Jump To: Benefits of Crowns, Capabilities of Crowns, Cost of Crowns
At Higson Dental Group, we don’t want you to notice the work we’ve done. Our expert team is trained to provide top-notch dentistry that goes undetected. One such procedure is replacing crowns and fillings with restorations that look like and feel like your natural teeth.
In some situations when teeth are damaged and cannot be saved with a simple dental restoration, we use porcelain or zirconia crowns to make the teeth look natural and new. For those who are not concerned about having natural looking aesthetics, we will often use gold on posterior teeth for added strength.
Higson Dental Group is well-known for the high-quality work we do with crowns. Using advanced technology, we are able to repair many dental issues and give people a long-lasting restoration with a pleasing smile and functional bite, which is the next best thing to natural teeth.
Fitting a new crown will often take just two visits, and will leave you feeling confident with your new smile. During the first session we’ll clean out any decay, prepare the tooth and fit a temporary crown made of plastic or metal.
In your follow-up visit, we replace the temporary crown with the new one. Once we adjust it to fit comfortably, we cement it into place. Voila! You now have a beautiful new tooth.
Crowns and bridgework will help rebuild your mouth’s functionality and appearance when teeth have been badly damaged beyond repair due to accidents, disease or natural deterioration. The most common materials used for these treatments are gold, high-grade porcelain or zirconia, which all offer long-lasting results.
Pain or discomfort in back teeth with existing dental work is often due to hairline cracks in the chewing part of the tooth. Crowns fitted to these teeth can help relive pressure and pain, allowing for a full-functioning bite. Teeth with old fillings are more prone to staining or chipping, because these teeth are weakened.
To improve the look and general appearance of your smile, porcelain crowns and bridges will work when porcelain veneers are not an option. Finally, in order to prevent breakage, crowns are used to reinforce teeth that have had extensive work done, such as with root canal fillings.
The cost of a dental crown in Alberta can be broken down into three parts:
Professional Fee + Dental Lab Fee + Additional Material Expenses = Dental Crown Cost
The professional fee combined with the dental lab fee and any other material expenses can therefore make the price of a dental crown range anywhere between $1000-1500 Canadian Dollars.
The Professional fee is the dentist’s charge for a crown. In Ontario, licensed dentists generally follow the suggested fee guide set out every year by the Alberta Dental Guide.
There is another fee that your dentist will charge, known as the Dental Lab fee. Whereas the Professional Fee covers the dentist’s expenses for their work in preparing the tooth for a dental crown, the Lab fee will cover the dental lab’s cost for making the actual crown.
An additional materials fee may be required to make your crown. We will inform you of these if they occur, but it is not typically charged with crown procedures.
Dental crowns are considered Major Restorative, and many insurers will not cover it. It is important to get a dental pre-determination to see if your insurance company will cover dental crowns.
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