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By John Stockdale, D.D.S.
March 13, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures

Find out how dental implants can restore your smile after tooth loss.

Don’t let tooth loss have the final say when it comes to the health and appearance of your smile. Our Rancho Cucamonga, CA, restorative Elderly Couple With Dental Implantsdentist Dr. John Stockdale offers an amazing solution that both looks and functions just like a real tooth. This tooth replacement is known as a dental implant. Here’s how it works,

Placing the Implant

The implant itself is a small metal screw or post that is inserted into the jawbone where it will serve to replace your missing tooth’s roots. This surgery is minor and can be performed in about 30 minutes under the effects of local anesthesia. Before placing the implant our Rancho Cucamonga, CA, will map out precisely where the implant will need to be placed.

Healing and Osseointegration

Getting dental implants takes time, and some of that time involves allowing your body to heal itself and naturally fuse the implant and jawbone together. This natural fusion is called osseointegration. Once this occurs (over the course of 3-6 months) the screw is now a permanent part of the jawbone. With the proper care, implants offer a very high success rate and can last several decades.

Securing the Abutment

Depending on the type of implant that is placed, you may need to come in for another minor procedure so that we can attach a part known as an abutment to the top of the implant. The abutment is meant to connect the implant, which is under the gums and isn’t visible, with the false tooth (the visible component of the implant). In order to place the abutment a small incision will be made in the gums to reveal the top of the implant before securing the abutment on top.

Fitting the False Tooth

The last step is for our dentist to cement the dental crown onto the top of the abutment. The crown will be custom made based off measurements we will take of your mouth. Of course, if you are missing several teeth then we will place 2-4 implants along the arches of the jawbone to support multiple false teeth.

Renaissance Dental Care wants to make sure that you get the proper restorative dentistry you need after tooth loss. Call our Rancho Cucamonga, CA, dental office today to schedule a consultation with us.

By John Stockdale, D.D.S.
July 23, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures

Created in Germany over two decades ago, CEREC - which stands for Chairside Economical Restorations of Esthetic Ceramics - is an dental crownsamazing technology offers a completely different approach to how porcelain dental restorations are made. Similar to a 3D printer, the CEREC unit carves out a perfectly shaped crown or inlay that has shown to be as durable - if not more so - than a lab-created restoration. Not all dentists offer this technology, but Dr. John Stockdale of Renaissance Dental Care in Rancho Cucamonga, CA, is proud to have CEREC available to his patients. Learn about its benefits here.

More comfortable

If you've ever had a clay impression taken of your teeth, you know that the paste is sticky and messy and the trays are bulky and uncomfortable. CEREC eliminates this process by using three-dimensional digital pictures of your teeth. One of our trained staff members will use a handheld wand to take several images of the area where your restoration will be placed. These images are then uploaded to the milling unit, where your restoration will be carved out of porcelain.

Better fit

Lab-created crowns often need fine-tuning before they can accurately fit into the space where they're needed. Even with digital measurements, the ceramic is still often too wide or long to fit properly. With CEREC, there's no need for your Rancho Cucamonga dentist to file, reshape, and refit your restoration because the machine can mill down to an accuracy of 7.5 microns. To put that in perspective, one of your hairs is about 200 microns wide.

Time saving

With CEREC, there's no need to have an ill-fitting temporary crown for a few weeks, only to return to your dentist's office again for the placement of your permanent restoration. Your procedure, measurements, and creation of the final restoration that finishes it can be done in just one appointment!

Renaissance Dental Care offers a variety of cutting-edge dental procedures to patients in Rancho Cucamonga, CA. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Stockdale, contact our office today!

By John Stockdale, D.D.S.
March 07, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures

Have you been thinking about replacing your missing teeth? Innovative dental implants feel more like your natural teeth than any other denal implantsrestoration option. Our Rancho Cucamonga, CA, dentist, Dr. John Stockdale, explains how your smile can benefit from implants.

What makes dental implants more comfortable?

Only the visible part of your tooth is replaced when you opt for a bridge or dentures, but dental implants replace both the root and the crown of a missing tooth. Implants are synthetic roots made from titanium, a lightweight metal that's also used in hip replacements. The titanium posts are placed in your jawbone after a small opening is made during minor oral surgery.

One of the most interesting aspects of titanium is its ability to bond to bone. Thanks to this capability, your dental implant becomes a permanent part of your jawbone in just three to six months. Bonding is the most crucial step of the entire process because it ensures the stability of your replacement root. When your implant bonds completely, your tooth will feel completely natural and will never slip or move if you take a bite of pizza or steak.

What can I expect if I choose a dental implant?

The minor surgery needed to place your titanium post happens during your first implant appointment. Because the healing process takes a few months, you may receive a temporary tooth or bridge to fill the gap in your smile while you wait for bonding to occur. After your titanium post has fully bonded, an abutment, a screw that connects the implant to the crown, will be added. During this appointment, an impression of your mouth will be made that will be used to create your crown. You'll visit our Rancho Cucamonga office when the crown is ready for the final step of the implant process.

How do I take care of an implant?

