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By John Stockdale, D.D.S.
October 30, 2018
Category: Dental Implants
Tags: Dental Implants  

Dental implants are a versatile dental treatment that can replace one or more missing teeth. Implants stand alone and, unlike a traditional tooth replacement option, do not require the help of surrounding healthy teeth to stay in place. Choosing a dental implant can change your life for the better, but learning about this procedure is an important aspect of choosing the best treatment plan for you. Learn more about dental implants with Dr. John Stockdale at Renaissance Dental Care in Rancho Cucamonga, CA.

Parts of a Dental Implant 

Dental implants have three main parts:

  • Implant fixture: The fixture is the component of the implant which fits into the jawbone below your missing tooth. During the healing process, the bone grows around the fixture to hold it securely in place, creating a sturdy foundation for the replacement tooth.
  • Prosthetic tooth: Made from porcelain and color-matched to your existing natural teeth, the prosthetic tooth will feel, function, and appear just as a real one. Porcelain’s light-reflecting qualities closely mimic tooth enamel to give you the most lifelike look possible.
  • Abutment: The abutment connects the implant to the prosthetic tooth and ensures that your implant prosthetic can be maintained or replaced if necessary. The abutment fits into the fixture and the prosthetic tooth fits over the abutment to complete the implant.

Types of Dental Implants 

Dental implants’ versatile nature can achieve various tasks, including:

  • Replace a single tooth: Replacing a single tooth uses one dental implant fixture which stands on its own in the socket of the missing tooth. The prosthetic attaches to the fixture via the abutment to fill in the gap.
  • Replace multiple teeth: If you have two or more teeth missing in a row, a dental bridge-like prosthetic with several porcelain teeth in a row fills the gap. Two implants on either end hold the restoration in place.
  • Attach an implant-supported denture: Implant-supported dentures are a permanent and non-removable alternative to traditional dentures. This tooth replacement option is held in place by four or more dental implants and replaces all the teeth on an arch.

Dental Implants in Rancho Cucamonga, CA

For more information on dental implants, please contact Dr. John Stockdale at Renaissance Dental Care in Rancho Cucamonga, CA. Call (909) 987-0040 to schedule your appointment with Dr. Stockdale today!

By John Stockdale, D.D.S.
February 25, 2016
Category: Dental Implants

If you are missing all the teeth on your top or bottom arch, you are not alone. About 35 million Americans are missing all their teeth. denturesLuckily, replacement options for missing teeth are plentiful. With help from your Rancho Cuacamonga, CA dentist, Dr. John Stockdale at Renaissance Dental Care, you can have a brand new smile in no time and determine which replacement option is best for you.

All-on-4 vs. Traditional Dentures

Traditional Dentures: You are probably familiar with traditional dentures: a full arch of replacement teeth customized for you by a dental laboratory. Traditional dentures attach to your gumline using suction to stay in place. While dentures have come a long way in recent years, there is still a risk of them moving or falling out since they are not completely secured within the mouth. Traditional dentures are made specifically for your teeth to ensure the most natural appearance. Color, shape, size, length and width are all taken into account while designing your dentures. Traditional dentures require soaking every night while they are not in use. If the dentures dry out they lose their shape and become ill-fitting. This makes the soaking step crucial to the life of your dentures.

All-on-4 Dentures: This style of denture utilizes dental implant technology to anchor the denture into place. A dental implant is normally used to replace a tooth’s root and provide a solid foundation for a replacement tooth. Rather than using a single implant for each tooth, your Rancho Cucamonga dentist uses four implants to secure an All-on-4 into place. Over time, the implants integrate into the bone, providing the denture with a firm anchor. All-on-4 dentures eliminate the chance of the denture moving around or falling out. Additionally, All-on-4 dentures are non-removable, meaning their care is the same as your natural teeth. Simply brush twice daily and floss once. Also, be sure to schedule regular dental examinations and cleanings twice a year.

For more information on All-on-4 dentures, please contact Dr. John Stockdale at Renaissance Dental Care in Rancho Cucamonga, CA. Call (909) 987-0040 to schedule your appointment for a consultation today!

By John Stockdale, D.D.S.
December 02, 2014
Category: Dental Implants
Tags: Dental Implants  
Dental Implant ImageWhen you are dealing with tooth loss, you can often feel like you are missing out. This is especially true if you feel self-conscious going out in public with an imperfect smile. You aren’t alone! Millions of Americans suffer from tooth loss; however, this doesn’t mean that you just have to accept this problem. There are treatment options out there to give you back your smile. However, sometimes dentures or bridges just are not enough to make patients feel confident in their new smiles. That’s why we often recommend getting dental implants in Rancho Cucamongo.

