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Dental Crown Costs

Dental crowns restore the functionality and appearance of a damaged tooth and can cost anywhere from $500 to $3,000.

Dental crowns are already a worthy investment, but we accept most dental insurances and offer financing plans to make them more affordable.

See what factors into the cost of dental crowns at Pioneer Hill Dental in Aurora, CO.

Cost Factors

The average cost of a dental crown in the United States ranges from $500 to $3,000, depending on a variety of factors, such as:

Preparatory Procedures

A dental crown is often placed after a tooth extraction, root canal, or other dentistry procedure to remove damaged or decayed tissue from the tooth. These preparatory procedures will add to the overall cost of your treatment. Necessary X-rays, scanning technology, and other equipment may also influence the price.

Materials Used During Fabrication

Our office uses materials like zirconia for crowns that require strength in the back of the mouth and materials like porcelain, IPS e.max®, and BruxZir® Esthetic Zirconia for crowns that are visible when smiling. Unlike porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns, the materials we use in our crowns, bridges, and dentures are known for being lifelike and can blend in seamlessly with natural teeth.

Dental Implants

If a tooth has been extracted or has fallen out completely, you can replace it with an implant-supported crown, a crown that attaches to an implant to completely replace a tooth. Though dental implants are expensive, they are a good investment because they can last a lifetime and are the only way to prevent jawbone atrophy, a problem that occurs after tooth loss.

Other factors that may affect the cost of your dental crown include your dentist's experience and sedation costs.

Early Action Can Help You Save Money

If oral health concerns like trauma and decay are left untreated, they can cause costly problems in the future. Your initial problem can worsen with time as tooth decay can spread to surrounding teeth and gums and dental trauma can make teeth more susceptible to decay. Receiving a porcelain crown with Pioneer Hills Dental in a timely manner can help you save time and money.

A decaying tooth
Decay can spread to surrounding teeth if not treated quickly.

Request a consultation at our Aurora, CO, dental office to protect your oral health.

Reconstructive vs. Cosmetic Crowns

Dental insurance will often cover the cost of a crown if it's used for reconstructive dentistry purposes. Here's the difference in usage between reconstructive and cosmetic crowns:



  • Used to conceal persistent discoloration
  • Giving the tooth a more consistent size or shape
  • Repairing minor dental trauma that doesn't interfere with functionality

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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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