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Dental Crowns

A dental crown is a type of dental restoration that uses fixed prosthetic devices that are attached to existing teeth or implants to improve their appearance and restore their function. It is used to replace a large filling when there is not enough tooth structure left. It can also help restore and protect a fractured tooth, and we also recommend it to patients who have undergone root canal therapy as well as those who opt for dental implants.

Dental crowns can be made with different types of materials, some of which are: gold alloy, metal alloy, stainless steel, all-porcelain composite resin and ceramic. All of these have their advantages and here at Napa Valley Dental Group, we are happy to discuss the best type of dental crown for you.

The Process

The entire procedure will typically require two visits to our office in Napa, CA.

  • During your first visit, your dentist will take some x-rays so they can thoroughly examine the tissues and bones surrounding the area. This will also show if there is an extensive decay that may cause infection. In such cases, your dentist may need to perform root canal first to treat the infected tooth and to avoid further complications.
  • Once the infection has been eliminated, the dentist will administer local anesthesia to numb the surrounding area. Using a dental drill, they will clean the remaining tooth, making sure only the healthy part of the tooth is left.
  • Then the dentist will make impressions of your mouth using dental putty. These impressions are then sent to a dental laboratory where your actual crown will be made. It will take a few days to finish your crown but your dentist will provide you with a temporary crown to protect your tooth or your implant.
  • On your next visit, your dentist will remove the temporary crown and replace it with your permanent crown. They will use dental adhesive or cement to attach it to the remaining tooth or implant. Typically, your dentist will apply a mild sedative so you can remain comfortable throughout the process.

Dental crowns usually last for 10 to 20 years. Crowns are still vulnerable to cavities and fractures, so it is crucial to take good care of them like you would your natural teeth.

If you have any questions about this treatment, please don’t hesitate to call us at (707) 257-2400. We are located at 2119 Jefferson St., Napa, CA 94559.

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Excellent care and wonderful front of house staff which makes such a difference. 5 stars! We were very happy with the dental work out son received in a caring and warm atmosphere.

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I’ve never experienced a friendlier, more organized, more effecient group of professionals in ANY medically focused office of any sort. If your appointment is at 10:00, expect to be called in no later than 10:01..

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The price was right the staff was above and beyond. I also had a beautiful doctor Kumar taking care of me do it was s very pleasant experience. She did the tooth extraction flawlessly and I’m a big man with big teeth. I had read reviews before I chose this dentist and the 5 stars in my opinion aren’t enough. They have a repeat customer and after a couple of disappointments it’s nice to be able to say that. Thank you Yuvika and staff.

Brett D.

I have the good fortune of having Dr. Bhullar as my dentist in Napa, Ca. He has taken care of my entire family, even putting my daughter through braces. He has done Root canals and Crowns, fixed broken teeth, you name it. We trust his work and his advice completely, and all his work has been outstanding. Dr. Bhullar takes time to explain all the procedures. He explains all the pros and cons of the treatment so that I can make an independent judgment.His staff is also extremely helpful! From the moment, you walk in the door, you sense this is no ordinary dental office (Thank You Laura) for your patience and help in explaining everything. You guys are the BEST!

M B.

Honestly I’ve always been extremely skeptical of dental appointments and have had a few bad experiences, but I could not be more relieved when leaving my appointment today. I definitely felt “”taken care of”” by the quality of care I received as well as their extension of help in multiple aspects of what I needed.Very pleased and again, relieved

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I couldn’t be more thrilled with the Napa Valley Dental Group. The whole staff is absolutely friendly, accommodating, and truly genuine. Dr. Bhullar is detailed and gentle, his skills are second to none. I will be recommending all friends and family from now on.

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