Cost of Dental Crowns

Why choose to have dental crowns?

If you have tooth decay or have incurred a dental fracture, then dental crown treatment is an excellent choice to help protect your teeth from further harm. They are a covering placed over the teeth, not only helping to prevent further decay but also maintaining the structure of the mouth. They are available in a range of sizes, and can be made to cover a whole tooth or part of a tooth. If you have had a dental implant, discoloured teeth or have undergone root canal treatment, then a dental crown is ideal to upholding the state of your teeth. The procedure is simple and involves little discomfort.

Things to think about

You may be able to get your dental crown done on the NHS but this will probably involve the cheapest materials. This is due to the fact that the NHS work according to a strict budget, where as private clinics will be able to offer materials and treatment according to the price you are willing to pay. The price will vary according to the private clinic you visit, but the cost is generally £300 - £2,000 per tooth. It may be possible to buy in bulk by having treatment on more than one tooth, which can help to cheapen the price. There are certain things you should think about:

  • Do not be afraid to ask questions. It is always a good idea to find out what the price includes and if there are any hidden costs. A written approximation should be ascertained.
  • The price will vary according to the private clinic you attend. If you choose to have the treatment done through the NHS then this will lower the price, but the procedure and materials will not be as good. Better materials will last longer.
  • If you buy in bulk then this may help to decrease the price.
  • The price may be higher in particular regions around the country.

What does the price include?

It is advisable that you attain a written approximation before you embark upon any treatment. This is due to the fact that there may be extra charges added to the bill which you are unaware of. Though the price is around £300 - £2,000 per tooth, you should find out what this includes:

  • The skill of the dentist will affect the price. If you go to a dental practitioner with a good record then this can increase the cost.
  • Private clinics charge greater prices as they can use the best materials. If you want the best treatment for your teeth then the price will be higher.
  • The number of teeth you are having crowned will affect the price. However, buying in bulk may help to decrease the cost.

Do not be afraid to ask questions. Otherwise, hidden costs can hit you when you receive the bill.