No, crowns are not implants. Crowns are caps that are bonded to the tooth while dental implants are inserted directly into the jawbone in the mouth.
Yes, many dental benefit plans will subsidize a portion of the cost of a crown depending on your availability of funds, taking account of your plan regulations and annual plan maximum.
Crowns are prone to wear and tear. If a crown is chipped, cracked, or broken, book an appointment right away. It needs to be addressed as soon as possible to avoid discomfort and recurrent decay or trauma to the tooth that can complicate your care. Some types of crowns may be repaired to mitigate costs, while others may require more intensive management or even replacement.
Fillings vs. crowns
Fillings are meant for small to medium cavities, while crowns are used to treat teeth with greater areas of structure loss, broken teeth, and deformed teeth.