A versatile way to fix teeth is with porcelain crowns. New Hamburg patients can receive porcelain crowns for decayed, misshapen, cracked, and broken teeth. In all these cases, the crown looks natural, as your dentist will choose porcelain to match the colour of your tooth. However, before you can decide to receive a crown, you need to know how much it will cost.
The Average Cost of a Porcelain Crown
The crown itself costs around $800, although it may be slightly more if it will be complicated to fit. You then need to pay lab fees, which bring the total up to $1,000 to $2,000. If you have insurance that covers crowns (some only cover fillings and cleanings), you’ll likely pay just half of the total.
A porcelain crown is not your only option. Crowns can also be made of porcelain fused to metal, stainless steel, and metal alloys, including gold. These solutions may be less expensive and are all suitable for back teeth, where the crown will be less visible.
Receiving Your Crown
You’ll need to book two appointments to receive your crown. At the first, your dentist will prepare your tooth, which will involve removing some of the enamel to shape it and may mean removing decay. The dentist will then need to take an impression of your tooth to send to a dental lab. You will receive a temporary crown for the time being.
At the subsequent appointment, your dentist will remove the temporary crown and position the permanent one. If the everything looks good, your dentist will cement the crown in place.
To find out how much a porcelain crown would cost for your tooth, schedule a consultation with your New Hamburg dentist. You’ll also be able to discuss other potential options to find the best choice for you.