I am interested in replacing three of my old crowns with CEREC crowns because I like the idea of not having to wait weeks for a crown as I did with the current ones. Does dental insurance cover CEREC? Thank you. Samuel T. From Des Moines, IA
Samuel – Thank you for your question.
Does Dental Insurance Cover CEREC Crowns?
Most dental insurance plans provide some coverage for restoring a tooth with a dental crown, including CEREC and other same-day crowns. Although your dental insurance plan will not cover the entire cost of your CEREC® crown, it may provide some benefits. Contact your insurance provider to receive information on the benefits available. If your current dentist has same-day crown technology in their office, you can call the financial services representative at the office to ask out what your plan covers.
How Much Does a CEREC Crown Cost?
A CEREC crown in the US costs $600 to $2,000 depending on dental fees in your city and state. Each patient’s case is different, and the procedures a dentist must complete to prepare your tooth for a crown affect the cost.
What Does the Cost of a Same-Day Crown Include?
The cost of a same-day crown includes the following:
- Digital or physical impressions of your mouth
- Tooth preparation
- Lab fees (if applicable)
- Ceramic block to make the crown
- Fees associated with sculpting the block, adding any final changes, and fitting it
Whenever you receive a dental crown, we recommend finding a skilled cosmetic dentist for it. They can achieve beautiful results and ensure your dental crown looks like a natural tooth. And if you have a worn or decayed tooth but have not received a crown yet, a cosmetic dentist will determine whether you need a crown or more conservative treatment.