Dr. Dahman use a crown when a dental treatment requires the tooth shape be restored. Crowns also protect and strengthen surrounding teeth. With almost two thousands restorative dental treatments completed, Dr. Dahman is a master in restorative dentistry. Because of this, his restorations using crowns and implants are done right in the office, without the need of outside specialists.
Needing a dental crown is not something to fear.
While it sounds like a major treatment, it's actually a simple procedure made completely painless using only regular anesthetic.
What to expect when getting a dental crown
Traditional dental crowns are designed to support the root structure of a natural tooth. Dr. Dahman may suggest a dental crowns if he finds highly visible parts of a tooth have broken down. A crown allows Dr. Dahman to treat the problems areas of a tooth, while saving the tooth’s structure and root system.
Getting a dental crown should not hurt. Expect Dr. Dahman to start by treating the damaged areas and shaping the tooth structure so a cap can be placed over it. An impression of your tooth will be taken and used to fabricate a crown from a strong ceramic that matches the color, size and shape of your teeth.
Dr. Dahman's experience with crowns enables him to place it in such a way that the edges go will go ever so slightly underneath your gum line. This attention to detail will make your crown look indistinguishable from your natural teeth.
How much does a dental crown cost?
The cost of a dental crown will vary depending on how simple or complex your treatment needs are. While there are always outliers, the average cost of our crowns is around $1,564.
Will my dental insurance cover my dental crown?
If you have good dental insurance, they may cover a percentage or certain dollar amount of your dental crown. However, most crowns are classified by dental insurance companies as a "major service". This means that you likely have to hold your dental insurance for between 6-12 month before your dental insurance will cover you. Your dental insurance is also likely to have exclusions in place, stating things like damage to teeth caused from natural wear would not be covered. Combine these exclusions with $1,000-$2,000 annual maximums seen in most policies, and you could be disappointed in the results of your coverage.
That being stated, we find people who rely on their dental insurances to help cover a dental crown end up paying between $418 and $1,311 out of pocket. This is after their dental insurance.
How to save 30% on your dental crown
If you recently lost your dental insurance, or even if you have never had dental insurance, becoming a member of our dental savings plan can help you save big on your dental crown. Patients with our Dental Savings Plan save an average of $469 on this treatment alone. If you’re in need of a crown, and don't have dental insurance, our Dental Savings Plan is a great option. Unlike dental insurance, there is no waiting period and no limitations on the amount you can save.
Typical Cost for Uninsured Patients with our Dental Savings Plan
Average savings of $469
Typical Cost with Insurance
(plus the premiums you pay all year long)
Typical Cash Patient
*Costs represent typical fee ranges we see. Your actual costs, and savings may vary.
Read more about how our dental savings plan can help you.
Are the tooth caps used for dental implants the same as a normal dental crown?
When a tooth is missing, and a bridge isn’t the best option, you could still get a dental crown to cap a dental implant. While fabricated out of much the same super strong ceramic material, Dr. Dahman will use a different abutment, or connector to connect the crown to your dental implant. This can all be done right in our office, without the need of an outside implant specialist.
Care for your dental crown
Caring for your dental crown is easy. Use proper oral care at home. Brush, floss and visiting Great Falls Dentistry for regular checkups. Once your crown is placed, Dr. Dahman will provide you with personalized instructions based on your individual case.
In the end, you will be able to eat easier. You will find yourself smiling bigger, with more confidence.
Best of all, you won’t ever have to worry about your crown falling out because once it’s fitted, it’s permanent bonded to strengthen and support your tooth.
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