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By John Stockdale, D.D.S.
March 07, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures

Have you been thinking about replacing your missing teeth? Innovative dental implants feel more like your natural teeth than any other denal implantsrestoration option. Our Rancho Cucamonga, CA, dentist, Dr. John Stockdale, explains how your smile can benefit from implants.

What makes dental implants more comfortable?

Only the visible part of your tooth is replaced when you opt for a bridge or dentures, but dental implants replace both the root and the crown of a missing tooth. Implants are synthetic roots made from titanium, a lightweight metal that's also used in hip replacements. The titanium posts are placed in your jawbone after a small opening is made during minor oral surgery.

One of the most interesting aspects of titanium is its ability to bond to bone. Thanks to this capability, your dental implant becomes a permanent part of your jawbone in just three to six months. Bonding is the most crucial step of the entire process because it ensures the stability of your replacement root. When your implant bonds completely, your tooth will feel completely natural and will never slip or move if you take a bite of pizza or steak.

What can I expect if I choose a dental implant?

The minor surgery needed to place your titanium post happens during your first implant appointment. Because the healing process takes a few months, you may receive a temporary tooth or bridge to fill the gap in your smile while you wait for bonding to occur. After your titanium post has fully bonded, an abutment, a screw that connects the implant to the crown, will be added. During this appointment, an impression of your mouth will be made that will be used to create your crown. You'll visit our Rancho Cucamonga office when the crown is ready for the final step of the implant process.

How do I take care of an implant?

Taking care of your implant is easy and only requires daily brushing and flossing. Flossing carefully around the base of the crown is particularly important because it can help you avoid an infection that may threaten the health of your implant. Fortunately, good oral hygiene will help you avoid this problem.

Restore your smile with dental implants! Call our Rancho Cucamonga, CA, dentist, Dr. Stockdale, at (909) 987-0040 to schedule your appointment.

By John Stockdale, D.D.S.
January 09, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures

Are you missing most of your teeth? You don't need a dental implant for each one of your missing teeth. The All-On-4 procedure utilizes all-on-4four implants to replace all teeth on an upper or lower arch. Renaissance Dental Care, which is located in Rancho Cucamonga, CA, offers All-on-4 dental implants to their patients. Here are four ways All-On-4 implants can help you. 

1. Improve Your Appearance

The absence of teeth can ruin a stunning smile. All-on-4 dental implants can fill in the gaps in your smile, improve your appearance, and make you look years younger. Even one missing tooth can change the way your face looks and cause a sunken appearance. All-on-4 implants help prevent premature aging and facial sagging.

2. Enjoy Your Favorite Foods

If you are missing teeth, chewing can become very difficult. All-on-4 dental implants are strong, stable, and extremely durable. All-on-4 dental implants fit, feel, and function just like your own teeth. All-on-4 dental implants will allow you to eat your favorite foods with confidence.

3. Prevent Dental Issues

With All-on-4 implants, you will prevent dental issues associated with missing teeth. After you lose a tooth, the other teeth will begin to drift out of place, with the end result being crookedness, spaces, and misalignment. All-on-4 implants can prevent your remaining teeth from shifting out of place.

4. Improve Your Life

All-on-4 dental implants won't just improve your appearance; they will also elevate your quality of life. With All-on-4 implants, you will feel more confident when smiling and speaking with others. You will feel better. You will look better. You will have a renewed quality of life. Consult with a dentist in Rancho Cucamonga, CA, to find out if All-on-4 implants are right for you.

Call Dr. John Stockdale of Renaissance Dental Care at 909-987-0040 today to schedule a consultation in Rancho Cucamonga, CA. All-on-4 dental implants will do you and your smile a world of good.

By John Stockdale, D.D.S.
November 06, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: tooth extraction  

At Renaissance Dental Care, your healthy teeth and gums is our first priority. However, we know that life happens and so does tooth tooth extractionextraction. Your Rancho Cucamonga, CA dentist, Dr. John Stockdale, will evaluate your problem tooth and tell you if it can be saved or needs extraction. If the tooth must be pulled, count on Dr. Stockdale and his team at Renaissance Dental Care to accomplish it quickly and comfortably. Read here about why a tooth sometimes requires extraction.

Reasons for tooth extraction

The Oral Health Foundation states that almost three-quarters of adults have experienced tooth extraction. So don't think you're alone or odd because Dr. Stockdale says a particular tooth must go. Also, count on his knowledge and years of experience to tell you if a tooth is beyond repair.

Here are some common reasons why a tooth should be pulled:

  • Extensive decay
  • Mobility from gum disease or injury
  • Impaction, or encasement in bone or tissue, as may happen with wisdom teeth
  • Baby teeth blocking adult teeth
  • Severe overcrowding
  • Intrusion on orthodontic correction
  • Root fracture
  • Deterioration of supporting bone
  • Blocking radiation therapy for cancer

Your dentist in Rancho Cucamonga may have other reasons for tooth extraction. Rest assured, however, that if he recommends extraction, he also will supply a way to replace that tooth--either through fixed bridgework, a partial denture or a dental implant.

The extraction procedure

There are two ways to extract a tooth. Both may be accomplished with local anesthetic to numb the area surrounding the tooth. Also, Dr. Stockdale may advise other sedation options to keep you comfortable depending on the nature of the extraction.

