Los Gatos Periodontist Dr. HagShenas specializes in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of periodontal (gum) disease as well as the placement and maintenance of dental implants. He is committed to helping his patients care for their gums as well as teaching them how to maintain optimal gum health at home.
Our Los Gatos Dental Practice specializes in conservative and surgical treatment of gum disease including cosmetic procedures to aesthetically enhance your smile, including:
- Crown Lengthening
- Osseous Surgery
- Dental Implants, to replace single or multiple missing teeth
Periodontal Disease Los Gatos
Periodontal diseases are ongoing infections of the gums that gradually destroy the support of your natural teeth. Dental plaque is the primary cause of gum disease in genetically-susceptible individuals. Bacteria found in plaque produce toxins or poisons that irritate the gums. They may cause them to turn red, swell, and bleed easily. If this irritation is prolonged, the gums separate from the teeth causing pockets (spaces) to form. Plaque can also harden into a rough, porous substance known as calculus (or tartar). This can occur both above and below the gum line. As periodontal diseases progress, the supporting gum tissue and bone that holds teeth in place deteriorate. If left untreated, this leads to tooth loss. Statistically, this disease damages the teeth, gum, and jawbone of more than 80 percent of Americans by age 45.
Dental Implants Los Gatos
Dental implants are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel, and function like natural teeth. The person who has lost teeth regains the ability to eat virtually anything and can smile with confidence, knowing that their teeth appear natural and that their facial contours will be preserved. The implants themselves are tiny titanium posts that are placed into the jawbone where teeth are missing. The bone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth. Learn More About Dental Implants.
Los Gatos Dentist Dr. HagShenas will provide you with excellent, personalized dental care and will make sure your visit to our dental office here in Los Gatos & San Jose will be as comfortable and pleasant as possible. Give us a call at 408.377.5134 or send an email to ContactUs@SVSmileSolutions.com and we look forward to hearing from you.