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By John Stockdale, D.D.S.
November 22, 2021
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: CEREC  

Teeth restoration is a necessary process that helps to keep your oral health strong and protected for years to come. At Renaissance Dental Care, Dr. John Stockdale can perform many different procedures, including providing CEREC in Rancho Cucamonga, CA. But what exactly does this acronym mean, and how can it benefit you? Let's take a look into this topic to help you figure out what is happening. 

What is This Substance? 

This unique medical technology was invented recently to help improve oral health and dental appearance. It stands for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics. This process uses a strong ceramic material that matches the natural color of your teeth to repair cracks, breaks, and more. 

It starts by using Computer-Aided Design or CAD technology that uses pictures based on your damaged tooth to restore your tooth. Taking no more than one hour from beginning to end, this restoration method is becoming a standard option for many people throughout California. 

What are the Benefits of a Rancho Cucamonga, CA CEREC Treatment? 

If you're interested in this treatment option, it is vital to understand its many benefits. Just a few reasons why dentists use this process include:

  • Minimal Visitation Needs – Unlike many restoration methods, this option requires just one visit, meaning you can get in and out without a lot of wasted time. 
  • Increased Accuracy – The unique CAD-assisted design method helps to produce a very accurate restoration process for your dental needs. 
  • Improved Natural Appearance – This restoration method uses natural-looking filling materials that look as close to your regular tooth as possible. 
  • Long-Lasting Results – This restoration should last many years without any significant maintenance, providing you with more robust overall oral health. 

These benefits make this care option a valuable option for many people. For example, if you want a long-lasting restoration that won't adversely affect your aesthetic appearance, you should seriously consider this treatment method.

We Can Help You 

At Renaissance Dental Care, Dr. Stockdale understands CEREC in Rancho Cucamonga, CA, and will work hard to give you the restoration care you need. Our team of professionals is standing by, waiting for your call. Contact us at (909) 987-0040 to learn more about the different options available to you.

By John Stockdale, D.D.S.
September 23, 2021
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: Partial Crowns  

With restorative dentistry, tooth damage doesn't always have to result in tooth extraction. Your dentist at Renaissance Dental Care, Dr. John Stockdale, will help restore your tooth damage with full dental crowns, partial dental crowns, or CEREC in Rancho Cucamonga, CA.

What Are Partial Crowns?

Dental restorations such as partial crowns, full crowns, and CEREC in Rancho Cucamonga, CA, ensure that you won't lose your teeth to damage. Partial crowns help strengthen your teeth following mild to moderate damage. A partial dental crown is a great option for dental damage that's beyond a simple tooth filling but doesn't require a full crown.

Inlays and Onlays are partial crown types made to fit into your natural teeth perfectly. Treatment for your underlying dental problems such as tooth decay comes first before your partial crowns installation.

The Difference Between Inlays and Onlays

The difference between inlays and Onlays resides in where they are applied and the degree of dental damage they can correct. Inlays lie within your tooth cusps while Onlays extend further to cover multiple cusps.

Despite this difference, Inlays and Onlays are pretty similar. Inlays and Onlays comprise of the same materials and help reinforce weak teeth. The installation process for Inlays and Onlays is also the same. This process begins with a dental consultation where your dentist determines what type of tooth restoration will work best for you. Tinting your dental restorations such as partial crowns ensures they are the perfect color and blend right in with your smile.

Types of Partial Crowns

Your partial dental crowns may be composed of:

  • Composite Resin - Composite resin looks natural but may also be prone to damage and staining
  • Porcelain - Porcelain resists staining and looks natural. Porcelain partial crowns are also durable

A visit to Dr. Stockdale, your dentist at Renaissance Dental Care, will determine which dental restoration such as full dental crowns, partial dental crowns, and CEREC in Rancho Cucamonga, CA, is best for you. Call (909) 987-0040 to schedule your dental visit today.

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.
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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