Are crowns really cheaper with dental insurance?
Average Cost for Crowns in California
- Porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns can cost around $500-$1,500 or more per tooth.
- Metal crowns of gold alloy or of base metal alloys can cost $600-$2,500 or more per tooth
- All-porcelain crowns require a higher level of skill and take more time to install than metal or porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns, and can cost $800-$3,000 or more per tooth.
- Generally dental PPO insurance plans will pay out 50% of the cost of major services (after any waiting periods the plan may have)
- With HMO dental insurance plans they are fee based which means they will have a schedule of Services braking down the cost for each covered item so cost will very but in many cases crowns would still much cheaper then not having dental insurance
- It is important to note that not all dental insurance plans will cover for All-porcelain crowns so make sure you read the plans terms and conditions.