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By John Stockdale, D.D.S.
February 05, 2021
Category: Dental Implants
Tags: All-on-4  

Denture wearers can enjoy all of the advantages of dental implants, thanks to All-on-4. The implant system offered by Dr. John Stockdale, your Rancho Cucamonga, CA, dentist at Renaissance Dental Care, can be a good choice whether you've had dentures for years or will soon be getting them.

What is on All-on-4?

Dental implants are small titanium posts that replace natural tooth roots. They're connected to dental crowns to completely restore missing teeth. Implants are placed in openings made in your jawbone. Once in place, dental implants gradually osseointegrate, or bond, to the bone, ensuring a strong foundation for your new teeth.

Typically, one implant is used for each tooth that is replaced. As you can imagine, replacing missing roots and crowns one-by-one would be expensive and time-consuming for denture wearers. Fortunately, All-on-4 offers a better solution.

When you choose All-on-4, your dentures will be attached to just four implants per arch. These implants are strategically placed to provide excellent support for your denture.

5 benefits of All-on-4

Benefits of All-on-4 Include:

  • Improved Comfort: Your dentures will no longer rest on your gums, which can help decrease irritation. You also won't have to worry that your dentures will slip and slide when you speak or eat.
  • Stronger Jawbone: Tooth roots stimulate your jawbone and keep it strong. Adding implants will help you avoid jawbone resorption, a problem that occurs when the bone begins to shrink.
  • Enhanced Biting Ability: Decreased biting power is one of the drawbacks of full dentures. Without strong roots, it can be difficult to bite and chew hard or tough foods. Attaching your dentures to dental implants can improve your ability to eat a variety of foods once again.
  • Convenience: You'll probably need only one appointment to add your dental implants to your jawbone.
  • Easy Care: Once your dentures are connected to your All-on-4 implants, caring for your dentures will become very easy. In fact, you'll only need to brush your dentures the same way you brushed your natural teeth and floss around the implants. Regular checkups at the Rancho Cucamonga dental office will help you keep your All-on-4 implants in good condition.

Are you ready to try All-on-4? Call your Renaissance Dental Care dentist in Rancho Cucamonga, CA, Dr. John Stockdale, at (909) 987-0040 to schedule your appointment.

By John Stockdale, D.D.S.
December 29, 2020
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry

Looking for today's most advanced dental restorations? Look no further than CEREC same-day crowns from your dentist, Dr. John Stockdale. At Renaissance Dental Care in Rancho Cucamonga, CA, he offers beautiful porcelain crowns in just one visit. Keep your tooth, and look great in less than two hours!

What does CEREC mean?

CEREC is an abbreviation for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramic. Translated, this means your dentist designs, creates and places a porcelain restoration--a full or partial crown--in one appointment at his Rancho Cucamonga, CA. A crown replaces a substantial amount of decayed or damaged tooth structure with lifelike ceramic--colored and shaped to approximate your tooth when it was intact and healthy.

Unlike older crown-making processes, CEREC technology takes a digital impression (3D photo) of your tooth, allowing Dr. Stockdale to create a fully functional crown with precise bite, shape, and color. Your dentist uses advanced CAD/CAM processes to design and manufacture the crown with a chairside apparatus. You can even watch our CEREC machine fabricate your restoration from a single piece of high-grade porcelain. It takes just minutes--not hours or days!

When it's ready, Dr. Stockdale takes the crown and cements it onto your prepared tooth. Because CEREC processes are so accurate, your crown will fit in with your smile appearance and dental bite right away.

Benefits of CEREC same-day crowns

  1. You keep your tooth, and your crown makes it stronger. In fact, our quality ceramic is flexible and plaque-resistant, preserving your tooth for many years.
  2. CEREC processes respect the fact that your time is precious. You get a beautiful dental restoration quickly without multiple trips to our office.
  3. Our choice of ceramic reflects natural light just as real tooth enamel does.
  4. CEREC crowns finish dental implants, anchor bridges, and cap off teeth restored by root canal therapy.
  5. When you brush, floss, and see Dr. Stockdale for your semi-annual cleanings and exams, your crown will stay brilliant and functional for years to come.
  6. The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) says this kind of restoration benefits your oral health, personal appearance, and self-confidence, too.

Ready to be amazed?

You will be when you receive a full or partial CEREC crown from Renaissance Dental Care in Rancho Cucamonga, CA. Your dentist, Dr. John Stockdale, will be happy to outline all the details. Call for a consultation at (909) 987-0040.

By John Stockdale, D.D.S
October 22, 2020
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Dentures  

How your dentist in Rancho Cucamonga, CA can help you take care of your dentures.

Dentures are an investment in your smile and yourself. Now that you have dentures, you want to keep them looking great and feeling comfortable, so it’s important to know how to take care of your dentures. Dr. John Stockdale at Renaissance Dental Care in Rancho Cucamonga, CA can help you get the most from your dentures.

There are a few simple, but important things to remember about taking care of your dentures. You need to:

Handle your dentures carefully, so you don’t drop them. Never try to bend the clasps or the plastic.

Remove your dentures and rinse them off after eating; this helps to get rid of food particles which can irritate your tissue.

