types of dental crowns
There are several types of materials that can be used for dental crowns. Some of the materials that can be used for dental crowns are:
- All Porcelain and All Ceramic: This type of dental crown most closely resembles a real tooth. It is one of the most popular options for a dental crown today, especially for teeth that are visible, such as incisors and other front teeth. This material is the most common for dental crowns because it is hard and very durable, giving them a long life. these crowns are durable, long-lasting and offer aesthetic appeal, making them our material of choice in friendly dentistry
- Porcelain-Fused-to-Metal: This is another popular material for use in dental crowns, combining the natural look of porcelain with the increased durability of metal. At Friendly Dentistry, we offer porcelain fused with zirconium (zirconium is a white metal) to avoid the telltale dark gum line you’ll see with other metals.
- metal crowns: this type of dental crowns are made with gold alloy, although they can also be made with a white metal known as zirconium. either of these is a long-lasting option and requires less natural tooth to be extracted. This material is mainly used for teeth in the back of the mouth, as it doesn’t look like a natural tooth, and zirconia is slightly less noticeable than gold.
- stainless steel: This material is durable and is sometimes used as a temporary crown. it is also placed mainly in the back of the mouth as they are not very cosmetic. this type of material falls in the same price range as metal crowns and is generally avoided in favor of better options.
- All-Resin: These crowns are made from a composite resin material, similar to what is currently used for fillings. the appearance is the same color as a natural tooth, making them one of the most natural looking crowns. This material is slightly more expensive than metal or stainless steel crowns, but less expensive than porcelain crowns. these are not very durable and are prone to fracture over time. Due to this lack of durability, many dentists (including friendly dentistry dentists) do not usually offer them as an option.
- porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns: insurance pays an average of $1093 and your out-of-pocket payment will be about $618 per tooth
- Metal crowns made of gold alloy: Insurance pays an average of $1,353 and patient out-of-pocket is $882
- All Porcelain Crowns: Insurance pays an average of $1430, leaving the patient with an average out-of-pocket expense of $953
- the traditional dental insurance plan: this type of plan is where you pay on a schedule and receive dental benefits that help pay a percentage of your dental bill
- Discount Dental Plans: This type of plan is only offered by certain dentists or offices. it is a certain percentage discount of the procedure you have performed. most of these discounts are paid in advance or in monthly installments.
- Dental Reimbursement Plan: This is a contract between you and your employer. you will get the dental work and then take your receipt to your employer and they will pay the fixed amount of money you have agreed to.
- Financing Your Dental Procedures: There are certain companies that provide financing options to help pay for the cost of your dental procedures. these companies will depend on the provider you choose.
at friendly dentistry in greensboro, north carolina, dentists use only premium porcelain so your dental crowns look just like your natural teeth. This type of porcelain is durable and resists wear and tear from chewing and grinding.
average cost of dental crown with insurance
If your teeth are damaged, most insurance will cover a certain percentage of a dental crown. If you are getting a dental crown strictly for cosmetic purposes, most insurance companies will not pay any of the costs. Some insurance plans also limit the number of crowns you can earn in a calendar year, and plans have maximum coverage limits, many of which are around $1,000 – $1,500 per calendar year.
Some typical costs that the average dental insurance company will pay are:
We are an unrestricted provider, which means we can work with all types of dental benefits. As a service to the patient, we are happy to file all insurance claims.
There are also other options available to pay for your dental crowns. some of these options include:
At friendly dentistry in greensboro, north carolina, there are several different financing options available, including care credit, which will help ensure you get the dental crowns you need at a reasonable cost.