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By John Stockdale, D.D.S.
July 22, 2021
Category: Dental Implants
Tags: Dental Implants  

Dr. John Stockdale of Renaissance Dental Care is here to help when you need dental implants in Rancho Cucamonga, CA. Dental implants can completely replace missing teeth to keep your smile beautiful and your mouth healthy! Keep reading about the benefits of this method of tooth replacement, and call us if you have missing teeth.

Implants are strong

Dental implants are made from a screw-like titanium post that is implanted in your jaw bone with minor surgery. You then heal for a period of weeks while a process called osseointegration takes place. Your jaw bone heals around and fuses to the implant, giving it strength. A ceramic crown sits on top of the implant to replace the tooth. Together they are a strong and beautiful tooth replacement.

Implants keep your mouth healthy

When you have a missing tooth it doesn't just leave an unsightly gap in your smile, it can cause problems with chewing and speaking. If you don't replace missing teeth, over time other teeth in the area will shift. This can change your bite and damage your other teeth, and you'll need more dental work. Invest in dental implants now for a long-lasting solution that keeps your whole mouth healthy.

Implants match your smile beautifully

During the initial healing period, you may wear a temporary tooth cap. This may not match your smile perfectly but is only temporary while you heal. Once the implant has healed, your permanent crown is placed at a final appointment. This has been custom-made to match your smile and looks beautiful.

Easy to care for

When you have dental implants you should maintain a great oral hygiene routine at home and schedule regular dental visits, but there is no special care required to keep implants looking great. Your dentist will recommend brushing for two minutes twice a day and flossing at least once a day. Schedule professional teeth cleaning appointments twice a year so you have regular exams, too. If you grind your teeth at night, your dentist will recommend wearing a nightguard to protect the crown from damage.

Dr. John Stockdale places dental implants in Rancho Cucamonga, CA, for patients missing teeth. Contact Renaissance Dental Care for an appointment at (909) 987-0040.

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.
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.

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