Is Crown Lengthening Expensive?
Crown lengthening in preparation for a crown or filling is considered restorative, so at least a portion of the cost is probably covered by your insurance policy. This treatment can also minimize your risk of requiring more costly treatment in the future. However, if crown lengthening is performed in preparation for a porcelain veneer, it is considered cosmetic, and will not qualify for coverage.
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Put Your Health First
Dentists only recommend this treatment if it is absolutely necessary. Failure to create a proper foundation for a restoration is risky and could result in the need for tooth extraction in the future.
A strong, healthy smile can benefit your confidence and overall health. If you are experiencing any symptoms of tooth decay or other oral health issues, speak to your dentist today.