Dental Crowns

Damaged or decayed teeth can cause you dental pain and make simple oral functions like chewing and smiling difficult or awkward.

Dr. Steven Krendl of Colorado Dental Arts in Littleton, CO, can restore your smile and oral functions with a lifelike dental crown.

Why do so many patients choose Dr. Steven Krendl to restore their smiles with top-grade porcelain dental crowns? Find out during a consultation.

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What Is a Dental Crown?

A dental crown is a cap-like restoration that covers the entire visible portion of the tooth, from the gumline to the chewing surface. Patients with chipped teeth, broken teeth, or teeth that have undergone root canal therapy can benefit from the protection crowns provide. They're an excellent choice when a filling would be too little and extraction would be too much.

Although primarily a restorative dentistry treatment, dental crowns have applications in cosmetic dentistry as well. They're highly effective at concealing teeth that are slightly misshapen, gapped, or stained in a way that teeth whitening cannot address. 

Whether your crown is restorative or cosmetic, you can rest assured that your results will look and feel real. Dr. Krendl blends the art and science of dentistry to create restorations from premium lifelike materials that last for the long term.

Benefits of Dental Crowns

Restored Oral Function

When a missing or damaged tooth is replaced or repaired with a dental crown, chewing and speaking become easier and much more comfortable.

Smile Restoration

Many of Dr. Krendl's patients come to our Littleton, CO, dental practice to restore smiles compromised by breaks, decay, deep stains, and more. Restoring a flawed tooth with a dental crown can give you a renewed, confident smile.

Strength and Protection

A crown placed on a damaged tooth can strengthen and protect the remaining dental tissue. If Dr. Krendl performed a root canal procedure to remove infected pulp from the tooth's interior, a dental crown can seal the tooth after treatment.

Replacement of Missing Teeth

Dr. Krendl may recommend a crown supported by a dental implant to replace a missing tooth. Our dentist is trained to perform all implant procedure steps, including surgery and crown attachment. Crowns supported by implants offer unparalleled stability.

Natural Appearance

Dr. Krendl can customize your dental crown by size, shape, and shade so it blends seamlessly with your existing teeth.

Long-Lasting Results

Regular brushing and flossing can help the dental crowns our dentist provides to his Littleton, CO, patients last up to 15 years. Other procedures like fillings or whitening treatments may cost less but do not last as nearly as long.

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Amy Jensen

Littleton, CO


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This is the most wonderful place, I can’t say enough. Dr. Krendall is very experienced, professional, and friendly. I could not have found a better dentist. The assistants and office staff are kind and helpful in all aspects. I was very pleased with the entire experience.

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Jalynn Bruske

Littleton, CO


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Dr. Krendle and his whole staff provided excellent care and attention to detail during my visit. They were able to get me in quickly for a crown and able to cure an existing toothache. I would highly reccomend this office.

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A dental crown from Colorado Dental Arts in Littleton, CO, can restore a weakened tooth in as little as two appointments. Our compassionate dentist, Dr. Krendl, provides comprehensive general, cosmetic, and restorative treatment plans utilizing dental crowns to improve your oral health. Options include root canal therapy to provide relief from an infected tooth, as well as implant-supported crowns to address tooth loss. Whatever your dental needs, Dr. Krendl can tailor a treatment plan to improve the form and function of your smile.

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Dental Crowns: Strengthen Your Tooth

Dental crowns help a tooth that has been weakened by trauma or too many dental fillings. In this video, Dr. Krendl explains the candidacy requirements for a dental crown and how a crown functions. He also explains why it is sometimes a better option than a dental filling.

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Dr. Krendl

Dr. Krendl has the training, knowledge, and skill to design and place top-quality dental crowns that can complete and restore your smile. His goal is to offer best-in-class dental care to his patients every time they visit our relaxing, state-of-the art Littleton, CO, practice. 

Whether you are missing a tooth, suffering from tooth pain, or have other dental issues, Dr. Krendl can help you achieve the smile of your dreams. Schedule a consultation today by using our online form or by giving us a call. 

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Littleton, CO


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Littleton, CO


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A Look at the Crown Procedure

The Timeline for a Traditional Crown

After an initial exam at our Littleton office to determine your overall dental health, Dr. Krendl will decide if a crown will be the best option to restore your tooth and discuss which material will best suit your dental needs and budget.
Dr. Krendl offers a selection of premium materials for crowns, which means your new restoration can be uniquely customized to your smile.
Dr. Krendl offers a selection of premium materials for crowns, which means your new restoration can be uniquely customized to your smile.

1st Appointment

Dr. Krendl will remove unhealthy tooth tissue, reshaping it to accept a crown in the process. Local anesthetic will keep you comfortable but sedation is always available should you need it.


Next, he will take precise digital impressions of your tooth. These are then sent to our trusted outside lab for fabrication. The process takes about two weeks.

