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Dental Crowns

Are you suffering because of broken or decayed teeth? Have you been told you need a root canal?

At Pioneer Hills Dental in Aurora, CO, Dr. Terrance Wolbaum can treat you with a natural-looking dental crown.

Find out how dental crowns placed at our dentistry practice can restore the function and appearance of your teeth...

When do I need a dental crown?

What Treatment Will Look Like

Contact Us for A Consultation

Do you have a broken, infected, or painful tooth? Come see Dr. Wolbaum at Pioneer Hills Dental in Aurora, CO.

During a consultation, Dr. Wolbaum can examine your teeth and determine whether a dental crown is the right solution for you.

To request a consultation, fill out our online form, or give us a call at

(303) 766-8811

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At Pioneer Hills Dental, you can achieve your best smile.

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Alexandra Ginter

2020

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What a great dental office! Very clean, worked really well with my difficult schedule, everyone was very professional but also warm and kind. For those who don’t mind going to the dentist or those who are apprehensive about it, this office is a great choice! They’ll make you feel comfortable.

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Deborah Michael

2020

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Outstanding customer service, personalized care from Dr. Wolbaum and a gentle hygienist. As an orthodontist and former general dentist, I could not ask for more! Absolutely recommend!

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Types of Dental Crowns

Posterior Crowns

For caps that cover teeth in the posterior (back) of your mouth, we use very strong materials like zirconia. Other metal materials like stainless steel and gold can be made available, but patients usually prefer zirconia because it resembles the appearance of natural teeth.

Anterior Crowns

To cover your anterior (front) teeth that are visible when you smile, our dentist prefers to use materials that are as natural-looking as possible. We are proud to craft permanent crowns out of ceramic, porcelain, and IPS e.max®, a high-end material that creates the most lifelike results in dentistry.

Before and After Restoration

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Same-Day Crowns The Ultimate Convenience

At Pioneer Hills Dental in Aurora, CO, we make restorative dentistry faster and more convenient than ever with our state-of-the-art CEREC® same-day crown machine. With this advanced technology, Dr. Wolbaum and his staff can fabricate your personalized ceramic, porcelain, IPS e.max, or zirconia crown in our office in under an hour.

CEREC technology is completely digital, meaning we take scans of your teeth, eliminating the need for messy impression palates. We then upload the scans to the machine, which rapidly manufactures a cap. Our dentist can then place the new crown as soon as it is finished, so you don't have to wear a temporary crown or schedule multiple appointments.

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Our in-office crown-milling system can produce a permanent crown in less than an hour. In contrast, traditional treatment can take weeks.

Same-Day Crowns Step-by-Step

"In under an hour, the machine will have finished milling your permanent crown."
"In under an hour, the machine will have finished milling your permanent crown."

Tooth Preparation

Our Aurora dentist must first prepare your damaged tooth. Dr. Wolbaum will remove any decayed or infected material (this may require root canal therapy). Then, he will reshape the remaining enamel so it can easily be covered with a new crown.

Digital Impressions

Using our advanced intraoral cameras, we will take a digital impression of your bite. Our CAD/CAM (computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing) system allows our dentist to upload these 3D images directly to the CEREC machine. Then, he will digitally design a crown that will fit perfectly over your treated tooth.

Construction

Once the design is ready, the CEREC device will carve a replica of the digital image out of a block of high-grade ceramic, porcelain, IPS e.max, or zirconia. In under an hour, the machine will have finished milling your permanent crown.

Securing the Crown

It takes only a few minutes to place the dental crown once it is created. Our dentist will attach the restoration to your treated tooth with a powerful dental cement. He will make sure it fits properly and make any necessary adjustments. There is no need for a temporary crown and no recovery period or downtime. With proper care, your permanent crown should last for years to come. 

Which should I choose? A same-day or traditional crown?

Traditional Crowns May Still Be Best...

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The benefits of same-day crowns are obvious. With CEREC you can save yourself from needing a temporary crown and the inconvenience of scheduling multiple office visits. You also avoid the possibility of damaging your natural tooth while wearing a temporary crown, which is less durable than the custom-made alternative. 

