For many years, our team at Turquoise Dental in Mission Viejo has been working closely and serving the lovely members of our community. When it comes to proper oral health care, our team is at the forefront in providing quality service and care. Our experienced team at Turquoise Dental has been providing patients in Mission Viejo with dental crowns using proper tools, updated practices, and industry-leading procedures in order to generate beautiful and healthy smiles. We believe that no one should have a tooth that is cracked, worn down, doesn’t look or feel right. As a result, we are here to offer the best, most optimal, and most comfortable experience possible.

What is a dental crown?

A dental crown is a cover that is securely placed over your tooth by a dentist. Different types of materials are used to create a dental crown that mimics the shape, color, and size of your other teeth. Some materials that are used include ceramics, composite resin, porcelain, and metal alloys.

Why do I need a dental crown?

Dental crowns can be used for a few reasons. Whether they be cosmetic or to improve functionality, these crowns are more than just for show. When your tooth is weak or doesn’t match the rest of your teeth a dental crown can be placed to strengthen it and fix the appearance of your smile.

What does a dental crown actually do?


If there is not enough of the natural tooth left after a root canal treatment or once a large cavity has been removed, then a dental crown can be used to cover and support the tooth.


Discolored or misshapen teeth can be covered by a dental crown to make your smile look and function better.


A weaker tooth that may be compromised and susceptible to breakage or cavities may be covered by a dental crown to protect it from being damaged or infected.


Once a tooth has been cracked or worn down a dental crown can be placed to restore the look of your smile.


Instead of getting dental implants or partial dentures to replace a series of missing teeth, a dental crown can be secured over a strong tooth to support a dental bridge.


After the synthetic root portion of a dental implant has been placed, a dental crown can then be fastened to replace a tooth.

How do I take care of a dental crown?

In order to preserve and keep your new dental crown looking and working great you should care for it and clean it just like your other teeth, but with a little extra care.

Avoid Hard Foods

While we do condone adhering to a healthy diet, we understand that circumstances may occur. As a result of these circumstances, we advise that you do your best to avoid chewing on hard foods like ice. Finally, we don’t recommend using your teeth to bite on other nonfood items like pens and pencils.

Regular Checkups

Regular checkups and cleanings are crucial to help ensure that your dental crown is functioning properly.

Oral Hygiene

Proper personal oral hygiene is a must to get rid of plaque and bacteria to keep your crown looking good and working well. Using products that have the ADA Seal of Acceptance is your best option since they meet the ADA’s standards for effectiveness and safety.

Schedule Your Appointment Today

If you have any questions at all about dental crowns or are in need of a new set of crowns, please give us a call at (949) 454-7474. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff in Mission Viejo is ready to help with any questions or appointment requests you may have.