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Dental Crown Costs

Porcelain dental crowns from our Albuquerque, NM, practice typically cost between $1,500 and $2,500.

The final price of your treatment can vary, but we accept several insurance plans and financing options to help you manage costs.

Dr. Timothy M. Kelly provides a closer look at some of the factors that affect the cost of this beneficial treatment.

How Much Do Dental Crowns Cost?

Because every patient is different, the final price of your crown treatment plan can differ depending on several factors, including:
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We only use porcelain or IPS e.max®, two top-quality materials, to craft our crowns. Porcelain and IPS e.max crowns are ultra-strong. They're designed to withstand the force of your bite and resist chipping. Lower-priced crown materials are opaque and tend to have an unnatural look, but our materials are translucent, meaning that your crowned tooth will completely blend in with the rest of your smile.

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Optional Sedation

Crown placement is not typically uncomfortable thanks to the use of local anesthesia, which will be included as part of the cost of your procedure. However, some patients tend to feel especially anxious in a dental chair, and others may have trouble sitting for extended periods of time. Though it will add to the total cost of your treatment, we can provide effective oral conscious sedation or nitrous oxide to help you relax while receiving your dental crown. Just let us know if you need this accommodation to feel relaxed.

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Preparatory Dentistry

Before you receive a dental crown, your dentist will perform a thorough examination to check the health of your teeth and gums. Some patients have cavities that need treatment before receiving a crown, and others may need a crown to protect a tooth after a root canal. Though these preparatory procedures will add to the cost of your crown treatment plan, dental insurance providers will cover at least part of the cost of medically necessary dental work. 

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Purpose of the Dental Crown

From cosmetic enhancement to the restoration or replacement of a tooth, crowns have many helpful applications in dentistry. However, the reason why they're being used can affect the price of treatment. For instance, a crown used to protect a tooth that has suffered structural damage will likely qualify for insurance coverage, but a crown used to mask dental staining or minor flaws will not. If you want to replace a tooth with a dental implant and crown instead of a dental bridge, insurance will cover the crown, but not the implant.

We will be able to determine a more accurate price for your dental crowns once we meet with you to discuss your unique needs. 

Why Choose Dr. Kelly for Your Dental Crowns?

Over 35 Years of Experience

Dr. Kelly has successfully placed strong, stunning crowns for over three decades. He is dedicated to the continual development of his knowledge and technique. In fact, other dentists from around the country trust Dr. Kelly with their own dental needs. He is a top choice for dental crowns in the Albuquerque area.

Cutting-Edge Technology

Dr. Kelly holds himself to the highest technological standard. Our practice uses modern laser scanning technology to capture incredibly accurate digital impressions. These impressions are used to create crowns that fit precisely with your natural teeth and can be color-matched to the rest of your smile.

Amazing Results

Thanks to Dr. Kelly's expertise and technology, we are able to offer permanent crowns made in-house. You can get quick, quality protection for your teeth, avoid the inconvenience of temporary crowns, and start enjoying your new smile after just one visit to our Albuquerque, NM, office.

"Professional, friendly, and very skilled." 5-Star Reviews From Our Wonderful Patients


Misti Mae


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Friendly service & staff! Dr. Timothy Kelly explained everything in a way I could understand and definitely can tell he has many years of experience in his field. Staff was also awesome with explaining billing and other services! Looking forward to next visit.

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Celia Klaus


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All the staff and Dr. Kelly are professional, friendly and very skilled. They always take great care of me and explain what treatments they will perform to care for my teeth. I highly recommend Dr. Kelly and his incredible staff.

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Are Crowns Covered by Dental Insurance?

That depends on whether your insurance provider considers your crown to be restorative or cosmetic. Restorative uses for crowns include replacing an old crown and repairing structural damage to a tooth. Cosmetic uses for crowns include masking dental discoloration and concealing small cracks or chips. While insurance does not cover cosmetic treatments, most insurance plans will help to cover the cost of a restorative crown.

We work with these dental insurance providers:

  • Delta Dental
  • United Concordia
  • Delta Dental
  • MetLife
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Making Your Dental Crown Affordable

Whether you receive coverage from insurance or pay out of pocket, we are dedicated to helping you make the dream of a healthy, beautiful smile a reality. During your consultation, Dr. Kelly will take a conservative approach to your treatment plan so you can achieve the best results at the most reasonable price.

We accept Discover, MasterCard, and Visa. We also accept financing through LendingPoint, an online lender offering timely personal loans that can help you manage the cost of treatment.

Dr. Timothy M. Kelly

Timothy M. Kelly, DMD, PA

Timothy M. Kelly, DMD, PA, has been in practice in Albuquerque, NM, since 1981. He provides a wide range of cosmetic, restorative, and general dental services, with a special emphasis on the treatment of TMJ disorder. Some of our most popular services include:

To request an appointment with Dr. Kelly, please fill out our online form or call (505) 256-1770.

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"We believe that every patient has infinite worth and should be treated with dignity and respect. We are dedicated to educating, creating awareness, and empowering people to make treatment choices that are consistent with their own beliefs, needs and desires." Dr. Tim Kelly

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