Dental Crowns: What Are They and How Much Do They Cost?


family smiling after receiving dental crowns

In this blog, we’ll go over crowns. While they’re tailored and fit for royalty because of their high-quality, we’re not talking about the kind of crown a queen or king wears…

We’re talking about dental crowns that help restore teeth both in beauty and function.

If you’ve found yourself needing a tooth restoration due to a recent dental procedure like a root canal or a dental implant, have experienced tooth damage, or are simply seeking a crown replacement, then you’re in the right place.

At Downtown Dentistry, we’ll help you understand what a dental crown really is and why it’s so great!

Let’s get started:

What is a dental crown?

A dental crown is a tooth cover that protects a tooth from further damage, restores tooth function, and is made to look just like your natural smile.

How are dental crowns made?

  • First, your dentist takes impressions of your teeth and places a temporary crown.
  • Second, a dental lab creates your custom crown made to match your smile.
  • Third, your permanent crown adheres to your tooth or dental implant.

Two visits later:


Once done, you can enjoy your complete smile once again without worrying about how you look or what you can or can’t eat.

Sounds easy enough, right?

It is!

Dental restorations have come very far with the extraordinary technology we have today, and there’s no reason why anyone should settle for anything but the best.

How much does a dental crown cost?

The cost of a dental crown varies based on your insurance coverage, the extent of work (including prep-work for the tooth), and the type of crown restoration. The average cost ranges from $800 – $2500 depending on the crown type.

Yes, there are different dental crowns (different coverage types and materials), but they all have the same goal:

To restore your tooth.

To find out which type is best for you and how much your dental crown costs, please schedule a consultation with your local dentist. We promise it’s way easier than you probably think, and the price is well worth it.

Most importantly:

Crowns are a long-term investment and can last for up to 10 years and even longer with great dental care, including brushing and flossing every day, maintaining dental visits, wearing a nightguard if needed, and implementing a healthy lifestyle.

Crowns are super easy to care for. Just care for your crown like you’d care for your natural teeth. To prevent problems (like an ill-fitting crown or broken crown), your dentist will check your dental work integrity at your regular appointments.

Looking for a dental crown in Seattle, WA?

A broken, damaged, or missing tooth or crown is super stressful and inconvenient. Luckily, advanced dental technology coupled with our dentist, Dr. Kathy Curtis’ expertise, makes it easier to get a tooth restoration.

Dental crowns look natural, feel natural, and are fixed to your tooth or implant so you can feel confident about your smile.

Additionally, we offer in-office comforts because we truly care about your well-being. These include warm blankets, neck wraps, aromatherapy, hot towels, relaxing music, comfortable recliners, and paraffin wax treatments.

Say “goodbye” to dental anxiety and “hello” to the best dental care in downtown Seattle!

Schedule a dental crown visit today:

Downtown Dentistry is located in Seattle, WA and we happily welcome patients from our surrounding communities and neighborhoods, including Bellevue, Redmond, Renton, Kent, Capitol Hill, Queen Anne, and South Lake Union.


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