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By John Stockdale, D.D.S
February 20, 2020
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Dentures  

How a denture from your dentist in Rancho Cucamonga, CA, can restore your smile

Have you been thinking about a denture? If you’ve lost your smile, the right denture can restore it! Modern dentistry provides more denture options than ever before. Here at Renaissance Dental Care in Rancho Cucamonga, CA, your dentist, Dr. John Stockdale, offers a full complement of denture types for you to choose from. He proudly serves residents of Rancho Cucamonga, North Cucamonga, and Rochester, CA, and he can help you too.

More about dentures

You want a denture that fits well, is comfortable to wear, and looks natural. Modern denture materials and techniques can help you achieve a smile that is uniquely yours through custom construction. Consider these types of dentures:

Partial dentures, if you need to replace several teeth, but not an entire arch; these dentures come in a few types, including:

  • A transitional partial denture, which is meant as a temporary solution while you are waiting to have dental implants placed
  • A conventional partial denture, which is permanent tooth replacement; conventional partials are sturdy and built-to-last, providing years of excellent tooth replacement.

If you need to replace an entire arch of teeth, you need a full denture, which can be made to replace upper teeth, lower teeth, or both arches of teeth. Full dentures also come in a few types, including:

  • An immediate denture, which is placed right after your teeth are removed; when you choose an immediate denture, you never have to go without teeth. A conventional denture will be made for you after your tissue has healed at 6 to 8 weeks.
  • A conventional denture, which is made after your tissue has healed, usually at 6 to 8 weeks; when you choose a conventional denture, you only have to get used to wearing one denture.
  • An implant-supported denture, also known as an overdenture, which is a special type of denture designed to fit over dental implants; when you choose an implant-supported denture, you will benefit from increased conservation of bone, which can help maintain a strong jawline and youthful facial contours.

Need dental care? Give us a call

If you are considering a denture, your dentist can help you make the right choice. To find out more about types of dentures and how dentures can help you, call Dr. John Stockdale at Renaissance Dental Care in Rancho Cucamonga, CA, today by dialing (909) 987-0040.

By John Stockdale, D.D.S.
July 23, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Root Canal Therapy  

Is sensitivity increasing on that back molar? Any kind of tooth pain--however brief--is concerning. At Renaissance Dental Care in Rancho Root_CanalCucamonga, CA, your dentist, Dr. John Stockdale, uses root canal therapy to save teeth compromised by painful decay, abscess and other oral health problems. Maybe your tooth needs this reliable restorative service.

 

Root canal therapy is also called endodontics

Endodontic therapy has reliably healed and strengthened failing teeth for generations. The American Association of Endodontists have refined this specialty over the years, helping literally millions of people keep teeth which otherwise would require extraction due to:

  • Deep fracture or decay
  • Multiple fillings
  • Abscess, or infection, in the soft pulp in the interior chamber and narrow canals in each tooth root
  • Weakened tooth structure from congenital malformation or other circumstance

 

Your root canal

Your Rancho Cucamonga, CA, dentist performs root canals right in the office with no need to refer out to another specialist or oral surgeon. Examination and X-rays tell him if that bothersome back molar of yours can be healed by the treatment.

If it can, you'll receive local anesthetic to numb the tooth and a protective dam to keep the rest of your mouth free of debris from the procedure. Then, the dentist opens the first canal with a high-speed drill and removes the pulp with files of ascending size.

Antibiotics clear up any infection, and gutta-percha, a natural putty, strengthens and seals each canal in turn. A large tooth, such as a molar, may have four separate root canals. Lastly, Dr. Stockdale places a temporary crown over the tooth to support and protect it in the healing phase.

In a week or so, you return to Renaissance Dental Care for a recheck, removal of the temporary cap and placement of a beautiful and permanent porcelain crown. You'll be happy with how your tooth looks and blends in with its neighbors. Plus, any pain or other symptoms will be gone.

At home, care for your renewed tooth with careful twice a day brushing and flossing. See Dr. Stockdale every six months for your usual exam and hygienic cleaning. He'll evaluate your restored tooth to be sure you continue to do well.

 

Please call us

We likely can help your tooth and relieve your symptoms. Call Renaissance Dental Care in Rancho Cucamonga, CA, at (909) 987-0040. Dr. Stockdale is known for his comfortable, accurate care.

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.



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