Dental Crown Insurance Coverage
A dental crown is an effective way to protect a tooth and support long-term dental health. It helps patients who want to keep a tooth that has suffered from moderate damage or decay, but still is healthy enough to remain intact if given the proper support and care. Since crowns are much more convenient than more intensive procedures, they are very popular.
Let’s learn more:
Why Would Someone Need a Dental Crown?
A dental crown is usually used in situations where the top surface of the tooth is damaged but the interior and root still are relatively healthy. By using a dental crown instead of an ordinary filling, your dentist helps to ensure the tooth stays intact. A crown makes the tooth stronger while guarding it against decay and other issues in the future.
How Much Does a Crown Cost?
As with any dental procedure, tooth crown cost can vary. This is true in Madison, WI, and all across the United States. Common factors that can influence the cost include the level of damage the tooth already has, plus the composition of the new crown. Without dental insurance, a crown for a single tooth usually costs somewhere around $600. Traditional medical insurance rarely covers this.
Momentum’s individual dental insurance plans make crowns and other expensive procedures more affordable. Our Gold and Platinum plans cover 50% of the cost of crowns after a 12 month waiting period, and our Protect Plan provides discount savings on regularly priced crowns through Dental Health Associates. The cost of a crown with insurance is much more affordable than paying out of pocket for a crown without insurance.
What is the Procedure Like?
Getting a dental crown usually requires two visits to the dentist. Much of the work actually takes place during the first visit. At that time, an impression of the teeth is taken and the tooth that will be treated is prepared. At the end of the visit, a temporary crown is placed on the tooth. The permanent one will take its place during the second visit.
During the second visit, the crown is installed on the tooth. Because of the dental impression that was made before, the fit should be perfect. Dental crowns are intended to be very long-lasting. People who have dental crowns can return to their normal activities right away. They should continue brushing and flossing as usual unless advised otherwise by the dentist.
What is the Difference between a Dental Crown and a Dental Implant?
A traditional dental crown is supported by the tooth’s natural root and an implant is used when a tooth is missing or must be completely removed. The implant contains its own support system replacing the natural root with a titanium screw.
Momentum Insurance Can Help You with Your Dental Crown
If you see a dentist promptly, a dental crown can defend your tooth and make sure you do not have to have it removed. Many people hesitate to visit the dentist due to cost, but dental insurance can help.