Most dental insurance plans are intended to cover a portion of your dental expenses, but not your every dental need. It’s best to check your plan documents or call the insurer’s customer service line to inquire about coverage limitations. Plans are more likely to cover part or all of the cost of treatment for crowns that are deemed “medically necessary” because they restore damaged teeth, as opposed to crowns that are used for cosmetic purposes (like those in smile makeovers).
A possible scenario is that your dental insurance may cover the cost of a basic crown and you will have to pay out of pocket for any upgrades – e.g., CEREC same-day crowns. It is unlikely that your dental insurance plan will cover the entire cost of a CEREC crown, which can be designed, constructed and placed in a single visit. Many of our patients find it well worth it to pay for CEREC crowns because they save a lot of time and prevent the need for multiple appointments (the costs of which can add up).