Wilburn Family Dentistry
1420 Townview Ln.
Santa Rosa, CA, 95405
Phone: (707) 542-2881
Email: staff@stevewilburndmd.com


Our goal is to provide dentistry that is as visually undetectable as possible. We place crowns and fillings that look and feel like your natural teeth whenever possible.

Where crowns are necessary, we can use all ceramic or ceramic fused to metal crowns to make the smile appear “as new”. This is an extremely reliable technique for repairing more severely damaged teeth and to offer a complete smile and a functional bite. These treatments are used for a long-lasting correction of major dental problems. It is usual for these treatments to last for 10 to 20 years or more, which is as close to permanent as dental treatment can get.

How long does it take to fit a dental crown?

Fitting a crown requires at least two visits to our office. Initially, we will remove decay, shape the tooth, and fit it with a temporary crown to be worn until the second visit.

On the subsequent visit we will remove the temporary crown, and then fit and adjust the final crown. Then, we will cement the crown into place and you have a new beautiful looking tooth.

Key Benefits of Dental Crowns

  • Provide protection for weakened endodontically (root canaled) treated teeth
  • Provide strength and support to misshapen teeth or badly broken teeth
  • Look natural
  • Fixes “smile” and functional chewing problems


What are the capabilities of crowns?

Crowns are a very reliable, long term solution for major dental problems caused through accidents, dental disease, wear and tear, broken teeth, or as the result of old fillings breaking.

Also, many people have unexplained pain from their back teeth when chewing. This is often due to cracks in the tooth. Placing crowns on these teeth relieves the pain and allows a return to full dental function for these teeth. In front teeth, older fillings can both weaken the teeth and cause “appearance” problems due to staining or chipping. Porcelain crowns are suitable in cases where porcelain veneers are not. In teeth with root canal fillings, crowns are necessary to prevent breakage of the tooth later.