Get a New Smile at Renaissance Dental Care
Are you missing one or more teeth and looking for a long-lasting solution to help restore your smile? At Renaissance Dental Care in Rancho Cucamonga, CA, Dr. Jay Stockdale offers dental implants to help you achieve a beautiful, functional set of teeth that’ll last a lifetime.
We understand that starting the dental implant process can feel overwhelming. We’ll be by your side every step of the way to answer any questions and concerns you may have. Read our guidelines to learn more about the journey to achieving a beautiful smile.
Your Initial Consultation With Dr. Stockdale
The first step in the dental implant process is to schedule a consultation with our experienced implant dentist, Dr. Stockdale. This is to ensure you pick the right implant provider for your smile. During your appointment, he’ll examine your teeth and gums, take X-rays or other imaging tests, ask about your medical and dental history and medications, and discuss your treatment goals with you. Based on this information, he’ll create a customized treatment plan that meets your dental needs and fits your budget.
If you decide to proceed with treatment, we’ll work with you to schedule any necessary supplemental procedures, such as bone grafting or gum disease treatment, that may be required before placing your implant.
Not every candidate for dental implants will need a supplemental procedure, but many do. One of the lasting effects of tooth loss is the deterioration of bone density in your jaw. Natural teeth play a role in stimulating bone growth to keep your jaw strong, but this can’t happen without a tooth in place.
Fortunately, Dr. Stockdale can perform supplemental treatments right here at Renaissance Dental Care. These procedures are aimed at strengthening your jaw so your implant can successfully bond after placement.
Placing Your Implant Fixture
The next step in the dental implant procedure is to place the implant fixture, which will serve as the foundation for your new tooth. Our experienced dentist, Dr. Stockdale, will perform the procedure at our office, ensuring your comfort by using local anesthetic and your choice of dental sedation. The implant fixture is typically made of biocompatible titanium, which enables it to fuse with your jawbone over time, creating a stable and permanent bond.
It will take a couple of months for your fixture to naturally integrate into your jaw, which is known as osseointegration. This process is crucial for providing the stability that your implant needs to function like a natural tooth. Meanwhile, we’ll fit you with a temporary crown to maintain your smile’s aesthetic appearance.
Following your surgery, we’ll provide detailed instructions on caring for the implant site as it heals. Most patients experience minimal discomfort and can resume their daily activities within a day or two.
Completing Your Restoration
Once osseointegration is complete, you’re ready for the final stage of your dental implant process. We’ll call you back to our office, where Dr. Stockdale will replace the temporary restoration with a custom-made porcelain crown that matches your natural teeth in color, shape, and size.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long does the dental implant procedure take?
It takes at least a few months for the entire process to complete. This timeframe may be longer depending on if a supplemental treatment is needed, how many implants you need, and how long your jawbone takes to naturally bond with the fixture. However, the procedure itself only takes a couple of hours during one appointment. Three to six months is the average time the entire process takes.
How painful is a dental implant?
You won’t feel anything during the procedure because of the local anesthetic and your choice of dental sedation. While you may experience some pain or discomfort after the procedure, this can be easily treatable with over-the-counter pain medications. Most patients can be back at work the following day.
How soon after tooth extraction can you have an implant?
Sometimes, it’s possible to place an implant on the same day a tooth is extracted. But in most cases, you’ll have to wait a couple of months for the area to heal before receiving a dental implant. Your dentist will be able to give you an estimate as to how long you should wait based on your unique oral health.
How long does it take for an implant to heal?
The time it takes to heal depends on several factors, such as how many implants you received, how fast your body heals, and how well you take care of your oral hygiene. Your implant provider will provide aftercare instructions that will help set you up for a quick and smooth recovery.
Can your mouth reject an implant?
It’s possible, but your mouth will rarely reject a dental implant. In the case that you notice difficulty chewing, gum inflammation, increased swelling, loosening of your implant, or severe pain, contact your implant provider’s office immediately so they can help.
Schedule Your Free Consultation With Dr. Stockdale
Ready to receive a beautiful smile that lasts a lifetime? Call our Rancho Cucamonga office today at (909) 297-1921 to learn more about dental implants and the different solutions we offer. We’ll schedule your free consultation with Dr. Stockdale and get you on the path to a new smile.
You can also request your appointment by filling out our online contact form, and one of our staff will get back to you promptly. We’re proud to serve patients in Rancho Cucamonga and the surrounding areas like Riverside, San Bernardino, and Diamond Bar, CA.