Dear patients.

We are happy to say that we are planning to reopen our office for patient treatment on Monday, May 4th. Initially we will be open from 8am til 2pm though we will expand those hours as needed.

COVID-19 has been a very difficult time for all of us. Many of you have been forced to wait for dental care, and we deeply appreciate your understanding while we kept our office closed to help control the spread of the coronavirus.

Your health and well-being continue to be our highest priority, and we are ONLY opening because we have carefully planned and revised our office procedures to greatly minimize the risk of infection for our patients and our team members. Our own families are also patients here, so you can be assured that we’ll be taking care of you just as well as we’ll be taking care of them.

For your peace of mind, the measures we will be taking to provide a safe dental treatment experience include, but are not limited to, the following:

Upon Your Arrival at the Office

●     Patients will be screened BEFORE treatment and temperatures will be checked. Any patients showing signs of a fever or other symptoms of illness will be asked to reschedule their appointment.

●     ONLY patients will be allowed entry into the office. Parents and other family members will be asked to wait outside whenever possible.

●     Patients are asked to wait in their cars or outside the office until their scheduled appointment time.

●     The waiting area chairs will be spaced apart to allow for 6 feet of distancing.

●     We will ask that you continue to practice social distancing measures in common areas of the office, including the front desk.

●     The front door and the door between the waiting area and operatories will be propped open all day.

●     There will be no physical contact with patients with the exception of treatment.

During Treatment

●     All rooms will be COMPLETELY sterilized before each patient is seated, and public areas, including restrooms, will be cleaned and sterilized frequently throughout the day.

●     All operatories have high-volume air filtration and we have installed a whole office purification system. This system will kill the Covid virus along with other contaminates

●     Our team will STRICTLY follow guidelines set forth by the CDC, OSHA, and ADA in regards to personal protective equipment (PPE) and office sterilization.

●     During patient care, goggles or face shields will be worn by everyone and changed between patients.

●     All surfaces that came in contact with the patient will be wiped with disinfectant including the patient chair.

Checking Out After Your Appointment

●    We will be requesting prepayments when we know the amount of payment which will expidite your visit 

●     All efforts will be made to complete scheduling in the back of the office so you can leave without stopping at the front desk

We are proceeding with an abundance of caution, but we want you to feel as confident as we do that any visit you make to our office will be a safe one.

We also realize that many of you have been impacted financially during this outbreak, and we have solutions to keep dental care affordable for you and your family.

To discuss these payment options, schedule an appointment, or ask us any questions you may have about your next visit, please don’t hesitate to contact us at 757-473-8482

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Dr. Parr, Dr. Frey and the Smile Center Team

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. 

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