Crowns Specialist

OC Lakes Dental

Aaron M. Takigawa, DDS

Cosmetic Dentist & Dentist located in Woodbridge, Irvine, CA

As a top dentist in and around Woodbridge, Irvine, CA, Dr. Takigawa provides strong, comfortable, natural-looking dental crowns for his patients with extensive decay or other significant damage to the structure of their tooth, as well as to correct cosmetic issues like large, dark fillings or deep discoloration.

Crowns Q & A

What are dental crowns?

Dental crowns are durable covers made of very hard materials that are placed over the entire tooth to help provide strength and protection as well stop any further decay or damage following a root canal. They can also be used to hide deep discoloration, chips and other cosmetic issues. Crowns are custom-fit for your tooth and can be tinted to match the neighboring teeth so they look and feel completely natural.

When are crowns used?

Crowns are used whenever the structure of a tooth needs extra support and strength, such as when a tooth has a very large cavity or a large portion of the tooth has broken away. They're also usually used following a root canal to help provide strength and preserve the tooth, and to hide deep discoloration following a root canal or trauma. Crowns are also applied to the teeth that are used to support a bridge, providing added strength as well as reducing the risk of damage at the points where the bridge is attached to the supporting teeth.

How is a crown applied?

Crowns are applied in two visits. During the first visit, the tooth is prepared and an impression is made to serve as a model for the crown. A temporary crown may be applied to protect the tooth. At the second visit, the crown is adhered using a very strong bonding agent.

How long will my crown last?

Crowns are extremely durable and with proper care, they can last for many, many years. To help extend the life of your crown, brush and floss regularly and see the dentist on a routine basis to ensure it remains properly seated on your tooth, and also avoid chewing on hard candies or ice or eating very sticky foods that can cause the crown to become damaged or dislodged.


We accept most major dental PPO plans. Please provide us with your insurance information either before or during your office visit so that we can determine your eligibility and benefits. Even if we are out-of-network, coverage for routine check-ups and basic level treatments can still be quite substantial or even identical, so please still let us know so that we can check that for you.


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