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By John Stockdale, D.D.S.
January 28, 2016
Category: Procedures
Tags: CEREC   dental crowns  

Could same-day crowns be the right dental work to preserve your damaged tooth?

If you’ve ever needed to get a dental crown before you may remember that after coming in for a routine checkup, where your Rancho dental crownsCucamonga dentist Dr. John Stockdale discovered a damaged tooth, you would have to come back to prepare the tooth and remove enough enamel for the crown.

In the meantime, the crown would need at least a week to be custom-made to fit over your tooth. During that time, you would be given a less-than-durable temporary crown. The process sounds a bit exhausting. But with CEREC same-day crowns… Not anymore!

What are CEREC crowns?

CEREC crowns look no different than traditional crowns and are still used to restore a tooth back to its normal shape, strength, size or aesthetics. The only difference is that CEREC crowns can be made in just one dental visit. Better yet, they can be made while you sit right here in our dental chair.

What makes a single visit possible is that CEREC crowns are made from a solid block of either ceramic or resin through our in-office CAD/CAM technology.

How does it all work?

When you come in for your dental crown we will first prepare the tooth by removing enough enamel to make room for the crown. Then we will take impressions of your teeth. With traditional crowns you may remember those messy, putty-like impressions that we needed to take, but now we can snap a few images of your teeth and have the images uploaded to our computer instantly.

Once the images are uploaded your Rancho Cucamonga general dentist will then use the CAD software to create a precise-fit crown. Once complete the CAM technology will mill the crown from a single block of material. And the best part is you can get your new restoration in about an hour!

Want to learn more about getting CEREC crowns in Rancho Cucamonga? Then call Renaissance Dental Care today to schedule a consultation with us.

By John Stockdale, D.D.S.
November 10, 2015
Category: Procedures
Tags: dental veneers  

Discover how this cosmetic procedure could give you a new and improved smile.

Are you interested in giving your smile a little makeover without time-consuming or invasive procedures? Your Rancho Cucamonga dental veneersdentist Dr. John Stockdale can help do just that with dental veneers.

Are you dealing with any of these dental imperfections?

  • Small chips
  • Discolorations and internal stains
  • Overlapping teeth
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Misshapen or uneven teeth

If you said yes to any of the issues above and are looking for an easy and painless way to hide these imperfections and get your ideal smile, then it’s time to talk to your dentist in Rancho Cucamonga, CA about dental veneers.

What are dental veneers?

These thin porcelain, tooth-colored shells are placed over the front surface of your teeth to hide these flaws and to give you a more perfect looking smile. Anyone looking to give their smile an aesthetic boost can benefit from getting dental veneers. And better yet, no one will even know you are wearing veneers. These shells mimic the translucency of a natural tooth so only you will know that you owe your radiant smile to veneers.

How do I get veneers?

The first step is to make sure that your smile is right for this cosmetic treatment. While many patients can benefit from getting veneers not all smiles are ideal (or we may find that other cosmetic treatments will be more beneficial for your treatment goals). Once we deem you a good candidate for veneers, the next step is to schedule an appointment for tooth preparation and impressions.

One reason that veneers have become so popular is that unlike dental crowns or other restorations, your cosmetic dentist in Rancho Cucamonga doesn’t have to remove large amounts of healthy tooth enamel beforehand. While teeth will need to be shaved down to accommodate the veneers, this is minimal. Keep in mind that this procedure isn’t reversible once enamel has been removed.

Then we take impressions of your teeth and send them to a lab where they will fabricate your veneers to fit your smile. After a couple of weeks you will come back in and we will adhere your veneers to the front of your teeth and then use a special laser to harden the resin. In two to three visits you could get a straighter, whiter and more even smile.

Ready to find out if dental veneers are right for your smile needs? Then turn to Renaissance Dental Care for all of your cosmetic dentistry services. Call our office today!

By John Stockdale, D.D.S.
August 25, 2015
Category: Procedures
Tags: Dental Implants  

If you are a smoker considering dental implants, then you should also consider a smoking cessation program. Research indicates that smokers experience a greater rate of implant failure than do their non-smoking counterparts. The reasons are many, and involve the very oral tissues that anchor and surround implant devices.

