Dental Implants | Los Gatos Family Dentistry
Dental implants are highly regarded as the gold standard of tooth replacement today. Lifelike, durable, and long-lasting, dental implants effectively replace the entire structure of a missing tooth for unparalleled form and function. At Los Gatos Family Dentistry in Los Gatos, CA, Dr. Patricia Phan and her experienced team help patients with missing teeth reclaim their oral health as well as their smiles with dental implant restorations.
Los Gatos Implant Dentistry
When a tooth is lost due to disease or injury, the surrounding teeth that remain begin to shift in order to fill the space. The bone tissue in the jaw begins to lose volume, putting other teeth at risk over the course of a few short years. Biocompatible dental implants effectively stimulate the jaw bone, preventing further tissue loss.
Our practice offers Los Gatos dental implants that look natural and help give you a more stable smile. A dental implant is a titanium fixture surgically placed into your jawbone to replace one or several missing teeth. Following placement, a relatively brief period of healing ensues, allowing the jaw bone to fuse securely with the implant. This process is called osseointegration.
When the implant is firmly fused with the jaw bone, Dr. Phan affixes a custom restoration to the post using a connecting component called an abutment. The dental implant itself acts as the root of the tooth and provides a solid base to support a crown, bridge or dentures. In this way, dental implants may be used to replace a single tooth, multiple teeth in a row, or an entire arch of missing teeth.
Benefits of our Los Gatos professional dental implants include:
- Replacing a missing tooth or teeth and preventing neighboring teeth from shifting
- Placement in areas where a bridge or denture might not be an option
- Simple homecare with normal brushing and flossing
- Natural looking, seamless integration with the rest of your teeth
Dr. Phan works with a local lab that specializes in creating precisely made, natural looking dental implant restorations in Los Gatos. In fact, our implants look so natural that the only people who will know you’re missing a tooth are you and your Los Gatos dental implant dentist!
Dental implants do more than replace missing teeth for improved function and aesthetic quality. Because a dental implant supports and preserves the bone tissue within the jaw, it can also help to maintain facial contours and the shape of your mouth as a whole. A patient whose bone tissue has deteriorated over time will experience a noticeably diminished jaw line, a common problem that leads to a sunken appearance. With our Los Gatos dental implant services, Dr. Phan can help you maintain not only your smile and your bite, but also the shapely contours of your face.
Schedule Your Los Gatos Dental Implant Consultation
Whether you are missing a single tooth or have lost multiple teeth due to damage and disease, Dr. Phan can help with a wide range of restorative dentistry solutions. Conveniently located in Los Gatos, CA, our office specializes in helping patients just like you reclaim their smiles with dental implant restorations that look and feel completely natural.
Contact our office today to schedule your one-on-one consultation and to explore the possibilities afforded by dental implant technology. We look forward to serving you and your family, providing you with everything you need to achieve and maintain optimal oral health. Our cutting-edge dental office warmly welcomes families from throughout Los Gatos and the surrounding areas, including Sunnyvale, Saratoga, Los Altos, San Jose, Cupertino, Campbell, Monte Sereno, and more.