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By John Stockdale, D.D.S.
January 28, 2020
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: CEREC Crowns  

CEREC crowns are ideal for busy people. In fact, the same-day crowns require just one appointment with your Rancho Cucamonga, CA, dentist, Dr. John Stockdale.

How are CEREC crowns different than other crowns?

Receiving a crown once required two dental appointments. During the first appointment, your dentist made an impression of your mouth and prepared your tooth for the dental crown. You left the office with a temporary crown, which you wore until your new crown was ready. Although the crown was very durable, you had to avoid eating sticky or tough foods that could loosen or dislodge the temporary restoration.

After waiting about two weeks for technicians in a dental laboratory to create your crown, you returned to the dental office for your second and final appointment. Thanks to the CEREC crown process, it's now possible to eliminate the dental lab and the need for a second appointment.

What happens when I receive a CEREC crown?

The first two steps - preparation and an impression - remain almost the same no matter what type of crown you receive. Thanks to the digital CAD/CAM technology, messy putty impressions are a thing of the past. If putty impressions tend to make you gag, you'll appreciate the much more comfortable digital impression process.

Your dentist creates your new crown in his Rancho Cucamonga office while you wait. As soon as your dentist is happy with the design of the crown, he sends it to his in-office milling machine.

Your crown is fabricated from a block of ceramic or resin, two materials that look just like tooth enamel. The milling machine crafts your restoration by strategically removing layers from the ceramic or resin block. The result is a natural-looking crown that fits your tooth perfectly.

The process generally takes about an hour. As soon as your crown is ready, your dentist will check its fit. After making a few minor adjustments, he'll attach it to your tooth with dental cement.

Restore your smile in just one day with CEREC crowns. Call your dentist in Rancho Cucamonga, CA, Dr. John Stockdale, at (909) 987-0040 to schedule your appointment.

By John Stockdale, D.D.S.
November 14, 2019
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: Porcelain Veneers  

Unhappy with your smile? You're not alone. Fortunately, cosmetic dentistry offers a number of options to eliminate the aesthetic features of your teeth that you don't love. Whether you're bothered by stains/discolorations, chipped teeth, gaps, or just general cosmetic imperfections, there are several options available to fix a damaged smile. One of the most popular cosmetic dentistry options available today is porcelain veneer treatment. Available from Dr. John Stockdale, your dentist in Rancho Cucamonga, CA, veneers can eliminate a wide range of issues and give you a smile that you love!

What Porcelain Veneers Can Do for Your Smile

As their name suggests, porcelain veneers are made from a thin, translucent layer of porcelain, and bonded onto the surface of teeth in order to change their size, shape, or color. Veneers can improve the aesthetic appearance as well as functionality of chipped, cracked, or uneven teeth.

At our Rancho Cucamonga office, we offer porcelain veneers for mild-to-moderate cosmetic damage like chips, cracks, gaps, odd spacing, stains, and general discolorations. However, you can still opt for veneers for purely cosmetic reasons if you'd just like to improve your smile or make it more symmetrical.

Veneers are custom designed from an impression of your teeth, so the end result is as subtle and natural-looking as possible. Although your dentist will need to remove a thin layer of enamel before placing the veneer to ensure a smooth fit, it's an otherwise quick and minimally invasive procedure that can be completed in about two short dental appointments.

Porcelain veneers are designed to give you lasting results, and typically last between five to ten years and often longer with proper oral hygiene, a healthy diet, and regular preventive dental care.

Interested? Give our Rancho Cucamonga Office a Call!

If you're ready for a new, improved smile and better oral health, schedule an appointment with Dr. Stockdale today by dialing (909) 987-0040.



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