The most common kind of extraction is the simple extraction. With this procedure, Dr. Stockdale loosens the tooth with an instrument called an elevator. Then, he grasps the crown of the tooth with a forceps and pulls it out. He sutures the site closed and asks you to bite on sterile gauze to quell bleeding.

The other kind of extraction is surgical extraction. This treatment works for teeth fractured below the gum line or that must be removed in pieces. Impacted wisdom teeth often need surgical extraction.

After care

At home, extraction patients should rest until the next day and apply ice to the jaw to decrease swelling. Also, a clear liquid diet is best for the first day (broth, jello and juices). Take ibuprofen or acetaminophen for pain, and if Dr. Stockdale prescribes antibiotics, take them as directed. Rinse with warm salt water for two to three days.

Also, take care of your sutures. Avoid drinking with a straw or smoking as the suction can dislodge sutures and the blood clot forming in the socket. Advance to a soft diet on day two as tolerated, and see Dr. Stockdale for suture removal. Call the office with sudden bleeding or pain.

Don't worry

At Renaissance Dental Care in Rancho Cucamonga, CA, your extraction and recovery will go well. If you have a worrisome tooth, please call the office at (909) 987-0040 for a personal consultation.

By John Stockdale, D.D.S.
August 31, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

Experiencing pain anywhere in the teeth, gums or mouth is often a sign of oral health problems, such as the presence of cavities or gum root canaldisease. Certain types of pain and discomfort are signs you may need a root canal. If you do need a root canal, it is important to seek treatment as soon as possible in order to prevent additional oral health problems from occurring. At Renaissance Dental Care, Dr. John Stockdale is your Rancho Cucamonga dentist for performing root canals and treating other oral health problems.

Signs and Symptoms

There are several signs and symptoms you may need a root canal. When you recognize any of the signs, see your Rancho Cucamonga dentist for evaluation and treatment. Signs you may need a root canal include:

  • Chronic pain or pressure in the mouth
  • Severe oral pain, particularly in the teeth
  • Sharp pain when biting down or chewing
  • Sensitivity and pain when consuming hot or cold foods and beverages

Root Canal Treatment

When tooth decay spreads from the soft pulpy center of a tooth down into the root, an abscess can form below the tooth. If an abscess develops, a root canal is necessary to preserve the tooth. An untreated abscess can lead to additional complications, including extraction of the infected tooth. Root canal treatment is similar to the procedure for filling a cavity. The dentist removes the decayed and infected area. The area is thoroughly cleaned, then filled in. Following a root canal procedure, the treated tooth will be strong and healthy once again.

Benefits of Root Canals

The thought of undergoing a root canal is intimidating for many patients. However, the procedure is not scary at all and is similar to having a cavity filled. Further, there are several benefits to having a root canal.

  • Root canals preserve the natural teeth.
  • Root canals make it possible to avoid extraction of infected teeth.
  • Root canals strengthen teeth weakened by infection and decay with the use of a dental crown.
  • Root canals restore regular tooth functions, such as biting and chewing.
  • Root canals protect the surrounding teeth by reducing strain on them.
  • The root canal procedure is a simple one similar to filling a cavity.

There are several signs you may need a root canal. If you are experiencing any of the signs or symptoms, see Dr. Stockdale, your Rancho Cucamonga dentist. To schedule an appointment, contact Renaissance Dental Care at (909) 987-0040.

By John Stockdale, D.D.S.
July 10, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: All-on-4  

Missing all your teeth has a huge effect on both your confidence and your health. However, not understanding the options for replacingAll-on-4 them can end up with facing a difficult choice. Luckily, your dentist can help educate you on your tooth replacement options to choose the best one for you. One of these options, All-on-4 dentures, is a permanent and effective way to replace your teeth. Find out more about All-on-4 dentures with Dr. John Stockdale at Renaissance Dental Care in Rancho Cucamonga, CA.

What are All-on-4 dentures?
All-on-4 dentures utilize dental implant technology to securely and permanently hold a denture in place. Implants, which dentists place within the jawbone during an oral surgery, integrate into the bone over time. This creates a permanent foundation on which the denture fits. Dental implants are safe and effective, requiring several appointments to place and maintain, but lasting a lifetime with the proper care. Since the implants replace the teeth's roots, they stimulate the bone enough to decrease the chances of bone atrophy. Additionally, replacing your missing teeth will make eating and speaking easier and more effective. All-on-4 fit permanently into the mouth, not requiring you to take them out for cleaning.

What can I expect from an All-on-4 procedure?
The procedure will take place in two main phases. The first phase will include the actual placement surgery and the healing time between the surgery and placing the denture. In some cases, your dentist may be able to place the denture immediately after placing the fixtures. Since the rear two implants lie at a 45-degree angle to take advantage of the remaining bone, bone grafting is not often required for an All-on-4 procedure. While the procedure will require significant healing times, your implants should last a lifetime and allow you to eat, speak, and smile with confidence for years to come.

All-on-4 Dentures in Rancho Cucamonga, CA
If you think you could benefit from All-on-4 dentures, you should consult with your dentist to determine if this is the best treatment option for you. Candidates should be in good dental health and able to undergo a surgical procedure. For more information on All-on-4 dentures, please contact Dr. Stockdale at Renaissance Dental Care in Rancho Cucamonga, CA. Call (909) 987-0040 to schedule your appointment with Dr. Stockdale today!

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