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Root Canal and Crown Cost
[Updated for 2021 ] The average cost of root canal and crown services vary because of several factors. The average root canal cost in Los Angeles is between $700 and $1500. The root canal and crown cost varies according to the tooth involved, the crown you choose, and the extent of decay or infection present in the tooth. The average cost of root canal and crown procedures is less for a front tooth. This is because the root structure of a front tooth is not as extensive as the roots of a back molar.
We deal with difficult dental problems, including failed root canals. This condition may require more procedures and increase the average cost of root canal and crown services.
We always discuss the price of root canal and crown procedures, and we let you know what the average cost of a root canal and crown procedure will be before we begin. We accept most root canal and crown cost insurance payments. We post the names of the insurance companies we work with on our website. The information is frequently updated, so you always know if we work with your insurance company to cover any portion of the root canal and crown cost.
Root Canal and Crown Dental Insurance
Our office submits the root canal and crown cost paperwork to your insurance. Most dental insurance plans do not pay the full price of root canal and crown services, and we will let you know how much of the average cost of root canal and crown procedures will be your responsibility.
If you cannot complete your share of the root canal and crown cost when the treatment is complete, our financial office will work with you. We help you set up a payment plan for the balance of the price of root canal and crown services. These payment arrangements allow our office to keep our prices down since we do not have to charge extra for unpaid root canal and crown cost accounts. We welcome you to discuss any concerns about the root canal and crown cost services before we begin.
Some people do not have any root canal and crown cost dental coverage. Our Beverly Hills financial office helps patients who do not have dental insurance coverage for the root canal and crown cost procedures. We will work with you to set up affordable low monthly payments so you can pay off the price of root canal and crown services.
We at Smile Angels of Beverly Hills offer a free second opinion root canal cost evaluation if you need the most affordable price for the root canal and crown services.
We urge you to call and come to our office. Arrange a payment plan for the root canal cost before your tooth becomes so severely infected that you risk your health from a very serious life-threatening infection. We provide 24/7 root canal emergency care.
Root Canal Procedures that are Involved in the Root Canal Cost
- •Dental examination: We will thoroughly examine the condition of the tooth causing the pain.
- X-ray: This will show the extent of the decay and if there are any infections in the tooth or the surrounding bone.
- Local Anesthetic or a Sedative: We numb the surrounding tissues with local anesthesia. If the procedure is expected to be lengthy or you are especially anxious at the dentist’s office, we may use a sedative to help you keep calm. A sedative does increase the root canal cost.
- Cleaning and Drilling: We drill a hole in the affected tooth using different sized files and flush water to access and remove decayed and any infected soft material in the center of the tooth. This pulp includes nerves, blood vessels, connective tissues, bacteria and other debris. Root canal cost is affected by the extent of the decay and if there is an infection.
- Medication: If you have an infection, you may be prescribed antibiotic medication.
- Filling and Sealing: When the decayed tooth is completely clean, it will need to be filled and sealed to prevent further damage. If the area was infected, we may wait a week to seal your tooth. We fill your tooth and seal it with a pasty mixture called gutta-percha that consists of rubber and sealer.
A root canal weakens the tooth structure. We make a customized crown to reinforce the tooth. Patients need to plan for both the root canal and crown cost.
Procedures that are Involved in Crown Costs
Read our guide to a dental crown procedure. You will have options according to the tooth location, the condition of the tooth structure, and the cost.
Types of Porcelain Crowns:
- Pressed ceramic crowns are very strong. They are made from zirconium, a very strong metal.
- Solid white zirconia porcelain crowns are very strong and are especially great for back teeth that get a lot of pressure. This crown is strong enough to withstand a tooth grinder.
- Translucent zirconia crowns reflect the color of your other teeth, and it looks just like a natural tooth. It is not as strong as the solid white zirconia or the pressed ceramic zirconia.
- Porcelain Emax crowns re very strong and aesthetically pleasing. This popular crown is made from a variety of materials including quartz, dioxide, lithium and alumina. It is often the best choice in strength and color for both front and back teeth. We make it right in the office from a block of ceramic.
- Metal Crowns:
- Gold alloy is the most expensive crown. This is is also one of the strongest materials used to build a tooth crown and is often a great choice for a back molar. Most people do not want gold on their front teeth or any of their teeth that show when they smile.
- Other base metal alloy crowns are less expensive and do the job very well in terms of strength and adhering to your tooth. However, because of appearance, most people prefer a different material for their teeth, especially the front teeth.
- Tooth Impression: We make a mold of your tooth. This will be the model used to make a perfectly fitted crown to cap your tooth.
- Temporary Crown: If there is a waiting period for your new crown to be completed, you will get a temporary crown so your tooth is protected while you eat and drink.
- Placing the Crown: When the crown is completed, we will view it together and discuss how the shape and color match your natural tooth. Then we will need to remove the temporary crown and thoroughly clean the area. We then place the crown over your tooth and secure it firmly with special dental cement.
These are the basic steps that determine the average cost of root canal and crown dental services.