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Los Gatos Dental Group
On behalf of our entire Los Gatos dental team, we would like to welcome you to our website. We hope that you will find your visit interesting and educational. Our goal is to help you achieve the best oral health and the most beautiful smile possible — all in a comfortable, relaxed environment. Our Los Gatos dentists are proud of our friendly, knowledgeable dentists you’ll grow to know and trust!
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We take pride in being leaders in our field, incorporating the latest dental technology in a caring atmosphere. Our commitment is to provide our patients with a lifetime of dental health based on the philosophy of minimally invasive treatment.
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Our office is located in Los Gatos, and our practice has been serving the greater San Jose area for over 25 years.
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Our Los Gatos dentists make their treatment decisions based on a “minimally invasive treatment” philosophy which dictates that every procedure performed in our office is as conservative as possible, preserving as much healthy tooth structure as we can. We use many advanced dentistry techniques and types of equipment to make this possible, please click here from more information on our minimally invasive philosophy.
We look forward to seeing you soon. Also serving the following areas: Saratoga, Santa Clara, San Jose, and Campbell, CA.
Today we can replace single or multiple teeth with our dental implants, which are revolutionizing the way many dentists practice today. A dental implant is basically a replacement tooth.
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It is a titanium post which is implanted into the jawbone where the root of the missing tooth used to be. It is the same type of medical grade titanium which is used for knee and hip replacements. We can use implants to replace a single missing tooth, or multiple teeth by utilizing two or more implants and placing a bridge on the implants. Another use for implants is to stabilize dentures and partials.
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An implant can be placed practically anywhere a tooth used to be, providing there is still enough bone to support it. When teeth are lost, the bone which used to support it gradually melts away, a process called resorption. This is why people who have no teeth and wear dentures have to have their dentures refitted (or relined) every few years. Eventually the bone resorbs so much that there is nothing left to support the denture which becomes extremely loose and difficult to eat with. Look at the two full mouth x-rays on the right and you can see what happens to the jawbone when there are no teeth left to support it.
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Although it is difficult to see, the same resorption has happened on the upper jaw as well. An interesting fact is that when implants are placed, the bone resorption stops. The upper and lower jawbone treat the implants as if the were natural teeth and the bone stays where it should. Another interesting fact is that dentures and partials actually accelerate the loss of bone underneath them because of the pressure they exert on the gum tissue. Implants stop this by transferring the pressure of chewing from the surface of the gums to the inside of the bone, exactly as your teeth do. This is the main reason why our San Jose dental implants are a better choice than dentures and partials, and also why it is important to have implants placed in a timely manner before too much bone resorption has occurred.
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There are two basic steps to a root canal, cleaning the inside of the tooth (called “shaping”) and filling the inside of the tooth. After the tooth is numbed, a hole is opened up into the pulp chamber. Once inside the pulp chamber, the openings to the canals (one to four depending on the tooth) are located and cleaned out using instruments called files. The files ream out the inside of the canals, removing dead tissue and opening up the canals so we can rinse them out with an antibacterial solution. Once the canals are fully cleansed, the canals are dried and filled with a rubbery material which seals up the little hole at the tip of the root so nothing can ever get back inside your tooth. If there is a large abscess present, we sometimes place the patient on antibiotics for a week before filling the canals. This is done so we do not trap any bacteria inside our root canal filling. You can tell if a tooth has had a root canal by looking at the x-ray and seeing the white filling material down the length of the roots. We may place a post inside one of the canals before placing a crown to help strengthen the tooth. We may refer a patient to a root canal specialist, called an Endodontist, if there are any unusual circumstances such as curved roots, extra roots or extremely small canals. https://youtu.be/PsO4z1mawoc