However, traditional crowns remain a better option for some patients. When you choose a traditional crown, we will send your digital impressions to our partner dental lab. These labs have more materials at their disposal, so if you prefer a metal or gold crown, traditional crown treatment is right for you. Ask our dentist about the best option for your needs during your consultation at our Aurora practice.

The Cost of Dental Crown Treatment

If you are getting a crown to repair tooth decay or structural damage, the treatment is considered restorative. Your insurance will likely cover a good portion if not the entire cost of treatment for restorative purposes. On the other hand, if you are getting a dental crown for cosmetic reasons, you may not be covered. Fortunately, Pioneer Hills Dental is happy to offer flexible financing to help make treatment more affordable. CareCredit® is a great third-party financing option, allowing you to make low or no-interest monthly payments on your dental crown.

Invest in Your Oral Health

It is important to think of a dental crown as an investment that will pay off in the long run. Treatment will prevent you from developing more serious oral health conditions and even tooth loss. No matter what your individual crown costs come to, be sure it is a mere fraction of the price of complex restorative procedures, like dental implants. Save yourself the money, time, and trouble by taking care of your tooth now. If you have any questions about treatment costs or financing, do not hesitate to contact our Aurora practice. You can request an appointment online or by calling:

(303) 766-8811

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"Dr. Wolbaum and his staff are caring, efficient, and professional."

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Alijah Smith

2020

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I always hated going to the dentist until I found Pioneer Hills. Dr. Wolbaum and his staff are caring, efficient, and professional. Their oral health services are excellent, and they are compassionate about your health. By far, the best experience!

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Jerry Z

2019

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Dr. Wolbaum and everyone at Pioneer Hills are great...very professional and courteous.  They took the time to answer my questions about procedures - even my dumb questions. Their equipment and procedures appear to be state-of-the-art. I highly recommend them!

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Frequently Asked Questions

The friendly staff at Pioneer Hills Dental in Aurora, CO, is happy to answer any questions you may have about dental crowns. Some frequently asked questions include...

How long will a crown stay in place?

A dental crown can last over fifteen years with proper care. Taking care of your oral health, including daily brushing and flossing as well as regular dental visits, is the best way to ensure your restoration lasts as long as it can.

What if my dental crown becomes loose?

Because crowns fit tightly and are reinforced by strong dental cement, they rarely come loose. But in the event your restoration becomes dislodged, you should call and make an appointment for repairs immediately. Dr. Wolbaum can see most patients on the same day for emergency treatment to prevent damage to the crown or tooth.

Can I whiten a dental crown?

Dental crowns are not susceptible to whitening treatments, but they also will not be harmed by it. When you work with our Aurora dentist, we will match the color of your restoration to the shade of your natural teeth. If you are unhappy with the current color of your teeth, we recommend having a whitening treatment before crown installation.

Can I replace my metal crown?

If you want your smile to look more natural, Dr. Wolbaum can remove your previous crown and install a ceramic or porcelain crown. Replacing restorations too often is not recommended because the tooth area can become weakened. However, switching a crown once for a natural update is okay. 

A Stellar Review From Our Patient

"What a great dental office! Very clean, worked really well with my difficult schedule, everyone was very professional but also warm and kind. For those who don’t mind going to the dentist or those who are apprehensive about it, this office is a great choice! They’ll make you feel comfortable." Alexandra G.
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Pioneer Hills Dental

Pioneer Hills Dental is a comprehensive practice where patients of all ages can receive advanced dentistry in a state-of-the-art setting. Our dentist, Dr. Terrance Wolbaum, is an active member of many prestigious dental organizations, including: 

  • American Dental Association
  • Colorado Dental Association
  • International Congress of Oral Implantologists
  • Metropolitan Denver Dental Society
  • New Dentist Committee
  • Misch Fellowship

To make dentistry more affordable for families, Dr. Wolbaum proudly accepts most dental insurances and financing through CareCredit®. To book your appointment, request a consultation online or call our practice at (303) 766-8811.

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