What Can You Expect at Your Dental Crown Preparation Appointment?
To get started, your Cerritos dentist will examine your teeth and gums. We will take X-rays and any other necessary images. If you have a cavity, we will make sure to remove all the decay before placing the crown. We will make impressions of your teeth and provide a temporary crown while your new, custom crown is being made.
Due to new technology, we can, in some cases, fabricate a crown on the same day that we prepare the tooth. Using CAD/CAM technology and machinery, we can take images of the preparation. A computer will then generate a model of the tooth and a machine will fabricate a porcelain crown. We can prepare and deliver the crown at the same appointment.
How Much Do Dental Crowns in Cerritos Cost?
Dental crowns are reasonably priced with an average range of $500 to $2000, depending on the materials used. Gold and porcelain – the strongest and most aesthetically pleasing – are typically the most expensive. But they’re definitely worth the cost.
Insurance companies typically don’t care what materials are used. If your plan covers dental crowns in Cerritos, your insurance will pay a percentage (usually around 50%) regardless of material. Of course, it’s best to discuss any terms/conditions with your insurance company, as all companies and plans differ to some extent.
Even if your insurance company covers crowns, they may not pay anything if the crown is for cosmetic purposes only. Your Cerritos dentist and billing team will work with you and your insurance to determine how much the insurance will pay and to come up with a payment plan that works with your budget.