Dear Valued Patient of D&P Dentistry, 


We are happy to report that we are able to start the process of a soft reopening as of May 11th.  However, there will be many policy changes made within the office that will be utilized at least for the first several weeks of as we adapt to these uncertain times.  We will be seeing patients at half capacity in order to practice optimum infection control, social distancing and also to control the burn rate of our personal protective equipment as it will still not be readily available in the future. 


 If you have an upcoming appointment and plan to reschedule PLEASE call us asap! As we are continuing to work on the schedule and accommodate everyone. The following are important steps patients should be informed of...


1.  Please arrive promptly for you appointment, remain in your car and call the office at (352) 331-4626 when you arrive.  
2.  Please wear your face covering or mask in the office (pursuant to the state of Florida office of the governor executive order number 20-11 and Alachua County Commissioner. 
3. A staff member will meet you at your car where you will be screened. We will check your temperature and pulse ox and have you fill out a questionnaire.  
4. We will take you straight back to the treatment room for your procedure. 
5. We ask that anyone accompanying you remain in the car. 


  * Please bring a jacket or blanket if you normally get cold! The temperature will be down and we will be wearing added gear. 


While some things seem so different we hope you find comfort knowing that at we are taking all necessary steps to protect our patients and staff.  Under all the masks and face shields the same familiar faces you are used to seeing will be taking care of you! 
                           

Thank you for your support!

 D&P Dentistry Team
 

We will continue to provide updates as needed. 

Dental Crown Cost

Dental crowns can be a great option for patients with decayed, broken, or missing teeth. Although most insurance companies may cover or partially cover the cost of your restorative treatment, the final dental crown cost will be dependent on a number of factors including the extent of your damage, whether your crown is manufactured onsite or in a lab, and your desired results. During your consultation, your doctor will assess your condition and recommend a treatment plan that best helps you restore long-lasting health to your smile. The starting cost for a dental crown can range anywhere from $500 to $2,500.

Factors Affecting Cost

Factors Affecting Dental Crown Cost
The cost of a crown is dependent on the experience of your dentist, and the materials used.

Factors that Affect Cost

Every smile is different, and the final cost of a dental crown may vary from patient to patient. Although a large part of the cost will depend on the condition of your smile, you may find that there are a few factors that can be customized to adjust the price of your treatment.

Extent of Damage

The higher the level of decay or damage to your tooth, the higher the cost of your crown will be because of the preparation required prior to placing the crown. If you choose a dental crown to repair damage after root canal therapy, the cost of your procedure will be higher because your dentist must first remove the infection from your tooth. This is usually done over two appointments. If you are choosing a dental crown to replace a missing tooth, the cost will be higher because your doctor will likely recommend a dental implant.

Manufacturing

Many offices are equipped with on-site computer-aided design and manufacturing units which can be used to create stunning, durable same day porcelain crowns. Dentists are able to design and create crowns on the same day of your appointment, eliminating laboratory costs. In general, crowns produced on a CAD/CAM system such as CEREC® or E4D® are more cost-effective than crowns manufactured in a lab. Same day crowns also eliminate the need for temporary crowns, which can add to the cost of your treatment. 

Traditional or Implant-Retained

If you are receiving a dental crown to restore a missing tooth, your dentist may recommend a dental implant. Placed during oral surgery, this biocompatible implant will securely anchor your crown directly to your jawbone and provide superior support and stability. A single implant costs between $1,600 and $2,200.

Whether Sedation Is Needed

In general, crowns produced on a CAD-CAM system such as CEREC or E4D are more cost-effective than crowns manufactured in a lab

As dental crowns are not placed during surgery, most patients do not require sedation. However, patients with dental phobia or a fear of the dentist may choose to receive medication or intravenous (IV) sedation to ease their anxiety during the procedure. Choosing sedation can also add to the overall cost of your treatment. 

Materials Used

Although your dentist will help you choose a material that best suits your condition and desired outcomes, the material can also affect the price of your crown. Materials range in quality, aesthetics, and price. Common materials used for crowns include:

  • Metal: Metal crowns are ideal for back teeth because of their cosmetic disadvantage, but they are good options for patients with bruxism (teeth grinding and jaw clenching) and patients who are on a budget. 
  • Porcelain-fused-to-metal: These restorations are also good options for patients who are prone to tooth grinding. Although they are a more cosmetic option than all-metal crowns, they do not provide the same level of aestheticism as all-porcelain restorations. 
  • Tooth-Colored: All-porcelain and all-ceramic are more expensive options because they closely mirror the color and aesthetics of your tooth. However, they may not be as durable as metal restorations. All-resin crowns are a cost-effective, tooth-colored option, but they are also prone to excessive wear and breakage. 
  • Zirconia: Zirconia crowns are the most expensive option, but offer outstanding aesthetics and durability. These crowns closely mirror the texture, color, and translucency of your natural smile but are not as fragile as conventional tooth-colored porcelain restorations. 

During your initial consultation, your dentist will help you decide which materials are an option based on your oral health, concerns, and budget. 

Number of Crowns Needed

The more crowns you require, the higher the cost of your overall treatment will be. However, matching the texture and shade of your teeth is a difficult process, and many dentists offer a discount per unit if you are receiving multiple crowns at once.

Combining Crowns with Other Treatments 

Although crowns can help restore strength, structure, and aesthetics to your teeth, you may require additional treatment if you have extensive oral health issues. When combined with other procedures such as gum disease treatment, dental implants, and joint therapy, the total cost of your rehabilitation will be higher. 

Financing Your Treatment 

If they are being used to treat decay, broken teeth, or other functional issues, dental crowns are not considered cosmetic restorations and will typically be covered by your insurance company. However, insurance companies may not cover the price of additional services or custom materials. 

D&P Dentistry

The team of dental professionals at D&P Dentistry provides exceptional dental work and patient education to help you and your family achieve your best smiles. Our doctors are affiliated with:

  • American Dental Association
  • Alachua County Dental Association

To schedule an appointment at our Gainesville, FL, office, please contact us online or call (352) 331-4626.

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