What is the Average Cost of a Crown in Calgary?

Average Dental Crown Cost in Calgary
Please note that each patient’s needs are unique, and an individual consultation is required to confirm accurate treatment diagnosis and fees.

If you have a tooth with extensive decay or a large fracture and dental fillings will no longer be enough to preserve it, a crown is most definitely what you need.

A dental crown is essentially a tooth cap that covers the entire tooth. It protects and reinforces the remaining tooth structure while effectively restoring its strength and appearance. This saves the tooth from further damage that may eventually require a tooth extraction.

Sierra Dental adheres to Alberta’s ADA Fee Guide when assessing the costs of our dental services. Following this guide, crown cost in Calgary SW typically ranges from $1,431 to $1,753 For a thorough evaluation of costs, feel free to reach out to our dental team today.

How Much Does a Crown Cost in Calgary SW?

Dental Service Cost
Crown Removal $101
Composite Core $221
Crown $1,051
Lab Fees $380
TOTAL $1,753

Understanding Crown Prices

A dental crown is recommended for a tooth with extensive decay or fracture. Severe decay can weaken the tooth. So, to improve the structural integrity of the tooth, a crown can be used to cap the tooth. It will protect whatever tooth structure can be preserved while restoring strength to allow for daily functions such as biting and chewing.

If there is a dental infection treated with root canal, a dental crown is also the ideal repair after the procedure. A root canal treated tooth is more brittle and prone to breakage. So, a crown can be used as a final restoration to avoid additional harm to the tooth.

Dental crowns offer several benefits for tooth preservation. If you are looking into getting one, a deciding factor you should consider when financially preparing for it is the material for the crown. Such that, a metal-porcelain crown is considerably cheaper compared to zirconia.

Aside from this, here are other things you should know about dental crowns and their fees.

Factors that Determine the Cost of a Crown

  • Material Type: The most expensive dental crown is made from zirconia. This offers superior durability that can truly withstand time. But if you are looking for a more affordable option, you can consider a porcelain-fused-to-metal (PFM) crown.
  • Crown Build-up: If the existing tooth structure is insufficient to hold a crown, a build-up procedure is necessary. This incurs an extra expense in addition to the crown itself.
  • Crown Removal: Additional expense is also expected if you have an existing crown. This needs to be removed first before your dentist can make another one for you.

How Can I Pay for a Crown?

  • Personal Funds – We accept various payment methods for your convenience such as cash, personal cheques, and major cards.
  • Insurance – Some dental insurances include dental crowns as part of their coverage. But, crowns are not considered a major procedure. So, you may need to review your policy to determine your inclusions and limitations.
  • Canada Dental Benefit Program – Under this program, eligible Canadians can enjoy partial or full coverage on their dental crown treatment.


Does insurance cover crowns?

Dental insurance typically involves coverage for crowns, whether partial or full. But, contact your provider before the treatment for pre-authorization and to verify your policy.

Can I use the Canada Dental Benefit Program to cover crown costs?

Yes, you may be able to use the Canada Dental Benefit Program. However, this is a case-to-case basis with eligibility determined beforehand to confirm your coverage.

Why Choose Sierra Dental?

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We understand that you are busy and don’t always have time to visit a dentist for a routine checkup in the middle of your Monday. That’s why we offer extended hours from 7:00 AM to 8:30 PM Monday through Thursday.

We are also open all throughout the weekend. That’s right, we’re open every day of the week.

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To support our clients, we offer direct billing, predeterminations of treatments, and financial arrangements to all our patients to ensure smooth and easy payment transactions.

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We understand that dental services can be an unexpected expense. That’s why we offer flexible payment plans and options to suit our patients’ needs. Speak with one of our dental assistants to learn more.


At Sierra Dental, you will never struggle to find parking. Our clinics offer convenient parking options that are free of charge to our patients. It’s one more way we work to put a smile on your face.