Dentist - Rancho Cucamonga
9080 Milliken Ave, Suite 100
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730

Archive:

btn

Our Blog
 

Posts for category: Dental Procedures

By John Stockdale, D.D.S.
March 11, 2022
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Dentures  

If you are considering a denture, you might be wondering about the different options to choose from. What will work best for you? Which one should you choose? These are all great questions that Dr. John Stockdale at Renaissance Dental Care in Rancho Cucamonga, CA, wants to help you with. 

You might need a new denture if you have missing or damaged teeth, or if you’ve worn a denture for a long time. Modern denture materials can provide a denture that looks natural and helps you enjoy the foods you love. The right new denture can restore your self-esteem and confidence too.

A full denture is a great choice if you want to replace an entire upper or lower arch of teeth. If you need a full denture, you can choose from:

  • An immediate denture, which is delivered immediately after your teeth are removed; this type of denture has the advantage of you leaving the office with a full set of teeth. After the area has healed completely, a second permanent denture will be made.
  • A conventional denture, which is created and placed over healed tissue after 6 to 8 weeks; conventional dentures are great because you only have to become accustomed to one denture.
  • An overdenture, which uses dental implants or retained root tips to provide support and conserve the bone in your jaws; the overdenture is simply snapped in place over the implants or root tips.

A partial denture is the choice to make if you only want to replace a few teeth and not an entire arch. If you need a partial denture, you can choose from:

  • A transitional partial denture, a great choice if you want to move on to dental implants and don’t want to live without teeth; transitional partial dentures are a temporary choice and are often less expensive.
  • A removable partial denture, the perfect choice if you don’t want implants later; removable partial dentures are made of strong, sturdy materials that will last.

You deserve a denture that enhances your appearance and your life. For more information about tooth replacement options call Dr. John Stockdale at Renaissance Dental Care in Rancho Cucamonga, CA, today! To reach our office, call 909-987-0040.

By John Stockdale, D.D.S.
February 09, 2022
Category: Dental Procedures

When was the last time you paid Dr. John Stockdale a visit? If you're like many people, chances are it was more than six months ago. We hear the reasons why people neglect regular dental visits all the time: lack of money or quality dental insurance, busy schedules, and fear. However, your twice-yearly checkups are so important for your dental health and for your overall health as well.

You may brush your teeth twice a day and even floss, and your teeth may feel fine, but regular dental checkups with Renaissance Dental Care in Rancho Cucamonga, CA, aren’t about addressing problems and reacting — they are about cavity prevention. No matter how much you brush and floss, there is still a chance that food or other debris can get lodged between your teeth, and there is also a chance that food and beverages can wear down your tooth enamel in between visits, making your teeth vulnerable to decay.

In addition to a thorough tooth cleaning and polishing, these regular visits help us detect and prevent the onset of tooth decay and periodontal (gum) disease. During your visit, we’ll check the health of your mouth, teeth, gums, cheeks, and tongue. We’ll also check old fillings and restorations, as these can wear away over time from constant chewing, grinding, or clenching.

It's important to know that the majority of dental problems do not become visible or painful until they are highly advanced. And, unfortunately, serious oral issues are painful and expensive to treat. A deep cleaning twice a year by our team at Renaissance Dental Care in Rancho Cucamonga, CA, is the best way to hit all the spots you may have missed with brushing and flossing and prevent any problems that may have gone unseen.

Make sure your teeth get the professional attention they deserve! If you’re overdue for your next cleaning, please give us a call to schedule an appointment with Dr. John Stockdale at (909) 987-0040.

By John Stockdale, D.D.S.
November 17, 2021
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Dentures   Implants   All On 4  

Those in Rancho Cucamonga, CA, looking to replace the gaps left in their mouth from missing teeth may want to consider looking into getting dental implants. However, before going to the dentist and getting dental implants, it is vital to learn the difference between the implants, dentures, and All on 4. Making the best decision depends upon knowing the difference between all of your options. Those with questions about the different dental prosthetics should call to schedule an appointment with Dr. John Stockdale at Renaissance Dental Care. 

Dentures

Dentures are removable, replacements for missing teeth. Complete dentures are used when most teeth are missing and generally ready for placement about eight to 12 weeks after removing the teeth. Partial dentures are still removable and only consist of replacement teeth attached to a gum-colored plastic base and used when one or more of the mouth’s natural teeth remain in the upper or lower jaw. 

Dental Implants

Dental implants differ from dentures as they are a more permanent solution to missing teeth. The dental implant is surgically secured into the jawbone and fuses to the bone over a few months. Then, a crown is secured over the implant to serve as the replacement tooth, which appears like a natural-looking tooth. Your Rancho Cucamonga, CA dentist, can help explain how the dental implant process works.  

All On 4

All on 4 is a hybrid denture that is mounted on the jaw using four implants. This type of tooth replacement treatment can replace both the upper and lower arches. This treatment is also permanent and can only be removed by a dentist. 

When looking to replace your teeth or fill in the gaps in your mouth, learning about the different dental prosthetics available can help you decide which option to get. Those considering dental implants in Rancho Cucamonga, CA, should speak with Dr. Stockdale at Renaissance Dental Care. Call (909) 987-0040 today to schedule your appointment. 

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.



Questions or Comments?
We encourage you to contact us whenever you have an interest or concern about our services.