Has your dentist told you that you need a dental crown, but you’ve been putting it off because you’re anxious about the treatment or worried about the cost? Unfortunately, leaving your smile untreated can end up costing you much more in the long run! In fact, there are several very important reasons why you shouldn’t put off getting a dental crown if you need one, especially now. Find out how repairing your smile before the year ends can save you time, money, and painful complications in the future.
What Happens If I Postpone Getting a Dental Crown?
Dental crowns are custom-made, tooth-shaped caps that fit snugly over an injured or weakened tooth. They’re designed to hold the enamel together and encapsulate the entire visible surface, which strengthens the tooth while protecting it from future damage and decay.
Since each dental crown is crafted out of high-quality materials for your unique smile, they can be a little more expensive than other treatments. However, the longer you avoid repairing your tooth, the higher your risk is of developing severe damage or a serious infection. Not only are these problems painful, but they may cost even more than your dental crown.
Does Dental Insurance Cover the Cost of Dental Crowns?
Even though dental crowns can dramatically improve the appearance of a tooth, they’re typically covered under dental insurance as a restorative service and not a cosmetic treatment. As a major procedure, most dental insurance companies will cover 50% of a dental crown, which could end up saving you thousands of dollars depending on the type of restoration you need.
Remember, even though you’ll still be responsible for half of the cost of your dental crown, this repair is a worthwhile investment. Leaving your tooth untreated can cause complex complications that cost much more and can damage your oral health.
Why Should I Get My Dental Crown Before the Year Ends?
If you need a dental crown, you should get it before the year ends. By now, you have probably paid your deductible but haven’t reached your annual maximum yet. Most dental insurance policies renew at the end of each calendar year, and whatever is left of your annual maximum will expire. If you wait until your plan renews to get treatment, your deductible will be reset and you’ll need to pay for more if not all of your dental crown. If you haven’t reached your annual maximum yet, it’s a good idea to make the most of it by repairing your smile before the year ends!
Regardless of the time of year, you shouldn’t put off caring for your oral health. As the year comes to a close, it’s a great time to make the most of your dental insurance and get the treatments you need!
About the Practice
At Premier Care Dental, we go above and beyond to make great oral health care achievable and affordable for all the smiles of Grants Pass and the surrounding communities. Not only will we take your insurance, but we’ll be more than happy to file your claims, handle any paperwork, and ensure that you’re maximizing your benefits and minimizing your out-of-pocket expenses. In addition, we also offer financing options through CareCredit or Proceed Finance, as well as our own in-office dental savings plan. To see how affordable caring for your smile can be, don’t hesitate to contact us via our website or at (541) 476-4583.