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Posts for: January, 2017

By John Stockdale, D.D.S.
January 17, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

Before the advent of modern preventive dentistry, tooth loss was considered a natural part of life, largely to be expected with age. dental implantsAlthough many people are now keeping their natural teeth longer than ever before, there are still many factors that continue to cause some degree of tooth loss for millions of Americans every year, according to the American Dental Association. Even with good oral hygiene habits and regular care from a dentist, illness, accidents and sports injuries can lead to tooth loss. In addition to potentially ruining a smile, missing teeth can also contribute to oral and general health problems.

Dr. John Stockdale, your dentist in Rancho Cucamonga, CA recommends dental implants for qualified adult patients missing anywhere from one to just a few, or even all of their natural teeth.

Smile Restoration with Dental Implants in Rancho Cucamonga, CA

Implants restore missing teeth in two stages. Unlike other methods, which only replace the visible, cosmetic portion of the tooth below the gums, dental implants also restore the root, which helps to preserve and grow healthy new bone tissue. They also securely anchor the cosmetic dental crown in place, making implants the most secure and permanent dental replacement available.

The implants, made of a small, biocompatible titanium screw, are surgically placed in the gums, where they fuse with the surrounding bone tissue. Once the implant has healed, the cosmetic crown is attached, completing the restoration. Implants can be used to restore a single tooth, bridges or an entire set of dentures, with just a few implants. Adults in good overall health with enough oral bone density may qualify for dental implants. Once in place, implants require rigorous oral hygiene care at home and regular follow-up visits with a dentist.

Find a Dentist in Rancho Cucamonga, CA

Tooth loss can happen to anyone, but the negative effects on oral health and the cosmetic appearance of your smile no longer have to be permanent. For more information on the benefits of implants and whether they are the right tooth replacement option for you, contact Renaissance Dental Care by calling (909) 987-0040 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Stockdale today.

By John Stockdale, D.D.S
January 13, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: veneers   cosmetic dentistry  

Are you interested in finding out how porcelain veneers could transform your smile?

As much as we might not like it, appearances are important. It doesn’t seem all that hard to believe when you imagine just how many veneerstimes you show your smile to those around you: When you smile and wave at your neighbors. When you greet the cashier at the checkout counter. When you say goodbye to your coworkers or boss. When you pick up your kids from school. So, don’t you want to have the ideal smile to show off? We know you do! That’s why our Rancho Cucamonga, CA cosmetic dentist Dr. John Stockdale is happy to offer dental veneers.

The dental veneers you’ll get in Rancho Cucamonga are thin but durable shells made from porcelain. This porcelain shell is added to the front of your teeth once they have been prepared for these restorations. Dental veneers can easily hide these common dental flaws:

  • Chips and cracks
  • Discolorations
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Worn and uneven teeth
  • Minor overlapping or crooked teeth
  • Misshapen or malformed tooth

Patients often worry that these porcelain veneers will look fake, but rest assured these high-quality translucent layers are designed to mimic real teeth. The only person who will know you have veneers is you. Get veneers to change the color, shape or size of a tooth or teeth and get the smile you’ve always wanted.

In order to prepare your smile, we will need to file down some enamel from your teeth. Unlike crowns, we don’t have to remove as much enamel from your teeth (usually no more than 0.5 millimeters).

Once the veneers are individually crafted and then bonded to the front of your teeth they are designed to last up to 15 to 20 years before needing to be replaced. No special care is required, just treat your restorations like you would the rest of your smile when it comes to brushing and flossing and routine professional cleanings and you’ll have beautiful restorations for years to come.

Renaissance Dental Care in Rancho Cucamonga, CA is ready to give you the smile you know you deserve. If you want to find out whether you are a good candidate for veneers then it’s time you called our office today to schedule your consultation.

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