The final steps in the dental implants procedure is placing the abutment and dental crown to the titanium implant. A dental crown is a prosthetic tooth that is custom made to fit perfectly into the patients mouth and return full functionality as if the original tooth had never fallen out or become damaged in the first place.
Like every other part of the dental implants procedure, the cost of a dental crown will depend on a variety of factors such as:
- the experience and reputation of the dentist
- type of crown and the material it is made of
- the brand of crown chosen
On average, here are the costs associated with the three most popular types of crowns. 400-2700
All Metal Crown Cost
All metal crowns are very reliable and last longer than other types since they do not chip or crack when exposed to hard forces. The downside is that these crowns are made of metals like gold alloy, nickel or palladium so they don’t blend in nicely with the natural teeth. As a result, they are most often used to replace molars or other teeth in the back of the mouth.
The average cost of metal crowns can range from $800 to around $1900
Porcelain Fused To Metal Crowns
Another option that offers good durability but blends in nicer with the natural teeth is a crown with a metal interior and a porcelain exterior. On top of having these great qualities, they are also one of the most affordable type of crowns available. Because of these factors, these are the most common type of crown and are used for the back or front teeth, however, they do have a higher chance of cracking or chipping if used to replace a molar which receives more impact than the front teeth.
Crowns made with a porcelain/metal mix range in price from around $400 to $1300
All Porcelain Or Ceramic Crown Cost
Another popular option for crown materials is crowns made out of porcelain or ceramics. The two major benefits of these crowns is that they look the most realistic and they are bio-compatible, making them the best choice for people that may have allergies to metals. The downside, however, is that they are far less durable than metal making them more prone to crack or chip. These are usually used to replace front teeth since they are more visible and take less impact than molars.
All porcelain and ceramic crowns can range in cost from $1200 to $2700