A tooth crown is a covering which is placed over your tooth to improve its appearance. Unlike crowns you’d find on the head of a King or Queen, dental crowns typically aren’t covered in jewels. Though, like a regal crown, dental crowns could be made out of gold.
Tooth crowns are used to help keep a tooth from breaking, hold together parts of a broken tooth, holding a dental bridge in place or covering a dental implant, and a number of other situations.
Average Cost of Dental Crown 2019: $1000 per crown
While $1000 is a good average per crown cost, the range of prices for crowns is quite big. The price of a crown can start around $300 on the low end and be as high as $3000.
Why such a big range? Well, it depends on a number of factors. A major factor has to deal with where the tooth is located, how big it is, the condition of the tooth and the type of material used for the crown. Where you live and they experience level of your dentist also affects what you’ll end up paying.
How Much Does a Porcelain Crown Cost?
Porcelain crowns are generally more expensive than most other types of crowns. Costs for them will range from $800 – $3000.
How Much Do Metal Crowns Cost?
Metal crowns are generally in the middle of the price range with costs starting around $700 and going up to $2500.
How Much Do Porcelain Fused to Metal Crowns Cost?
Can’t decide between porcelain or metal? Do both! The average cost for these range from the $500 – $1500 range.
If you have dental insurance, there is a chance they may pick up part of the tab for your dental crown. It depends on what you need the crown for and how nicely you ask them (definitely more the former than the latter though!).
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