Crowns & Bridges

Having a smile that is beautiful and problem-free is truly a gift. After all, you want to be able to enjoy all the foods you love and smile with confidence when you meet new people, right?

Even if you have a missing or broken tooth, there are excellent solutions such as tooth crowns and dental bridges to restore your smile. Dr. Mario Godinez combines his skills and artistry and uses the finest materials to provide you with dental restorations that you can trust and rely on.

When You Need a Dental Crown in Encinitas

Tooth crowns are designed to replace an entire tooth by covering your remaining natural tooth with a porcelain restoration designed to match it. Ceramic porcelain crowns are both durable and aesthetically-pleasing so you can enjoy a restoration that blends seamlessly with your smile and acts like a natural tooth.

Dr. Godinez will typically recommend a tooth crown in Encinitas in these situations:

  • For a tooth that has been damaged or decayed beyond what a filling can restore
  • To cover cosmetic imperfections or discoloration
  • For a cracked or broken tooth
  • To strengthen a tooth treated with a root canal
  • To replace an old, failing dental crown or filling

Dr. Godinez works closely with trusted dental lab technicians to ensure that your crown is durable and made to his exact specifications for your smile.

How a Dental Bridge Restores Your Smile

If you are missing one or a couple of adjacent teeth, a bridge may be an excellent solution to restore your smile.

Using crowns on each end as anchors, a bridge has one or more artificial teeth in the middle that fill in the gap and complete your smile. Your bridge will also be made out of ceramic porcelain that will be customized to match your neighboring teeth.

The Crown and Bridge Process

Whether you need a tooth crown or dental bridge, the process is similar and straightforward and typically requires two appointments. Dr. Godinez prepares your teeth for your new restoration during your first visit to our Encinitas dental office. He will also create a temporary restoration for you to wear while you’re waiting for your final one to be handcrafted at the dental lab.

It usually takes the lab two to three weeks to complete your restoration, and then you’ll return to Mario A. Godinez, DDS to have your permanent restoration placed. Dr. Godinez will make any adjustments needed to ensure your bite is functioning properly at this time, and then you’ll be done and ready to enjoy your new smile.

Call Mario A. Godinez, DDS to Schedule Your Crown or Bridge Appointment

If your tooth needs repair or replacement, it is important not to delay your treatment as it could lead to further damage or tooth loss. Contact our Encinitas dental office today to schedule your appointment.