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Dental Crowns

Is a broken or decayed tooth hurting your smile? Have you been told you need a root canal?

At Pioneer Hills Dental in Aurora, CO, Dr. Terrance Wolbaum can make your tooth as good as new 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

Why Choose Our Aurora, CO, Practice for Dental Crowns?

High-Tech Diagnostics

We utilize digital X-rays to diagnose problems and diseases that may need to be addressed before dental crown placement. This caliber of technology also allows our Aurora dental office to give you more precise dental care, resulting in a longer-lasting solution customized just for you.

The Right Materials for You

Depending on the state of your affected tooth or teeth and the location in your mouth, we have multiple options for what your final dental crown is made from. We can use incredibly strong materials like zirconia for posterior teeth, and lifelike IPS e.max® and esthetic zirconia for anterior teeth.

Timely Repairs and Ongoing Care

Whether you turn to us to replace your existing porcelain crown or are receiving this restoration for the first time, know that we value developing relationships with our patients that go beyond the procedure in question. You can return to us for prompt repairs if your crown suffers damage and periodic cleanings to keep your smile as healthy as ever.

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, or if another option such as a dental bridge is a better fit.

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


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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


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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.

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Dental Crowns Step-by-Step

Our dentist will thoroughly numb your tooth before the procedure. We also offer sedation to help patients relax during treatment. 
Our dentist will thoroughly numb your tooth before the procedure. We also offer sedation to help patients relax during treatment. 

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.


We will send your digital impressions to our partner dental lab. These labs have many materials at their disposal; ask our dentist about the best option for your needs during your consultation at our Aurora practice. In the meantime, you will be provided with a temporary crown made of resin.

Securing the Crown

Once your restoration is ready, our dentist will remove the temporary crown made of resin and attach the permanent one to your treated tooth with a powerful dental cement. He will make sure it fits properly and make any necessary adjustments. With proper care, your permanent crown should last for years to come. 

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 more complex restorative procedures, like a dental bridge or dental implants.

Save yourself money, time, and trouble by taking care of your tooth now. If you have any questions about treatment costs, do not hesitate to contact our Aurora practice. You can request an appointment online or by calling:

(303) 766-8811

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


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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


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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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"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.

Exploring Candidacy Is a Dental Crown Right for You?

Most individuals with damaged or decaying teeth will be good candidates for traditional dental crowns. If your tooth is severely compromised, you may be a better candidate for a dental bridge or implant-supported crown. Dr. Wolbaum works closely with all patients on an individual basis to assess their needs and provide the recommended care right here in our dental office.

During your consultation, he will take a close look at the state of your teeth and determine candidacy based on the following criteria:

Sufficient Tooth Structure

For a crown to successfully restore your smile, at least one-third of the affected tooth must be intact. Dr. Wolbaum will gently reshape the affected tooth before placing the crown.

Periodontal Health

Gum disease and other oral health concerns must be treated before Dr. Wolbaum can place a permanent crown. Depending on his findings, he’ll develop a thorough treatment plan that ensures your final results aren’t just aesthetically pleasing, but promote your oral health, as well.

Implant Requirements

If you are missing a tooth, a crown supported by a dental implant can be effective in giving new life to your smile. However, dental implants have unique requirements of their own, such as sufficient jawbone density. Dr. Wolbaum will consult you on any dental work you may need before qualifying for implant-supported dental crowns.

Nervous About Getting Dental Treatment? Sedation Dentistry Helps You Feel at Ease

Many individuals shy away from getting the dental work they need because they are worried it may hurt. Fortunately, our dental office offers sedation options to patients who have dental anxiety or who are undergoing several procedures that keep them in a chair for an extended period. Sedation helps patients feel calm and relaxed during treatment, making your visit that much easier. 

If fear of visiting the dentist is standing in between you and getting dental crowns, know that our Aurora, CO, office has everything you need to feel at ease every step of the way.

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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 responsive to whitening treatments, but they also will not be harmed by them. When you work with our Aurora dental office, 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 installing a crown crafted from porcelain or other high-quality material.

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 zirconia, porcelain, or IPS e.max 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, especially if you are upgrading to porcelain or other high-grade material.

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.

"Highly recommend if you want a superb dentist" Why Patients Love Our Aurora, CO, Practice


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Just started at Pioneer Hills Dental and they are super friendly!! They are super thorough as well as being gentle. Highly recommend if you want a superb dentist

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Jeremy Yamada


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Staff and Dr. are caring and and don't rush me through. The practice looks nice and modern too. They've also helped me out a lot when I needed help ASAP with a problematic crown from my previous place.

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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
  • Dawson Academy

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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