Five Factors That Influence Dental Crown Costs By Patrick Casey on August 09, 2022

close-up image of a porcelain dental crownPatients can replace or repair teeth with quality restorations, like porcelain crowns. These durable, tooth-shaped caps improve patients’ chewing and speaking ability, as well as enhance their overall aesthetic.

The skilled dentists at Smile Montreal have years of experience providing quality dental crowns for patients living in Montreal, Québec. In addition to years of experience, our team uses advanced technology and contemporary techniques to ensure the lifespan of porcelain dental crowns.

As a patient, you need to understand your financial commitment before undergoing dental crown treatment. Here, our team will discuss five factors that can influence dental crown costs. Knowing this information helps you know what to expect so that you can budget your finances accordingly. 

1. Type of Crown

Dental professionals may offer many different types of crowns, including:

  • Resin crowns
  • Zirconia crowns
  • Metal crowns
  • Porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns

At Smile Montreal, we exclusively offer porcelain dental crowns. They have a remarkable success rate of 94% over an eight-year term, making them one of the longest-lasting dental crowns on the market. Patients can increase the lifespan of their porcelain crowns by practicing proper oral hygiene, including brushing twice a day and flossing once a day.

Additionally, porcelain crowns look astoundingly like natural teeth. This means that porcelain crowns provide a level of discretion that metal or porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns cannot offer. 

2. Type of Procedure

Our dentists use dental crowns to protect a severely worn or decayed tooth, reinforce a tooth after root canal therapy, and replace missing teeth after dental implant surgery. While these procedures do not necessarily influence the cost of the dental crown, they do vary in complexity, which will alter the overall costs that patients incur.

3. New or Replacement Crown

In general, placing a new crown costs more than replacing an existing crown. This is because our team will need to prepare the tooth before placing a new crown. Replacing an existing crown requires little, if any, preparation since the tooth has already been prepared previously. 

4. Single Visit or Multiple Visits

Depending on the type of procedure, some patients may not be able to get a dental crown in a single visit. For example, a dental laboratory may need to craft a patient’s unique restoration, such as an implant-supported dental crown. Fabrication can take a couple of weeks and may require at least two dental appointments, which adds to the overall cost of the procedure.

Our talented dentists can create same-day porcelain crowns at our facility using contemporary CAD/CAM technology. This allows patients to receive a dental crown in a single appointment, which reduces the final cost of the procedure. 

5. Insurance Coverage

Patients with dental insurance generally spend less on dental crowns than patients without dental insurance. Insurance companies often view dental crowns as both a preventive and restorative solution, depending on the procedure. As a result, many insurance companies will cover approximately half of the total cost of a dental crown.

Ask Us About Porcelain Dental Crowns

Several factors can influence the overall cost of dental crowns, but patients can expect to pay between $900 and $1,500 per tooth. However, neglecting to repair or replace teeth with a dental crown could lead to significantly more expensive issues and treatments in the future.

Don’t wait–send our team a message or call our Westmount office in Montreal, QC, at (514) 937-6558 to talk to us about porcelain dental crowns today.

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Dr. Charles Casey & Dr. Patrick Casey

Smile Montreal

Our team of dental professionals is focused on patient care and comfort. Our dentists use the latest techniques and innovative technologies to provide fast and efficient treatment. Dr. Patrick Casey is a member of a number of international associations, including:
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • International Congress of Oral Implantologists
  • Academy of Laser Dentistry
  • International Academy of Orthodontics
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