What are dental implants?

Dental implants consist of two parts: a small metal screw, or implant and an artificial crown.

How does the implant stay in place?

The implant looks like a tiny metal screw, which we surgically implant into your jawbone. Over time, a process known as osseointegration occurs. This means that as months go by, the surrounding tissue and bones will grow around and fuse with the metal implant. This makes the implant a permanent structure in your mouth, taking on the same qualities as a natural tooth’s root.

What should I expect from the procedure?

The procedure will take time. The first step is to surgically place the implant into the jawbone. Once this is complete, we will give your mouth time to heal and fuse with the metal screw. This often takes months and your mouth must fully heal before we can finish the second part of this procedure.
During this time, we will also custom-fabricate a dental crown that will look just like the rest of your teeth. Once the healing process is complete, we will place the crown securely on top of the implant.

What is the success rate for dental implants?

Dental implants offer up a 98 percent success rate, which makes them an attractive option for replacing one or several missing teeth.

What are the benefits of dental implants?

One of the most serious complications of tooth loss is the loss of bone density. This means that over time your jawbone will shorten and your face may take on a sunken appearance. This often makes patients appear older than they are. However, dental implants will not only create volume in your face to give you a more youthful appearance but will also promote bone growth (and is the only dental procedure that can do this!).
Also, because the implant is embedded into the jawbone you can expect a much stronger and long-lasting tooth replacement than with other options. With the proper care, dental implants can last a lifetime.

Schedule a consultation today!

To truly find out whether you’re a good candidate for dental implants, you’ll need to schedule a consultation with your Rancho Cucamongo dentist. Call our office today to find out more about how dental implants could change your smile and your life.
By Jay Stockdale, D.D.S.
November 14, 2013
Category: Dental Implants
Tags: CEREC   Rancho Cucamonga  
CEREC Rancho Cucamonga CAOne of the newest innovative dental instruments, called CEREC crowns, allows dentists to restore damaged teeth in less time, with less drilling and with fewer injections. With CEREC, Dr. Jay Stockdale and Dr. Doug Stilson, dentists in Rancho Cucamonga, can restore a patient’s decayed or damaged teeth in a single appointment because the crowns are made right in the office using an advanced computer imaging technology. Dr. Stockdale and Dr. Stilson no longer need to create a temporary crown or send impressions to a lab with CEREC—eliminating the need for inconvenient second appointments. Better yet, CEREC is natural-looking, compatible with the tissues in the mouth, and plaque-resistant.
Rancho Cucamonga Dentist, Dr. Jay Stockdale, Explains the Benefits of CEREC:
  • Convenient- CEREC Crowns can be placed in a single visit, eliminating the need for second appointments.
  • Accurate- CEREC advanced technology designs the tooth restoration to perfectly fit the patient’s tooth.
  • Natural-looking- Unlike silver-colored fillings, CEREC is metal free and is crafted to match your natural tooth color.
  • Compatible- CEREC ceramic materials are biocompatible, anti-abrasive and plaque-resistant.
  • Safe- CEREC preserves more healthy tooth material than traditional crowns.
An attractive, confident smile is something everyone desires. Technology has allowed for great strides in the cosmetic industry making it easier than ever to get the healthy, happy smile you have always wanted. If you have a tooth that needs to be restored with same-day CEREC crowns, visit Renaissance Smile, your dentists in Rancho Cucamonga, CA, to learn more about your cosmetic options.
If you could change anything about your smile, what would it be?  Share your answers below!
By Jay Stockdale, D.D.S.
September 05, 2013
Category: Dental Implants
Tags: Dental Implants  

At Renaissance Dental Care, Dr. Jay Stockdale and Dr. Doug Stilson, dentists in dental implants rancho cucamongaRancho Cucamonga, CA, offer patients the chance to improve their smiles when teeth are missing.  Dental implants in Rancho Cucamonga continue to provide patients with the chance to replace missing teeth.
Previously dentures and bridges were the only alternative to replacing missing teeth, but with advancements in dentistry, patients can now enjoy the benefits of Rancho Cucamonga dental implants from Renaissance Dental Care.
With dental implants you can replace your missing teeth and avoid many of these problems.  Talk to Dr. Jay Stockdale or Dr. Doug Stilson, Rancho Cucamonga, CA dentists, today to keep smiling even after you lose a tooth.  Dental implants are becoming the clear choice to other tooth restoring dental procedures, but not everyone is a candidate. Schedule an appointment with your dentist in Rancho Cucamonga at Renaissance Dental Care to see if dental implants are right for you.

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