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By John Stockdale, D.D.S.
January 28, 2020
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: CEREC Crowns  

CEREC crowns are ideal for busy people. In fact, the same-day crowns require just one appointment with your Rancho Cucamonga, CA, dentist, Dr. John Stockdale.

How are CEREC crowns different than other crowns?

Receiving a crown once required two dental appointments. During the first appointment, your dentist made an impression of your mouth and prepared your tooth for the dental crown. You left the office with a temporary crown, which you wore until your new crown was ready. Although the crown was very durable, you had to avoid eating sticky or tough foods that could loosen or dislodge the temporary restoration.

After waiting about two weeks for technicians in a dental laboratory to create your crown, you returned to the dental office for your second and final appointment. Thanks to the CEREC crown process, it's now possible to eliminate the dental lab and the need for a second appointment.

What happens when I receive a CEREC crown?

The first two steps - preparation and an impression - remain almost the same no matter what type of crown you receive. Thanks to the digital CAD/CAM technology, messy putty impressions are a thing of the past. If putty impressions tend to make you gag, you'll appreciate the much more comfortable digital impression process.

Your dentist creates your new crown in his Rancho Cucamonga office while you wait. As soon as your dentist is happy with the design of the crown, he sends it to his in-office milling machine.

Your crown is fabricated from a block of ceramic or resin, two materials that look just like tooth enamel. The milling machine crafts your restoration by strategically removing layers from the ceramic or resin block. The result is a natural-looking crown that fits your tooth perfectly.

The process generally takes about an hour. As soon as your crown is ready, your dentist will check its fit. After making a few minor adjustments, he'll attach it to your tooth with dental cement.

Restore your smile in just one day with CEREC crowns. Call your dentist in Rancho Cucamonga, CA, Dr. John Stockdale, at (909) 987-0040 to schedule your appointment.

By John Stockdale, D.D.S.
November 14, 2019
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: Porcelain Veneers  

Unhappy with your smile? You're not alone. Fortunately, cosmetic dentistry offers a number of options to eliminate the aesthetic features of your teeth that you don't love. Whether you're bothered by stains/discolorations, chipped teeth, gaps, or just general cosmetic imperfections, there are several options available to fix a damaged smile. One of the most popular cosmetic dentistry options available today is porcelain veneer treatment. Available from Dr. John Stockdale, your dentist in Rancho Cucamonga, CA, veneers can eliminate a wide range of issues and give you a smile that you love!

What Porcelain Veneers Can Do for Your Smile

As their name suggests, porcelain veneers are made from a thin, translucent layer of porcelain, and bonded onto the surface of teeth in order to change their size, shape, or color. Veneers can improve the aesthetic appearance as well as functionality of chipped, cracked, or uneven teeth.

At our Rancho Cucamonga office, we offer porcelain veneers for mild-to-moderate cosmetic damage like chips, cracks, gaps, odd spacing, stains, and general discolorations. However, you can still opt for veneers for purely cosmetic reasons if you'd just like to improve your smile or make it more symmetrical.

Veneers are custom designed from an impression of your teeth, so the end result is as subtle and natural-looking as possible. Although your dentist will need to remove a thin layer of enamel before placing the veneer to ensure a smooth fit, it's an otherwise quick and minimally invasive procedure that can be completed in about two short dental appointments.

Porcelain veneers are designed to give you lasting results, and typically last between five to ten years and often longer with proper oral hygiene, a healthy diet, and regular preventive dental care.

Interested? Give our Rancho Cucamonga Office a Call!

If you're ready for a new, improved smile and better oral health, schedule an appointment with Dr. Stockdale 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.
May 22, 2019
Category: Oral Health

Do you pay attention to your gums? You should—periodontal disease (i.e. gum disease) is the biggest reason for tooth loss in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Read on to learn the signs of periodontal disease and how it's treated by your Rancho Cucamonga, CA, dentist Dr. John Stockdale!

What is periodontal disease?

Also called gum disease, gingivitis (in its mildest form), and periodontitis, periodontal disease inflames and infects gum tissue, destroyingGum Disease the supporting bone structure and adversely affecting systemic health. Although it plagues about half of the adult population in the United States by the age of 30, periodontitis can be controlled with the help of proper oral hygiene.

The key to this control is eradicating the bacteria that causes plaque and tartar. When allowed to grow, these two materials cause distressing symptoms such as:

  • Reddened, tender gums
  • Bleeding
  • Pus along the gum line
  • Receding gums
  • Bad breath
  • Exposed tooth roots
  • Swelling of gum tissue
  • Loose teeth
  • Changes in dental bite and alignment or in the fit of a denture

Detection and treatment by your dentist in Rancho Cucamonga

During routine dental visits, Dr. Stockdale and his team check the health status of your gums. They do this by measuring your gum pockets, the spaces between your teeth and the adjoining gum tissue. Measurements greater than three millimeters cause concern and require treatment.

Most periodontitis can be arrested and managed with a thorough tooth scaling to remove deposits of tartar and plaque. More advanced cases may require advanced services such as gum grafting. Your dentist may instill antibiotics into gum pockets as needed.

Prevention of periodontal disease

While there can be a hereditary component to gum disease, everyone can enjoy healthier gums by following these recommendations from the American Dental Association (ADA):

  • Brush twice a day for at least two minutes, and floss daily to remove plaque and prevent tartar.
  • See your dentist every six months for a check-up and hygienic cleaning (some patients require more frequent cleanings.)
  • Consume a diet low in carbohydrates and processed sugars. Up your intake of fibrous vegetables and fruits.
  • Stay hydrated with plenty of water throughout the day. Water increases saliva and antibacterial action.
  • Avoid tobacco—both cigarettes and smokeless forms.
  • Limit how much alcohol you can consume, for these drinks dry out the mouth and encourage bacterial growth.

Healthy gums, healthy smile, healthy you

Yes, your gums play a vital role in your overall well-being. Is it time for your semi-annual check-up and cleaning with Dr. Stockdale? If so, contact Renaissance Dental Care in Rancho Cucamonga at (909) 987-0400.

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.





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