What is a dental crown?
A crown covers all the tooth or a part of it. Dental crowns serve for aesthetic and prosthetic purposes as well as to protect the abutment of implants. After the dentist has prepared the tooth or has put the implant abutment on the implant, he takes an impression and sends it to the laboratory. Then the laboratory prepares the crown of the ordered material. When the crown is ready, the dentist fixes it on the tooth or on the implant abutment. After this short explanation, let’s see now the topic of dental crown cost.
What does the dental crown cost depend on? How much is a crown?
The dental crown cost depends on two factors: its material and its type.
Materials that are most commonly used for a dental crown:
– Metal-ceramic – Porcelain fused on a metal base (specially alloyed metal). Its advantage is that the porcelain is timeless, does not discolor.
– Full-ceramic/zirconia – Completely metal-free, aesthetically the most ideal, as they are the most similar to natural teeth.
– Gold-ceramic – Nowadays only used when the patient is allergic to metals.
– Plastic – Applied only for temporary restoration. Their life-span is limited to the healing phase (after surgery) until the preparation of the final denture
|Cost of a dental crown||USA*||Hungary**|
|Metal-ceramic dental crown||USA* –750 $||Hungary** –from 264 $|
|Zirconia dental crown||USA* –1260 $||Hungary** –from 402 $|
|I want to get a quote*Source: 2016 National Dental Advisory Service, Comprehensive Fee Report |
**Source: Average prices of the 3 clinics of BestDentalSolutions
**The prices are indicative, the treatment plan and quote is always prepared in Euro. Regardless, it is possible to pay for the treatments in another currency (current daily Eur exchange rate).
Below you can find two examples that represent whole jaw restorations:
Example 1: Round dental bridge made of one material: either metal-ceramic or zirconia (full ceramic)
Example 2: Round bridge each of two materials. The patient requests divided bridge units: metal-ceramic for the back teeth (which are less visible) and zirconia in the smile zone. The number of metal-ceramic or zirconia crowns/bridge units depends on the size of the smile. The combination of two materials is not possible in every case, it depends on many factors.
The treatments with a round dental bridge only serve as information.
Get a personalized quote to find out what treatment is necessary for you to restore your smile.
6 tips on how to save on the dental crown cost:
The dental crown cost can easily sum up to a fortune, but the crowns can last for decades. We have 6 tips for how patients can save on dental crown costs, without compromising on quality:
- Get your dental treatment abroad
- Visit your dentist at least once a year for a good oral hygiene
- Obtain quotes from various dentists in your town, if a trip to Hungary is not possible
- Use affordable but high-quality materials
- Use price comparison portals on the internet
- Discuss alternative solutions with the treating dentist
1. Dental crown cost – ROUND DENTAL BRIDGE
|Round dental bridge costs||USA||Hungary||You save |
|All prices are indicated in USD||Average prices||BestDentalSolutions*|
|14 unit round bridge metal-ceramic – one jaw||USA –10500 $||Hungary –3703 $||You save –6797 $|
|14 unit round bridge metal-ceramic -two jaws||USA –21000 $||Hungary –7406 $||You save –13594 $|
|14 unit round bridge zirconia – one jaw||USA –17640 $||Hungary –5635 $||You save –12012 $|
|14 unit round bridge zirconia – two jaws||USA –35280 $||Hungary –11270 $||You save –24024 $|
|I want to get a quote*The prices include the laboratory and material costs, as well as the dentist fee. |
*The prices are indicative, the treatment plan and quote is always prepared in Euro. Regardless, the payment of the treatments is in another currency possible (current daily Eur exchange rate).
2. Dental crown cost – DIVIDED ROUND DENTAL BRIDGE
|Round dental bridge costs||USA||Hungary||You save|
|All prices are indicated in USD||Average prices||BestDentalSolutions|
|14 unit round bridge – 8 zirconia crowns + 6 metal-ceramic crowns – one jaw||USA –14580 $||Hungary –4807 $||You save –9773 $|
|14 unit round bridge – 8 zirconia crowns + 6 metal-ceramic crowns – two jaws||USA –29160 $||Hungary –9614 $||You save –19546 $|
|14 unit round bridge – 6 zirconia crowns + 8 metal-ceramic crowns – one jaw||USA –13560 $||Hungary –4531$||You save –9029 $|
|14 unit round bridge – 6 zirconia crowns + 8 metal-ceramic crowns – two jaws||USA –27120 $||Hungary –9062$||You save –18058 $|
|I want to get a quoteThe number of the crowns from each material depends on the width of the smile.|