Dental crowns are a strong and durable option for restoring your smile. Depending on the situation, they can replace a part of your tooth or the entire tooth. Despite the benefits of dental crowns, their cost can fluctuate when covered by insurance.
Whether you need a small cosmetic fix or a more permanent solution for your decayed teeth, it pays to understand the cost of a dental crown with insurance. Here’s what to expect when it comes to dental crowns and paying through your insurance.
The Average Price of a Dental Crown
The price of dental crowns is affected by several factors. The type of material used and which tooth the crown is placed on can impact your total cost. If you have health insurance, you may be able to claim back some or all of your treatment costs in some instances.
What is the cost of a dental crown with insurance?
If you’re insured, there is a good chance your health insurance policy covers your dental crown treatment. Most private health insurance funds cover dental care as part of their General treatment, Extras, or Ancillary section.
Check your policy for major dental services, like dental crowns, because plans vary in what services are covered and what percentage of the cost insurance pays.
Health funds don’t always advertise the rebates they offer for all types of dental treatment. Your rebate for dental crowns depends on the type of plan you belong to and your level of extras.
The Australian Government gives the private health insurance rebate based on your income and age bracket. If your dentist recommends dental crown treatment, ask your health plan provider for the full rebate before your dental appointment.
Is there any coverage for dental crowns under medicare?
Medicare does not cover dental crowns unless the crowns are deemed medically necessary. In this case, it may cover your treatment. Your general practitioner can only recommend your treatment and assess whether the treatment is medically necessary.
If you’ve got a Health Care Card or Centrelink Pensioner Concession Card, you may qualify for a dental voucher under the state-based Oral Health Fee For Service Scheme (OHFFSS).
Dental vouchers are given for emergencies. If a public dental service cannot provide the necessary care, you may be granted an OHFFSS voucher for that treatment. You can use the voucher at any private dentist who is a registered OHFFSS provider, such as No Gaps Dental.
Children receiving dental benefits from Medicare may also get coverage for dental crowns. Medicare may cover up to $1,000 for qualified children’s dental treatments, including dental crowns. If your child needs a dental crown, you can contact Medicare to see if they cover it.
What are the Reasons for the Cost of Dental Crowns?
Dental crowns tend to be more expensive because of the advanced technology and procedures involved in making them. They do more than fix your teeth; they also restore their function and appearance.
Getting a conventional dental crown entails a few dental appointments in which the dentist takes a mould of your teeth. They send the mould over to a dental laboratory for fabrication of your customised dental crown.
When your dental crown is ready, you revisit your dentist to place your crown. Should any issues arise, the crown will be returned to the dental lab, and you’ll book another appointment for final crown placement.
Thanks to cutting-edge technology that expedites your procedure, No Gaps Dental offers same-day CEREC dental crowns.
What’s the CEREC Dental Crown Process?
CEREC (Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Crowns) dental crowns are designed, produced, and placed in one appointment using CAD (computer-aided design) and milling technology. Digital impressions, custom design, production, and installation are all included in one visit.
The dentist uses a digital intraoral scanner to scan your mouth. This data is then sent to a CAD/CAM computer application to communicate with our on-site milling machine. You can choose a cement block to match your dental crown to your teeth. After that, a precisely fitted, natural-looking dental crown is cut and milled.
Within 90 minutes, your permanent crown is ready for fitting. We carry out the entire CEREC crown procedure in-house, so adjustments can be made immediately. You won’t have to return for additional appointments and can have a new dental crown put in place on the same day as your appointment.
What are the Benefits of Getting a CEREC Dental Crown?
In addition to their rapid turnaround time in one appointment, CEREC tooth crowns have a few other benefits.
Improvements in fit and accuracy
Crowns can be customised to match the shape and colour of your existing teeth, a process requiring the use of cutting-edge CAD technology.
Your dentist can make sure your dental crown fits your teeth well and may correct it without sending it back to a dental laboratory.
Your CEREC crown looks natural and blends in with your surrounding teeth. Its lack of a metal core improves the aesthetic appearance by reducing light reflection.
Strength and endurance
CEREC crowns are a reliable way to restore your teeth. These dental crowns are strong and resistant to abrasion, so they can last longer.
No Gaps Dental Can Help Make Your Dental Crown Treatment Affordable
A dental crown treatment often provides the best solution for patients whose teeth need to be restored. Before committing to dental care, it’s worth checking the cost of a dental crown with insurance. If you don’t have insurance, look into what options are available to you.
No Gaps Dental works with all Australian private health funds and can set up a flexible payment plan to make your dental crown treatment affordable. You can contact us with any questions or concerns regarding our services. Call us on (02) 8806 0227 to book an appointment at one of our 15 locations across Sydney.
Oral health and dental care in Australia, Costs
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