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Dental crown costs

When a tooth needs extra protection, a dental crown may be the answer. Discover flexible options that match your needs and budget.

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How much do dental crowns cost?

On average, patients pay $1,785¹

Dental crowns can restore your smile so it’s healthy and strong again. For a cavity too large for a filling, a cracked or weakened tooth or a discolored tooth, a dental crown can keep you feeling at your best.

¹Price displayed is average price paid by patients nationwide for selected service.

What affects dental crown cost?


The material used—porcelain, ceramic, metal or a combination—affects crown costs.

Placement complexity

The more prep your tooth needs to place the crown, the higher the cost can be. If your smile needs extra care, such as a root canal or gum treatment, your care team will discuss how this affects your out-of-pocket costs.

Office location

Dental service pricing varies based on your location. In some areas, services may be higher due to higher costs of living or greater demand for dental services.

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²IL/TN: $19 New Patient Exam/X- Ray; AR/WI: $29 New Patient Exam/X- Ray. Offer available in select offices in NY, VT and WV. For new patients that do not have dental insurance. New patients must be 21 or older to receive free exam and X-rays, a minimum $80 value; the value of the savings will vary based on doctor recommendation. Procedure code 150 and 140. Offer expires 7/31/24.

³Not valid for previous or ongoing work and cannot be combined with other discounts or dental discount programs. Not valid for orthodontia. Discount taken off usual and customary fees for general dentistry services and does not apply to services rendered by a specialist. Patients with insurance will receive either the 20% discount or insurance plan pricing, whichever discount is greater. Offer expires 7/31/24.

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Your dental crown cost questions answered

The cost of dental crown without dental insurance varies based on the type of material used, the complexity of your procedure and your office location. On average, prices range from $880-1700. Consult with your local Aspen Dental team for estimated pricing based on your unique oral health needs.

If you don’t currently have dental insurance—no worries. We’ll connect you with third-party financing to ensure you get the care you need. Explore financing options and our Aspen Dental Savings Plan.

To see which providers are accepted by your local Aspen Dental office, visit their location page. We do not accept Medicaid.

The different types of dental crowns include ceramic, porcelain-fused-to-metal or all-metal crowns. Each come with their own set of benefits. Talk to your Aspen Dental care team today to see which is recommended for your oral health needs.

A dental crown is placed by reshaping the tooth, taking an impression, creating the crown in a lab and then cementing it onto the prepared tooth.

Depending on your insurance provider, your insurance may cover some, if not all, of the cost of your dental crown. For a full list of the insurance providers that we work with, check out our financing and insurance page. Refer to your local Aspen Dental office for more information. We do not accept Medicaid.  

If you don’t have insurance, no problem. At Aspen Dental, our teams work hard to provide accessible dental care for everyone. If you’re paying for your dental crown out of pocket, we’ll work with you on a financing plan that best fits your budget. A few options include payment plans, credit cards or third-party financing.

Depending on your specific oral health situation, there may be more cost-effective alternative treatments. These options can include dental bonding, dental veneers, or inlays/ onlays. Schedule a consultation with your dentist to learn more.  

It's always a good idea to ask your Aspen Dental dentist about any current offers or discounts. To make finances even easier, view our Aspen Dental Savings Plan to learn more ways to save on great dental care without insurance coverage.

Yes, dental crowns are typically considered a qualified medical expense under both FSAs and HSAs. However, it's always a good idea to check with your local Aspen Dental dentist office near you for specific details.