Dr. John Stockdale of Renaissance Dental Care places dental implants to replace teeth lost to decay, gum disease and injury. Many Smokingpeople are good candidates for this excellent tooth replacement surgery. However, some health conditions and lifestyle habits can compromise the success of implants. Insufficient bone density in the jaw is one such problem, but this often can be corrected with bone augmentation procedures.

Another compromising factor is cigarette smoking. While lung cancer and heart disease are well-publicized health problems associated with smoking, fewer people understand what tobacco does to oral health. Smoking accelerates bone and gum recession, tooth decay and periodontal disease.

Smoking Compromises Dental Implants

While many smokers receive dental implants, the tobacco habit decreases the stability and longevity of these prosthetic devices. Dental implants placed in Rancho Cucamonga and across the country last 20 years or more, with only a 8 percent failure rate, according to research published in the Journal of the International Society of Preventive and Cosmetic Dentistry. Implants placed in smokers have double that failure rate.

Why does cigarette smoke cause problems? The toxins in cigarettes set off a chain of physiological changes within the smoker's mouth. Smoke actually burns the soft oral tissues with each inhalation, thickening the outermost cell layers in a process called keratosis. Keratosis leads to dry mouth which, in turn, decreases blood supply.

These thicker tissues are more prone to infection, too, setting the stage for peri-implantitis, a condition similar to periodontal or gum disease. Peri-implantitis destroys the gums and bone at the implant site, often necessitating removal of the implant device.

Get Help to Quit

John Stockdale DDS and his professional team are great resources for assistance in kicking the tobacco habit before patients begin complex restorations such as dental implants. Primary care physicians also provide a wealth of information on smoking cessation programs.

Health care providers and former smokers agree that support from national and community support groups, individualized cessation programs and in-person, on-line and telephone counseling boost success rates. Smokefree.gov is a website developed by the National Cancer Institute and the Centers for Disease Control. It directs individuals to many tools and tips to start and maintain a successful quit plan.

Renaissance Dental Care

Dental implants help many individuals enjoy healthier, brighter smiles for a lifetime. Why not talk to Dr. Stockdale about this outstanding tooth replacement option? If you smoke, take the opportunity to begin a sensible quit plan. Call Renaissance Dental Care in Rancho Cucamonga today for a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Stockdale.

By Renaissance Dental Care
June 24, 2015
Category: Procedures
Tags: Bone Grafts  

Bone Grafting If you are going to spare the time and expense to visit your Rancho Cucamonga dentist for a tooth replacement, you want to know that your new teeth are going to last. After all, why would you go to the effort of replacing your teeth only to have them fall out again?

Choosing a qualified Rancho Cucamonga dentist to do your tooth replacement is one crucial factor that will determine whether or not your procedure will be effective. Another is making sure that your tooth replacements have a solid foundation to rest on. If you don't have that firm foundation already, you can achieve it with a bone graft from John Stockdale, D.D.S. at Renaissance Dental Care.

What is Bone Grafting?

Bone grafting is a common dental procedure in which bone or another comparable material is used to strengthen the jaw bone in order to provide the support needed for a tooth replacement procedure. While the bone grafting procedure itself will not take very long, you should expect a recovery period of several months in order to allow your jawbone time to heal and strengthen.

Where Does the Bone or Other Material Come From?

Your Rancho Cucamonga dentist will source material for your bone graft from one of three places: your own bone, a donor bone, or synthetic bone material. If your dentist uses your own bone, they will likely harvest it from your chin, jaw, shin, or hip.

Is Bone Grafting Safe?

Yes, bone grafting is considered very safe. You will need to be in good health before you can undergo the procedure, however.

If you are considering visiting a Rancho Cucamonga dentist for a tooth procedure such as dental implants, you will want to make sure your jaw bone is as strong as possible. Speak to Dr. Stockdale at Renaissance Dental Care to find out if bone grafting may be right for you, and to get all of the information you need to help the entire process go as smoothly as possible.



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