel, they also offer unrivaled strength. Although all-porcelain and zirconia crowns are more expensive than all-metal types, many patients feel their beauty and durability make them a worthy investment.
In many cases, a crowning procedure is the only treatment needed to restore a damaged tooth. However, if you have gum disease or another oral health concern, additional procedures may be required before we can place your crown, which typically results in higher total costs. Those who are seeking the unmatched benefits of an implant-supported crown after losing a tooth or having one extracted will face significantly higher costs since they will need to undergo a dental implant placement surgery first. Dr. bell will be sure to go over the details of your customized treatment plan in order to ensure that you are fully aware of each procedure and its associated costs.
Schedule An Appointment To Learn More
Dental crowns have helped millions of patients restore the look and function of their smile. If you would like to learn more about the cost of crowns, contact one of our practices, located in York & Hellam, PA, and schedule an appointment.