Before you put the dentures back in, gently clean your mouth out with a soft toothbrush or piece of gauze.

Clean your dentures every day with a denture cleanser, removing food, debris, and denture adhesive.

Don’t sleep with your dentures in overnight; you need to soak the denture in water or denture solution to keep the denture moist and comfortable.

Rinse off any traces of soaking solution before you put the denture back in your mouth.

Visit Dr. Stockdale regularly so he can check the condition and the fit of your denture.

Remember to only use gentle cleaning solutions made for dentures. Never use harsh abrasives, products containing bleach, or sharp tools to clean your denture. Avoid using very hot or boiling water on your denture because it can change the shape of your denture and how it fits.

If you break your denture, you can try to use a temporary repair kit available at pharmacies or grocery stores to get you by until you can see your dentist. The best solution for a damaged or broken denture is to see Dr. Stockdale right away.

Your denture is important to your self-esteem and self-confidence. You want it to give you great benefits for years, so taking care of your denture is critical. To find out more about taking care of dentures, talk with an expert. Call Dr. John Stockdale of Renaissance Dental Care in Rancho Cucamonga, CA at (909) 987-0040. He proudly serves residents of Rancho Cucamonga, North Cucamonga, and Rochester, so call today.

By John Stockdale, D.D.S
October 22, 2020
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Dental Implants  

Over the last few years, dental implants have become a regular part of most dental practices, and it's easy to see why. They attractively and permanently replace a missing natural tooth in its entirety, making life easier for both dentists and patients. At Renaissance Dental Care in Rancho Cucamonga, CA, Dr. John Stockdale regularly recommends dental implants for his patients. Here are a few reasons why:

You've lost a permanent tooth.

Most American adults are missing at least one permanent tooth by the time they're 30 years old. Although it's common, it's something that needs to be remedied by your Rancho Cucamonga dentist as soon as possible. It's important to replace any missing teeth with dental implants as soon as you can in order to prevent deterioration of the jawbone and shifting of the remaining natural teeth.

You need a tooth extracted.

If an accident has occurred or a previous dental restoration (such as a root canal) has failed, your Rancho Cucamonga dentist might need to extract, or pull, the affected tooth. Filling that empty space with a dental implant is highly recommended in order to keep the rest of your teeth healthy. In some cases, the post of an implant can be placed the same day as the tooth is extracted; X-rays will determine if you're a candidate.

You need dentures.

You heard right: if you need dentures, but don't want to deal with the hassle of removing them, implant-supported dentures could be in your future. Instead of relying on denture paste and suction, both the upper and lower denture plates can be attached to a series of implants - typically four on each - and held in firmly in place. Talk to Dr. Stockdale to find out if this type of denture solution is right for you.

To make an appointment with Dr. Stockdale regarding dental implants or any other dental procedure, contact Renaissance Dental Care in Rancho Cucamonga, CA by calling (909) 987-0040 today.

By John Stockdale, D.D.S
June 08, 2020
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Oral Care Routine  

Treasure your oral health by taking care of your teeth and gums. At Renaissance Dental Care in Rancho Cucamonga, CA, your dentist, Dr. John Stockdale receives numerous questions about proper oral hygiene. You can develop and maintain a good routine with his help.

What's the most important aspect of oral hygiene?

It's day-to-day care--brushing, flossing, diet, and just plain looking at your teeth and gums to observe any changes. The American Dental Association (ADA) urges children through senior adults to brush twice a day and floss daily to remove harmful plaque.

Be sure to use a quality, fluoride toothpaste and flossing product you prefer. Take your time when you brush and floss--at least two minutes when you brush and as long as necessary when you floss. Your diligence will be obvious to your hygienist at your next routine appointment at Renaissance Dental Care, and as years go on, you'll experience far fewer cavities and problems with your gums.

Also, six-month check-ups and hygienic cleanings take your at-home habits a step further, putting professional eyes and hands on your preventive, restorative and cosmetic dental needs and goals. Together, you and your Rancho Cucamonga dentist can protect your oral health for years to come.

What else can you add to your routine?

Here are several things you may not even think of, but Dr. Stockdale knows how critical they are to your oral health:

  • Look at your teeth and gums. Note any changes in gum or tooth color or if a filling appears damaged in any way. Report a sore which does not heal quickly or any kind of dental pain to your dentist right away. The quicker you receive treatment, the less complicated it will be.
  • Replace your toothbrush every two to three months or any time it looks frayed or worn. You need the right tools for effective oral care. Also, change the brush after having the flu, cold or sinus infection.
  • Consume several glasses of fluoridated water every day. Fluoride strengthens tooth enamel, and the water is a natural tooth washer and stimulates saliva, too.
  • Drink alcohol responsibly.
  • Stop smoking. It's a difficult habit to break, but your primary care physician can help you succeed.

Maximize your oral health

It's in your power to do so. Common sense and partnership with your friends at Renaissance Dental Care in Rancho Cucamonga, CA, are keys to a healthy smile and a healthy you. Call for your routine cleaning and exam with Dr. John Stockdale: (909) 987-0040.





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