Periodontics & Dental Implants
Cupertino & Milpitas, CA
Dennis S. D. Chen, D.D.S., M.S., practices a full scope of periodontics ranging from periodontal diseases, dental implants, cosmetic periodontal surgeries (gum grafting), crown lengthening, and periodontally accelerated osteogenic orthodontics (PAOO).
Periodontal diseases are infections of the gums that gradually eradicate the support of your natural teeth. Periodontal disease damages teeth, gum, and jawbones of more than 80 percent of Americans by the age of 45.
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, which may cause redness, swelling, and bleeding. As periodontal diseases progress, the supporting gum tissue and bone that holds teeth in place deteriorate. If left untreated, this may lead to tooth loss.
Dental implants are one of the alternatives for the replacement of missing teeth. Dental implants will look, feel, and function like natural teeth. Patients regain the ability to eat virtually any of their favorite foods and the confidence to smile, knowing their implants appear natural and that subtle facial contours have been restored. Dental implants are changing the way people live by allowing patients to rediscover the comfort and confidence to eat, speak, and laugh freely.
Cosmetic Periodontal Surgery
Cosmetic periodontal surgeries are designed to prevent future gum recession. These procedures include the coverage of long and exposed root surfaces, correction of gummy smiles (esthetic crown lengthening), and gum tissue management for crown and bridges. For those unhappy with the appearance of short, unsightly teeth, a combination of periodontal procedures by and cosmetic dentistry can greatly improve your teeth’s appearance as well as overall health.
For more information about dental implants or to schedule a consultation, please call our Cupertino, CA office at Cupertino Phone Number 408-996-3191.