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Dental Crowns

A decayed, damaged, or discolored tooth can cause pain, interfere with chewing and speaking, and make you feel self-conscious about smiling.

Dr. Gregory Bauer of Bear Creek Family Dental in Lakewood, Colorado, provides lifelike dental crowns to protect damaged teeth.

Why are dental crowns placed by Dr. Bauer such an effective solution?

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The Benefits of Dental Crowns

A crown is a cap-shaped restoration that fits completely over a tooth, covering dental issues and protecting the tooth from further damage. When placed by an expert dentist like Dr. Bauer, crowns provide a number of benefits, including:

Repair and Protect

Dr. Bauer can use crowns to repair teeth affected by decay, infection, worn enamel, or injury. These restorations protect compromised teeth from further damage, preventing the need for costly tooth extractions.

Long-Lasting Solution

Our dental crowns are crafted from strong materials designed to withstand the daily wear and tear of chewing and speaking. With regular check-ups and proper dental care, including brushing and flossing, your crown could last over 10 years.

Natural-Looking Results

We fabricate our crowns from advanced materials like high-grade porcelain, which mimics the look and feel of natural teeth. This means your restoration will blend seamlessly into your smile for incredibly realistic results.

Replace Missing Teeth

Crowns can support a dental bridge or attach to dental implants to replace missing teeth, complete your smile, and restore your oral health.

A Look at the Procedure

This is the basic crown placement procedure performed by Dr. Bauer at his state-of-the-art practice in Lakewood, Colorado. In some cases, he and his team are able to remove dental decay with the advanced Epic Hygiene™ diode laser system. This FDA-approved laser precisely vaporizes dental tissue with less bleeding, discomfort, and infection risks than traditional methods.

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Experience, skill, modern technology, and favorable patient reviews all count when choosing a family dentist to perform dental crown placement or other kinds of dental procedures. Dr. Gregory Bauer has all of these attributes and more, making him the top choice among Lakewood-area patients.

Dr. Bauer is a friendly, educated dentist who has been practicing since 2012. He and his warm, welcoming staff are focused on giving your family a healthy, beautiful smile through state-of-the-art preventative, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry. Your optimal oral health and comfort is their number one priority.

Schedule an appointment today, either online or by phone, and see for yourself why our patients feel at ease as soon as they walk in the door.  

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5-Star Reviews for Dr. Bauer and Bear Creek Family Dental "they do the best dental work around"




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Is it crazy to say that I actually look forward to going to the dentist!?? I have been going to Dr. Bauer for years (both the old one and the new one) and they do the best dental work around! The whole staff is friendly and courteous and they truly make me love my teeth!! Best dentist ever!

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I have never found a dentistry more capable, friendly, and personable. The staff is exceptional, outshined only by Dr. Bauer himself, who offers a gentle approach to whatever task at hand --- whether just routine exam, or replacing a filling or crown...

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Crowns Offered by Dr. Bauer

Dr. Bauer of Lakewood, CO, offers crowns made from various materials, including gold and high-grade porcelain. Of the two, tooth-colored porcelain tends to be more popular. Here's why:

  • Porcelain crowns can be customized to match the shade and color of your existing teeth. Gold restorations have a shiny, metallic look that is easily noticed, even in the back of your mouth.
  • Although rare, some patients can develop severe allergic reactions to metallic tooth restorations such as gold crowns.
  • In truth, gold crowns can last for decades and may cost less than porcelain crowns, but many of Dr. Bauer's patients are willing to pay a bit more to receive natural-looking, durable porcelain restorations.

Porcelain Crowns are a Long-Lasting Treatment Option

How Is a Dental Crown Placed?

It usually takes two visits with our dentist for the dental crown process to be completed. A numbing anesthetic will be administered at the beginning of each appointment so that you will feel very little to no discomfort.

Tooth Preparation

Dr. Bauer will prepare the tooth for crown placement by removing decayed material and reshaping the tooth. Root canal therapy may be necessary to remove infected tissue.


We will take impressions of your bite and send them to our trusted off-site dental lab, where technicians will custom-craft your permanent crown.

Temporary Crown

We will place a temporary crown before your appointment is complete. We will provide detailed instructions on how to care for your temporary crown.

Permanent Crown

In about two weeks, you will return to our office in Lakewood, CO. Dr. Bauer will remove the temporary crown and place your permanent crown. Your damaged tooth will now be covered and protected by a natural-looking restoration.

Our Goal Is to Provide the Best Care "he has a gentle touch making it as painless as possible"


Rory Ciepiela


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I want you to know, every time I setup an appointment at Bear Creek Family Dental, your staff and you have always done a fantastic job with all my Dental needs from Cleaning to Crowns... Thank you for taking the time to explain the processes you use and recommendations you give me for my oral care...

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Wanda Steadman


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Dr. Gregory Bauer and his staff are awesome!!! They are super friendly and provide great dental care. I've needed crowns and other non-routine services and he has a gentle touch making it as painless as possible. I highly recommend him/Bear Creek Family Dentistry.

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Am I a Good Candidate for a Dental Crown? You Are a Good Candidate If...


You Practice Good Oral Hygiene

While dental crowns are resistant to decay and stains, your natural teeth are not. After receiving a crown, you will still need to brush and floss regularly and visit our Lakewood practice for scheduled exams and cleanings.

You Have Enough Healthy Tissue to Support a Crown

Some teeth are too damaged to save. If root canal treatment or other forms of dentistry cannot preserve enough of a tooth, Dr. Bauer may recommend extracting the tooth and placing a dental implant or bridge.

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Dr. Gregory Bauer

Dr. Bauer of Bear Creek Family Dental is committed to providing every patient with a positive dental experience. We use the latest tools and techniques at our office to preserve and promote your oral health. Dr. Bauer is proud to be affiliated with:

  • American Dental Association
  • Academy of General Dentistry

For more information about our services, contact our practice online or call (303) 988-6767 today.

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