The cost of a porcelain crown can vary depending on the type of crown you select and what part of the country you live in. Generally speaking, crowns usually cost from 0 to 00 per crown. However, patients should be aware that spending money on a less expensive a crown may result in a poor quality product that needs to be replaced within a few years. This often results in the patient spending more money in the long term than they would have spent on a higher quality product initially.
Many patients want to know the difference between a porcelain crown at the PGA Dentistry and a cheaper crown from a discount dental practice. As is the case with many other dental products and services, you get what you pay for. Our products and services are specifically designed and chosen to give you superior quality and outstanding function. Yes, we could use less-expensive products to save money and cut corners on our services. But because we care about our patients and want our porcelain crowns to last, we choose to offer a higher quality product.
Here at PGA Dentistry, we believe that all of our patients deserve a beautiful smile. For this reason, we offer multiple payment options. For your convenience, we accept the following types of payment: Cash, Check, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Dental Insurance and CareCredit.
CareCredit is a healthcare financing option that allows you to pay for your porcelain crowns on credit. CareCredit offers flexible payment options and lets you choose your own pace of repayment. Additionally, CareCredit offers no-interest financing for some procedures as long as the full amount of the treatment is paid within a promotional period of 6, 12, 18, or 24 months. You can easily apply for CareCredit through their website or over the phone. Our friendly staff can also help you complete the applications form.
Springstone Patient Financing is a lending service that offers financial plans for treatments ranging anywhere from 9 to ,000. With a low interest rate and easy application process, it’s quick and easy to get the financial assistance you need for your porcelain veneer treatment. There’s no down payment and no prepayment penalties as well, and Springstone offers plans that are no-interest if paid in full in 6, 12, 18, or 24 month plans. Even families with certain credit histories can still be eligible for the service. Be sure to apply when you have made the decision to go forward with your porcelain veneer treatment.
We want to help you maximize your insurance policy coverage whenever possible. As such, our helpful staff is more than happy to talk with your insurance company and find out exactly what is covered under your policy. A portion of the cost of crowns is generally covered by insurance. Any portion of your procedure not covered by your dental insurance policy will be billed to you and is due upon receipt of our statement. Please feel free to call our office or your insurance company with any specific payment questions you may have.
The simple answer to this question is no. Brushing, flossing and regular dental exams should continue to be a part of your oral hygiene routine. However, you should also note that just because a tooth is covered with a durable and strong porcelain crown, does not mean it is protected from decay or gum disease. Patients should continue to follow good oral hygiene practices, and pay special attention to the area where the gum meets the base of the crown. Antibacterial mouth rinse is also recommended to keep the area clean and healthy. A few minutes of good daily hygiene can potentially save thousands in costs associated with a damaged crown related to poor upkeep.
Because each patient is unique and has different oral habits, there is no specific life span that can be guaranteed for porcelain crowns. The life span of your porcelain crown depends on the amount of wear the crown is exposed to, your oral hygiene practices, and your personal habits (grinding etc). However, dental crowns can usually last anywhere from 10 to 25 years depending on the quality of the dental treatment, the quality of the materials used and your bite pattern. Good oral hygiene and regular dental check-ups will help ensure that your porcelain crowns last as long as possible.
Dr. Ajmo and the amazing staff at the PGA Dentistry take pride in restoring smiles and self-confidence with porcelain crowns. Patients that live in the Palm Beach Gardens, Stuart, Jupiter and Boca Raton, FL areas can come take advantage of Dr. Ajmo's exceptional skills and experience. There is no time like the present to get your smile and your self-esteem back! Come see us today for your no-obligation consultation.