It’s Easy to Get a New Smile
Are you looking for an easy, stress-free journey to a beautiful smile? At Renaissance Dental Care, we offer dental implants for patients who need a durable, long-lasting solution to their tooth loss.
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 how easy the process can be.
Your Consultation With Dr. Stockdale
The first step of your journey to a complete smile is scheduling your free consultation with Dr. Jay Stockdale. He’ll examine your teeth and take X-rays to evaluate how dental implants can help you. During this time, he’ll also ask you questions about your treatment goals to make sure you get the care you need. Afterward, he’ll provide you with a treatment plan and a cost estimate.
All of this information is provided for your benefit, and you’re not obligated to proceed with later phases of the dental implant process. If you decide to move forward with treatment after Dr. Stockdale has approved it for you, a member of our office will sit down with you to create a treatment calendar.
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 jawbone. Natural teeth keep your jawbone strong by stimulating cell growth, 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 fixture is the first part of your dental implant to be placed. Implant fixtures are usually made out of titanium because of its ability to create a strong bond with living bone tissue, like those in your jaw. That’s why dental implants require a certain level of jawbone density.
This is a minor surgical procedure that Dr. Stockdale performs in our Rancho Cucamonga office. After your surgery, you’ll be given instructions on how to care for the site as it heals. Your fixture will take a couple of months to naturally integrate into your jaw. This process is called osseointegration and it provides the stability your implant requires to function like a natural tooth. In the meantime, we’ll place a temporary crown.
Completing Your Restoration
Once you’re ready for the final stage of your dental implant process, we’ll call you back to our office. Your porcelain crown will then be placed and you can enjoy your strong, beautiful smile. Porcelain restorations are crafted to blend in with your surrounding teeth, so your new smile will look completely natural.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long does the dental implant procedure take?
The entire process takes at least a couple of months to complete, depending on if you need a supplemental treatment 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 we’ll administer anesthesia. After the procedure, some pain or discomfort can be expected but is 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 the same day as 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.
How long does it take for an implant to heal?
The time it takes for you to heal is dependent on a number of factors such as how many implants you received, how fast your body heals, and how well you take care of your oral hygiene. Dr. Stockdale 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 very rare that your mouth will reject a dental implant. In the case that you notice difficulty chewing, gum inflammation, increased swelling, loosening of your implant, or severe pain, contact our Rancho Cucamonga office at (909) 297-1921 immediately so we can help.
Schedule Your Free Consultation With Dr. Stockdale
Ready to receive a beautiful smile that lasts a lifetime? To learn more about dental implants and the different solutions we offer, call our Rancho Cucamonga office today at (909) 297-1921. We’ll be happy to schedule your free consultation with Dr. Stockdale and get you on the path to a new smile.