5 Common Dental Crown Questions Answered

February 25, 2021
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5 Common Dental Crown Questions Answered

While it’s one of the most common and recognizable dental procedures, we often get the most questions about crowns. Everyone is curious about what goes into making a great crown, how much it will set them back, and their longevity. Get answers to all that and more in this comprehensive article!

This article doesn’t cover our process, the materials we use, and the reason a dental crown is needed. Those can all be found on our dental crown page.

How Much Do Dental Crowns Cost?

Depending on numerous factors that Dr. Lindsay will take into account a typical procedure involving dental crown restorations can range anywhere from $800 - $1800 per crown. That depends on a variety of factors from the area that needs the crown, the materials we use, and the amount of prep work that is needed for the particular case.

As always, we will do our best to work within your budget and have a variety of payment options to help you get the smile of your dreams!


Does Dental Insurance Cover Crowns?

In short, yes, dental insurances do cover crowns. However, there a variety of factors that your insurance company may take into account to ensure that you are getting a crown for a medically necessary reason.

Dental insurance companies can cover more than 50% of the cost of your crowns depending on the particular case and your coverage plan. We always advise getting a full picture of your plan before setting expectations as to what will and won’t be covered by your dental insurance. We always are here to assist and feel free to call us to make the most of your current dental insurance coverage.


What Are Dental Crowns Made Of?

When choosing your materials for dental crowns it can become confusing. Some dentists offer only porcelain options, others have metal, stainless steel, and other alloys. At Kingman Family Dentistry we normally use only the highest quality materials for our patients, meaning we usually use ceramic crowns made of porcelain and other high-end materials.

The reason we choose to use these materials is to provide the best value for our patients, we never want our restorations to break or come off due to an oversight or cost-cutting measure. This is one of the reasons we don’t offer same-day crowns, simply put the technology has not reached a point that we are comfortable offering them to our patients.

How Long Do Dental Crowns Last?

Since Dr. Lindsay and our team at Kingman Family Dentistry refuse to compromise on the quality of materials and preparation of our dental crowns, you can expect your dental crown restorations to last. Normal dental crowns can last up to 15 years and in some cases, they can last up to 30 years with proper care.

Do Dental Crowns Hurt?

During your visit, Dr. Lindsay will be sure to manage your pain and ensure that you are always comfortable throughout the entire process. We have a variety of sedation dentistry options but in most cases, a simple local anesthetic will be sufficient to prevent any pain throughout the procedure.

After your procedure, you can expect the treated tooth to become sore for a day or two but nothing that will prevent you from going about your normal daily routine.

For more information on Dental Crowns visit our page here, request information here, or call us today to explore your options!