As of 2023, over 90% percent of porcelain dental crowns cost between $850 -$1,850 per tooth , not including dental procedures that may be required before they are inserted. There are a few factors that play a role in the wide range in costs. These include issues inside your mouth as well as location. of the dental office.

Dental crowns known as dental caps are dental prosthetic lab-made devices that cover worked-on teeth and dental implants. They are tooth-shaped, covering the tooth 360 degrees to the gum line, and allowing the patient to use it like a regular tooth.

Crowns usually require two appointments. To create a custom crown, the patient’s tooth must first be prepared and a mold must be taken. A temporary restoration is then used to protect the tooth until the permanent crown is ready to be placed. The first appointment begins the mold-making process after tooth preparation, in addition to a repair procedure after a root canal has been completed. The dental crown procedure generally involves two visits to the dentist over two weeks .

The crown known as a dental cap, itself is usually made out of porcelain or zirconia.

When teeth are affected by a large cavity, chips, cracks, or other forms of involved damage, dental crowns may provide an ideal solution. Crowns offer both cosmetic and oral health benefits, reinforcing the structure of a tooth while helping to make a smile look natural again. Crowns are custom-made to blend seamlessly into each patient’s unique tooth. They are carefully crafted to complement the surrounding natural teeth in terms of color, size, shape, and texture and to restore integrity to the patient’s bite.

dental caps cost insurance

How much are dental crowns with insurance?

Dental insurance covers about 50% of the cost of the crown is needed for dental reasons. Insurance does not cover dental crowns if they are considered a cosmetic procedure.
Dental plans have a maximum annual coverage limit of about 1,500. Porcelain and zirconia crowns can cost $800-$1,600 per tooth.


How much are insurance office visit co-payment for dental crowns?

For the insurance provider, the co-payment for the first visit is $0. The insurance Copay Plan is a dental plan in which you make a copayment based on a fee schedule, called the Procedure Charge Schedule. Our Procedure Charge Schedule is based on our ZIP code 33324 where our dental office is located. Each time you need dental care, you can visit any licensed dentist you choose.

An office visit co-payment is a fixed dollar amount or a percentage that you pay for each dentist visit or for each dental crown service provided. For example, with some plans, you may pay a fixed amount such as$0, $5 or $10 per visit.

Other plans will charge you a percentage of the total fee – or dental co-insurance — for the visit. So if your co-payment is 10% and the dentist visit was $200, you would pay 10% which, in this case, would be $20.

When you receive dental crown services from a participating Metlife dentist, you are responsible for the co-payment for any covered services you receive. There are no annual maximums, deductibles or claim forms to complete. For Florida residents, if you or your family members receive a dental crown service not listed on the Insurance Schedule of Benefits, you will save on your out-of-pocket costs—25% off the Insurance provider’s usual and customary fee for the service.

How much is an insurance deductible for dental crowns?

An insurance deductible is the amount of annual dental expenses that a dental plan member must pay before the plan will begin to cover dental crowns. For example, if your plan has a $50 deductible, you will pay the first $50 of your dental expenses before your dental plan begins paying the expenses of dental crowns.

Only expenses for covered services apply towards the Insurance deductible. For example, if you paid $1,000 for a single dental crown that was not an expense covered by the insurance plan, then the $1,000 will not apply toward your annual deductible.

How much should it cost to get a tooth crown?

A single tooth crown that has been root canal is about $850-$1,750 per tooth.

How much it cost to get an implant crown?

One tooth replacement with a single dental implant: the crown is about $1,700-$2,800 plus the abutment.

Dental implants come with a range of benefits. From improved appearance to comfort and durability, they are a sought-after solution to a missing tooth or teeth.  Dental implants will give you that natural look along with the ability to eat the foods you want with ease.

A dental implant crown typically costs about $3,500 including, an abutment, for a single tooth.

Dental Insurance crowns breakdown of benefits

Select benefit design features are provided below, including the approximate copy percentage you may be asked to pay at the time dental crown services are rendered in our Plantation dental office. Keep in mind benefits plan depends on the coverage you select.

Preventive Care (cleaning of dental crowns)

You make a copayment (approximately 10% of the cost), then insurance pays the remainder (up to the annual maximum) – up to 2 visits per year separated by 6 months

Average Annual Maximum Benefit

$1,500 per person

Common – Basic Insurance Care (e.g. fillings)

You pay 60%; insurance pays 40% (up to the annual maximum); you pay any amount over the reasonable and customary charges.

Uncommon Basic Insurance Care (e.g. fillings)

You make a copayment (approximately 30% of the crown cost), then insurance pays the remainder (up to the annual maximum)

Uncommon Maor Insurance Care (e.g. dental crowns) You pay 70%; Plan pays 30% (up to the annual maximum); you pay any amount over the reasonable and customary charges

Common – Mayor Insurance Care (e.g. dental crowns) You make a copayment (approximately 60% of the cost), then Plan pays the remainder (up to the annual maximum) after deductible