Los Gatos Family Dentistry
Dr. Patricia Phan - Los Gatos, CA

Services & Procedures

We provide a variety of comprehensive services to fit your needs. See a complete list of our services and additional information below.
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Los Gatos Family Dentistry offers a comprehensive range of general and cosmetic dentistry services designed to meet your family's various needs. Whether you are looking for a general, restorative, or cosmetic dentist in Los Gatos, or a practice that can meet the needs of your whole family, Los Gatos Family Dentistry has what you need.

Do you need to schedule an appointment with a dentist in Los Gatos? Call us today to schedule your family's next visit. We offer exceptional dental care to patients from Los Gatos, Saratoga, Cupertino, San Jose, Santa Clara, and all surrounding communities. Our multilingual team looks forward to helping you.

Dentistry for Kids

At Los Gatos Family Dentistry, we understand that you and your child might be nervous at her first dental visit. Our goal is to make each and every visit a fun and positive experience.

If your family is already receiving care with us, we recommend you bring your little one to your next cleaning appointment beginning at age one. The goal is to familiarize him or her with the office and our tools prior to their visit by playing with our toys or watching an older sibling get his teeth counted or tickled.

If you are new to the practice, a first-time visit for a one-year-old might consist of simply sitting in the dental chair and touching "Mr. Thirsty" and "Mr. Tickles." How much we do will be based on your child's comfort level. Rest assured, we will only do what feels comfortable for your child.

At an early age, we want to establish healthy dental habits by educating you and your child. Your involvement in your child's oral health is a key component to helping your child develop healthy habits that will last a lifetime. At Los Gatos Family Dentistry, we are here to help every step of the way.

Crowns and Bridges

A crown is often referred to as a cap and is a dental restoration that encircles a damaged or weakened tooth to protect it and restore function and esthetics. A dental crown is both strong and durable and can extend the life of your teeth.

Dr. Phan, a highly skilled dentist in Los Gatos, has years of experience meticulously preparing teeth for crowns. Our highly skilled lab technician uses only high-quality materials to painstakingly create a customized, handmade tooth crown that fits your mouth perfectly.

You may benefit from a crown in the following situations:

  • To restore tooth structure to a badly decayed or broken tooth.
  • To strengthen a tooth weakened by a root canal or large filling.
  • To close gaps between misshapen teeth or replace a tooth over an implant.

A bridge is similar to a crown but is used to replace a missing tooth or several teeth. Crowns are placed on the teeth adjacent to the missing space and connected as a single unit, forming a bridge. Just like a dental crown, a bridge is strong, long-lasting, and aesthetic.

A bridge will prevent your teeth from shifting and replace those missing teeth, so you no longer need to feel self-conscious when you smile. You'll be amazed by the results we can achieve for you!

Gum Care

Gum disease, or periodontitis, is the number one cause of tooth loss in adults. Caused by a buildup of bacteria and plaque below the gum line, gum disease eventually leads to swelling, tenderness, bleeding, bad breath, tooth mobility, bone loss, and tooth loss over time. Gum disease has even been connected to other kinds of health problems, including heart disease, diabetes, and pre-term birth.

Dr. Phan offers specialized care for gum disease through deep cleaning, also known as scaling and root planing. When bacteria and plaque collect below the gum line, they can cause bone loss and eventually, tooth loss. With a deep cleaning procedure, Dr. Phan will remove bacteria and plaque from the pockets below your gum line, allowing your gums to reattach and stabilize your teeth to halt further bone loss.

If you have gum disease or a history of gum disease, you may require more frequent dental cleanings so we can closely monitor the condition of your gums and prevent relapse. Enquire today about our gum care program and what we do to help you preserve your teeth for life.

Cosmetic Dentistry

When you have a white, straight smile, others will see you as more friendly, outgoing, and confident. But not every patient has naturally white or straight teeth. That's why we offer popular cosmetic dental services like teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, and metal-free crowns, fillings, and bonding. During a consultation with Dr. Phan, we will talk to you about your needs and help you create a personalized treatment plan that will give you a new smile you'll love.

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Dental Implants

A dental implant is a titanium fixture surgically placed into your jaw bone to replace one or several missing teeth. An oral surgeon completes the initial phase of placing the implant. Once the area has healed, Dr. Phan will complete the second phase, restoring the implant. An implant acts as the root of the tooth and provides a solid base to support a crown, bridge, or dentures.

Benefits of dental implants include:

  • Replace a missing tooth or teeth and prevent neighboring teeth from shifting
  • Placement in areas where a bridge or denture might not be an option
  • Normal brushing and flossing and simple homecare
  • Natural-looking, seamless integration

Dr. Phan works with a local dental lab that specializes in creating precisely made, natural-looking implant restorations. In fact, our implants look so natural that the only people who will know that you had a missing a tooth are you and your Los Gatos dentist.

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Porcelain Veneers

Veneers are thin shells of porcelain bonded to the front side of a tooth to alter its color, shape, or appearance. Veneers are a simple solution to correct the following esthetic concerns:

  • Discoloration or stubborn stains that don't respond to whitening
  • Uneven or misshapen teeth
  • Chips, cracks or gaps

Having a smile you can feel proud of will make you feel more confident and self-assured and look more youthful. If you feel self-conscious about your teeth and are reluctant to show off your smile, ask us how Los Gatos Family Dentistry can create the perfect smile with porcelain veneers in just two easy appointments.

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Metal-Free Fillings

At Los Gatos Family Dentistry, we use tooth-colored composite resin as the material of choice for our fillings. Metal fillings tend to discolor the tooth over time, resulting in a dull, gray appearance.

Tooth-colored fillings, on the other hand, are available in a wide selection of white shades, allowing Dr. Phan to place a natural-looking repair that revitalizes your smile. Moreover, because we bond tooth-colored fillings to your tooth, they strengthen weakened tooth structure and require less tooth structure to be removed compared to metal fillings.

At Los Gatos Family Dentistry, applying conservative techniques to preserve your teeth is what we do every day.

Other Dental Services

We offer comprehensive dentistry at Los Gatos Family Dentistry that includes a wealth of services in addition to those listed above. Please click on the links below to learn more about all the dental services we provide.

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