Dental Crowns: Treatment Costs and Insurance Coverage By Dr. John Goodman on July 18, 2014

A couple smiles in a white roomThere are plenty of options out there for addressing tooth damage and tooth decay, which is important to keep in mind when it comes to major problems with tooth structure. During the consultation process, Dr. John Goodman makes sure to carefully assess the health of his patients and tailor treatment to their needs. This has made him one of the leaders in dental care in the greater Kansas City area.

When it comes to major issues with tooth structure, one of the best options out there is dental crowns. Dental crowns are caps that fit right over the damaged tooth, protecting it from harm and restoring its strength in the process. Since dental crowns are a relatively common option for treatment, we receive a number of questions about the cost of crowns and how they can be paid for. Let's address some of these matters in basic terms right now.

The Average Cost of Dental Crowns

The average cost of dental crowns can vary a fair amount based on a number of different factors. Also keep in mind that dental crowns treatment needs to be tailored to the condition of the patient's smile.

Because of this, providing an average cost or even a price range for care would not communicate all of the decisions that go into dental care pricing. We would be happy to provide you with a custom price quote when you stop by for a consultation, however.

Factors Determining the Cost of Dental Crowns

The following factors can affect the total cost of dental crowns treatment:

  • The location of the practice
  • The dental professionals at the practice
  • The complexity of the patient's case
  • The number of dental crowns needed
  • The kinds of dental crowns used
  • The need for additional restorative dentistry treatments

Does dental insurance cover the cost of dental crowns?

Yes. Most dental insurance companies do cover dental crowns, though the level of coverage may vary since policies vary as do the requirements of different insurance providers.

Determinate the Amount of Insurance Coverage for Dental Crowns

In most cases, dental insurance will cover about half of the cost of dental crowns since the cost of treatment is more extensive than basic preventative care and basic restorative care. In order to determine how much your insurance provider will cover, it's important that you contact your provider directly to learn about the exact details of your plan and your coverage. We can work with you if your insurance company needs any specific paperwork or documentation from us.

Other Options for Payment

If your insurance does not cover a sufficient amount of your dental treatment, there are other payment options out there that can put various dental procedures within reach. This includes special monthly financing options, which break the total cost of care into a series of monthly installments. A reasonable interest rate will apply, and many patients find the monthly amount helpful when it comes to budgeting.

Learn More About Advanced Dental Care Treatment

If you would like more information about dental crowns as well as your many other options out there for advanced dental care treatment, it's important that you contact our cosmetic and restorative dentistry center today. The entire team looks forward to meeting you in person and helping you achieve the best results with overall dental health and wellness.

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