While dental procedures can be a great relief and improve our quality of life, they can also stress us emotionally and financially. It’s always wise to research a procedure to help you make the best-educated decision regarding your dental care.
We are here to help you understand why crowns are a necessary procedure for many and how you can enjoy your new tooth without breaking the bank.
What Type of Crowns Are There?
A crown is a fake tooth used for various reasons to preserve tooth health. They protect and cover the entire existing tooth or only a portion of the tooth. They cover weak or decaying teeth, broken or chipped teeth and are also used for cosmetic purposes. Depending on the reason as to why you need a crown can help determine the type of crown that will best suit you.
Fake teeth can be an alarming phrase that makes people think of wood teeth or dentures. However, crowns are made out of various materials that are made to last and look natural. WebMD gives multiple examples of different types of crown materials.
Consider some of the most common materials used for fake teeth and crowns.
- Metals: This includes gold, platinum, and nickel-chromium, to name a few. The metal crowns can withstand biting and chewing forces well, enabling them to last the longest without wear and chip. However, this longevity can come at a high cost due to metals’ high price, such as gold.
- Porcelain fused to metal: While famous for its ability to color match teeth, this material can wear down opposing teeth compared to metal or resin crowns. Chipping and breaking are also more likely to occur with this porcelain material. The underlying metal can be a good choice for front or back teeth for added strength areas.
- All-resin dental crowns: Less expensive than other types but are more prone to fractures and wear down over time.
- All-ceramic or all-porcelain: Give a natural look and match your teeth the best than any other crown option. They can also be a good alternative for people who have metal allergies.
What is the Cost of Crowns?
Fake teeth can come at a variety of prices depending on the material used, as discussed above. Other factors weigh into the cost of crowns, such as:
- The number of visits required for crown install
- Additional repairs or procedures are needed for surrounding structures and teeth.
- Cost of living in your area
- The number of crowns required
- Insurance coverage
- Shape and size of the crown
- Materials used
The Dental Crown Experts
When looking at the average cost of a crown, they can range from as low as $800 to $1700 or more without insurance coverage. Dental of Clementon is committed to helping everyone achieve their best oral health and quality of life. You can still get the top level of dental care at reduced prices.
If you think you require a crown but don’t have insurance check out our dental financing.