Receive Dental Implant Restorations by Encinitas Dentist, Mario A. Godinez
Receiving dental implants is a rewarding experience, especially if you have gone years with one or more missing teeth. If you have had dental implants placed, you know that the procedure in its entirety is a multi-step process that takes time. Your next step is to complete the final stages of your implant journey with dental implant restorations. Dr. Mario Godinez is an implant restorative dentist in Encinitas who places restorations atop a variety of implant types so that you can put the finishing touch upon your renewed smile.
What Is an Implant Restoration?
Having titanium implants placed is only half of the dental implant process. To complete the procedure, a porcelain or ceramic crown is created to function like the natural structure of a tooth. Whereas the dental implant mimics a tooth’s natural root, the restoration looks, feels and acts like the crown that is anchored to the jaw. Once the dental implants have integrated with the jawbone and healed, it’s time for you to schedule an appointment with a cosmetic dentist who can craft customized restorations for your smile.
Depending on your situation, implant restorations may be in the form of a single or several crowns, bridge, or implant supported denture.
Receiving Implant Restorations with Dr. Godinez
Dr. Mario Godinez works closely with a team local oral surgeons and periodontists. Together, they coordinate a plan for implant placement so that Dr. Godinez knows exactly how to craft the restorations to work perfectly with the implants.
One of the most important factors for placing and restoring dental implants is assuring that the implants are properly aligned and that the restorations create a healthy bite contact once they are placed. By working directly with the surgeons who place the implants, Dr. Godinez is able to create the most precise treatment plan for his patients’ restorations. Dr. Godinez creates restorations for a variety of implants including, Straumann, Astra, Nobel, and Biomet. Regardless of the implant type you are receiving - whether it’s a single implant or an implant-supported denture - Dr. Godinez can craft an aesthetically pleasing restoration that completes your smile.
Creating Your Custom Restoration
Dental implant restoration typically involves two appointments that are three to four weeks apart. Dr. Godinez will start by taking x-rays of your implants to get an idea of how they have been placed, and from here he will take molds of your bite position and implant location. You and Dr. Godinez will work together to choose the best shade for your new restorations, at which point Dr. Godinez will send the dental molds and shade selection to a laboratory that uses state-of-the-art technology to produce crowns and custom implant abutments specifically for your implants.
Once the crown and custom implant abutment arrive back in Dr. Godinez’s office, you will come in for your second appointment, which will involve fitting your implant crown and custom abutment. Once your restorations are secured into place, you can begin to enjoy the benefits of a renewed and beautiful smile!
If you would like more information about dental implant restorations, please call Dr. Mario Godinez in Encinitas today and schedule an appointment!