Temporary Crown Placement

Dr. Krendl will create and place a temporary crown to wear to protect your tooth. He will give you instructions on how to care for your temporary crown until your permanent one is ready.

2nd Appointment

When you return to our office, Dr. Krendl will inspect the permanent crown to make sure it looks and fits perfectly. He will then remove your temporary crown and cement your new, lifelike dental crown in place.

A Fresh Smile in Two Appointments Why Not Begin Today?

If you've been putting off repairing a broken tooth, there's no reason to delay any longer. Dr. Krendl can have a new crown designed and placed in just two appointments over two weeks, and he'll provide a lifelike temporary to protect your tooth in the meantime. We're ready to get to work on your new restoration. Contact us online or call us in Littleton to begin.

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Littleton, CO


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Very informative and helpful to dental health. The office is clean and beautiful and the staff is extremely nice and welcoming!

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Littleton, CO


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Julie is the best and most thorough dental hygienist I've ever had. This practice and Dr. Krendl has made a great first impression with the level of care and explanation on what needs to be done.

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An Implant-Supported Crown Can Fill a Gap in Your Smile

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Crowns are used to restore compromised teeth, but they can also be used to replace teeth that are missing entirely. In fact, if you're missing a tooth, a crown supported by a dental implant is the best option to replace it.

Why? Because dental implants are the only thing that can prevent the jawbone from weakening after losing teeth. Every time you bite down, the implant will send stimulating signals to your jaw. This stimulation helps keep the bone healthy and strong.

Crowns are anchored to implants via secure connector pieces called abutments. They will never wiggle or become loose when eating or speaking, just like natural teeth.

Another great thing about dental implants is how customizable treatment is. No matter how many teeth you're missing or where they're located in your mouth, Dr. Krendl can plan a series of implant crowns, a custom implant bridge, or even a full implant denture to restore your smile.

How to Care for Your New Dental Crown

Both permanent and temporary crowns from Colorado Dental Arts in Littleton are made of high-quality materials, but that does not mean they are indestructible. While restorations made of zirconia and IPS e.max offer a longer lifespan compared to porcelain, all dental crowns eventually need to be replaced. However, there are a few measures you can take to help extend the life of your crown, including:

Be Mindful of What You Eat

What you eat has a significant impact on the longevity of your dental crown. You will want to avoid chewy or sticky foods including caramel, chewing gum, and taffy, even after receiving your permanent crown. Hard foods such as pretzels, seeds, nuts, granola, hard candy, and ice can dislodge a crown and are best avoided. Tough-to-chew foods such as hard bread or steak can also cause issues with a temporary crown, but can still be eaten with the proper care following the placement of your permanent crown.

Maintain Proper Oral Hygiene

To maintain a dental crown, you can follow the same hygiene routine as you would for your natural teeth. To avoid scratching your restoration, we advise using non-abrasive toothpaste. Flossing front to back rather than up and down can help avoid dislodging your crown.

Visit the Dentist Regularly

Visiting the dentist at least twice a year allows Dr. Krendl to regularly monitor the condition of your crown. Should he spot any issue with your restoration, he can address it before it becomes a more serious problem.

Minimize Unnecessary Wear

If you have bruxism, wearing a nightguard while you sleep can minimize excessive wear on your teeth and crown. Habits such as opening packages with your teeth, chewing on pens and pencils, and fingernail biting can also prematurely wear your restoration and should be avoided.

Need a Crown Because of Teeth Grinding? Explore TMJ Treatment With Dr. Krendl

Clenching and grinding can wear down your teeth to the point where crowns are necessary to restore function. These actions are also key symptoms of a TMJ disorder, along with headaches, jaw pain, and stiff jaw joints. If worn teeth or any of these other symptoms sound familiar to you, you may benefit from a TMJ consultation with Dr. Krendl.

In addition to designing and placing restorative crowns, he also diagnoses TMJ conditions and provides effective treatment options, like Invisalign® and custom oral appliances, to put an end to grinding and other uncomfortable symptoms. You can find relief from your jaw pain and a fresh start for your teeth here at our Littleton, CO, practice.

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Littleton, CO


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Littleton, CO


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The front office staff is great to deal with and very efficient. Additionally, Julie is a kind and caring hygentist. Overall experience was great.

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Dr. Steven Krendl

Colorado Dental Arts

Dr. Steven Krendl and the team at Colorado Dental Arts in Littleton, CO, offer comprehensive cosmetic, restorative, and family dentistry. We are proud to be affiliated with:

  • The American Dental Association
  • The International Congress of Oral Implantologists
  • The Colorado Dental Association
  • The Metropolitan Denver Dental Society
  • Fellow at The International Congress of Oral Implantologists
  • Graduate of The Misch International Implant Institute

To make dental treatment as accessible as possible, we offer late-night and weekend appointments. Schedule a visit by contacting us online or calling (303) 978-9572.

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