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
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
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Types of Dental 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.
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
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.
Same-Day Crowns Step-by-Step
"In under an hour, the machine will have finished milling your permanent crown."
Which should I choose? A same-day or traditional crown?
Traditional Crowns May Still Be Best...
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:
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Frequently Asked Questions
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.
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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." Alexandra G.