Taking care of your implant is easy and only requires daily brushing and flossing. Flossing carefully around the base of the crown is particularly important because it can help you avoid an infection that may threaten the health of your implant. Fortunately, good oral hygiene will help you avoid this problem.

Restore your smile with dental implants! Call our Rancho Cucamonga, CA, dentist, Dr. Stockdale, at (909) 987-0040 to schedule your appointment.

By John Stockdale, D.D.S.
January 09, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures

Are you missing most of your teeth? You don't need a dental implant for each one of your missing teeth. The All-On-4 procedure utilizes all-on-4four implants to replace all teeth on an upper or lower arch. Renaissance Dental Care, which is located in Rancho Cucamonga, CA, offers All-on-4 dental implants to their patients. Here are four ways All-On-4 implants can help you. 

1. Improve Your Appearance

The absence of teeth can ruin a stunning smile. All-on-4 dental implants can fill in the gaps in your smile, improve your appearance, and make you look years younger. Even one missing tooth can change the way your face looks and cause a sunken appearance. All-on-4 implants help prevent premature aging and facial sagging.

2. Enjoy Your Favorite Foods

If you are missing teeth, chewing can become very difficult. All-on-4 dental implants are strong, stable, and extremely durable. All-on-4 dental implants fit, feel, and function just like your own teeth. All-on-4 dental implants will allow you to eat your favorite foods with confidence.

3. Prevent Dental Issues

With All-on-4 implants, you will prevent dental issues associated with missing teeth. After you lose a tooth, the other teeth will begin to drift out of place, with the end result being crookedness, spaces, and misalignment. All-on-4 implants can prevent your remaining teeth from shifting out of place.

4. Improve Your Life

All-on-4 dental implants won't just improve your appearance; they will also elevate your quality of life. With All-on-4 implants, you will feel more confident when smiling and speaking with others. You will feel better. You will look better. You will have a renewed quality of life. Consult with a dentist in Rancho Cucamonga, CA, to find out if All-on-4 implants are right for you.

Call Dr. John Stockdale of Renaissance Dental Care at 909-987-0040 today to schedule a consultation in Rancho Cucamonga, CA. All-on-4 dental implants will do you and your smile a world of good.

By John Stockdale, D.D.S.
November 06, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: tooth extraction  

At Renaissance Dental Care, your healthy teeth and gums is our first priority. However, we know that life happens and so does tooth tooth extractionextraction. Your Rancho Cucamonga, CA dentist, Dr. John Stockdale, will evaluate your problem tooth and tell you if it can be saved or needs extraction. If the tooth must be pulled, count on Dr. Stockdale and his team at Renaissance Dental Care to accomplish it quickly and comfortably. Read here about why a tooth sometimes requires extraction.

Reasons for tooth extraction

The Oral Health Foundation states that almost three-quarters of adults have experienced tooth extraction. So don't think you're alone or odd because Dr. Stockdale says a particular tooth must go. Also, count on his knowledge and years of experience to tell you if a tooth is beyond repair.

Here are some common reasons why a tooth should be pulled:

  • Extensive decay
  • Mobility from gum disease or injury
  • Impaction, or encasement in bone or tissue, as may happen with wisdom teeth
  • Baby teeth blocking adult teeth
  • Severe overcrowding
  • Intrusion on orthodontic correction
  • Root fracture
  • Deterioration of supporting bone
  • Blocking radiation therapy for cancer

Your dentist in Rancho Cucamonga may have other reasons for tooth extraction. Rest assured, however, that if he recommends extraction, he also will supply a way to replace that tooth--either through fixed bridgework, a partial denture or a dental implant.

The extraction procedure

There are two ways to extract a tooth. Both may be accomplished with local anesthetic to numb the area surrounding the tooth. Also, Dr. Stockdale may advise other sedation options to keep you comfortable depending on the nature of the extraction.

The most common kind of extraction is the simple extraction. With this procedure, Dr. Stockdale loosens the tooth with an instrument called an elevator. Then, he grasps the crown of the tooth with a forceps and pulls it out. He sutures the site closed and asks you to bite on sterile gauze to quell bleeding.

The other kind of extraction is surgical extraction. This treatment works for teeth fractured below the gum line or that must be removed in pieces. Impacted wisdom teeth often need surgical extraction.

After care

At home, extraction patients should rest until the next day and apply ice to the jaw to decrease swelling. Also, a clear liquid diet is best for the first day (broth, jello and juices). Take ibuprofen or acetaminophen for pain, and if Dr. Stockdale prescribes antibiotics, take them as directed. Rinse with warm salt water for two to three days.

Also, take care of your sutures. Avoid drinking with a straw or smoking as the suction can dislodge sutures and the blood clot forming in the socket. Advance to a soft diet on day two as tolerated, and see Dr. Stockdale for suture removal. Call the office with sudden bleeding or pain.

Don't worry

At Renaissance Dental Care in Rancho Cucamonga, CA, your extraction and recovery will go well. If you have a worrisome tooth, please call the office at (909) 987-0040 for a personal consultation.



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