You and your family can take advantage of a full range of dental services here at Gateway Smiles. During each visit, you will be treated by trained professionals who will provide top quality care to prevent dental problems and treat current conditions.

Teeth Whitening  Poway, CA

Teeth Whitening

A common request we receive is how to make a smile whiter and brighter. This is a relatively simple and quick treatment option that can be performed periodically. Certain foods and beverages, such as wine and coffee, stain the teeth and contribute to discoloration. The teeth whitening process provides a solution that lightens the shade of the teeth. Additionally, the process actually rids the teeth of plaque and tartar that tend to lead to dental problems.

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Fillings  Poway, CA

Fillings

Composite fillings act as a dentistry solution for problems such as tooth decay or cracks. A composite filling is a tooth-colored plastic and glass mixture used to restore decayed teeth. This procedure is also utilized for cosmetic improvements of the smile by fixing any discoloration or reshaping any disfigured teeth.

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TMJ Treatment  Poway, CA

TMJ Treatment

At Gateway Smiles, we are proud to offer temporomandibular joint dysfunction, otherwise known as TMJ, treatments to provide relief for our patients. TMJ is caused by an inflammation in the temporomandibular joint, which acts as a sliding hinge that connects your jawbone to your skull.

What are the symptoms of TMJ?
TMJ causes pain and discomfort along the jawbone and can make it painful to even move your jaw. While jaw pain and discomfort don’t always equate to TMJ, if you are also experiencing headaches, trouble chewing, or pain in the face, jaw, and ear, you’re more than likely experiencing TMJ.

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Full Mouth Reconstruction  Poway, CA

Full Mouth Reconstruction

We usually recommend complex full-mouth rehabilitation when patients have multiple problems in their mouths. We help people who are suffering from gum disease, discoloration, tooth decay, crooked teeth, and other problems, usually all at the same time.

Before we start your rehabilitation, we will need to do a thorough examination with X-rays to determine what treatments you will need. Since every mouth is different, we create a treatment plan just for you.

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Veneers  Poway, CA

Veneers

Porcelain Veneers are wafer-thin, custom-made shells of tooth-colored materials designed to cover the front surface of teeth to improve appearance. These shells are bonded to the front of the teeth changing their color, shape, size, or length. We recommend this treatment to anyone experiencing discoloration that cannot be fixed with whitening or if your teeth are damaged. Porcelain veneers are also an option if you’re unhappy with the shape or look of your natural teeth.

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Porcelain Crowns  Poway, CA

Same-day Crown (CEREC)

Getting porcelain crowns is the best way to have a very natural looking smile. They are used when simply filling in a tooth is not an option. There are times when they decay is so bad that we just have to use a porcelain crown. We also use them with severely damaged teeth or teeth that have already had multiple fillings. Porcelain crowns are attached right to your teeth so that they can function, even when you bite something really hard! There are several types of porcelain crowns so it is important to discuss which type is best for you with your dentist.

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Invisalign  Poway, CA

Invisalign

Invisalign® is a modern alternative to straighten your teeth without wires or metal. Invisalign® involves a series of custom trays designed specifically for you and the plan your dentist or orthodontist creates to move your teeth. The trays are made from a smooth plastic that covers your teeth and gradually moves them into place.

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Dental Implants  Poway, CA

Dental Implants

When you have missing teeth, an alternative solution to dentures is dental implants. While dentures are removable, dental implants provide permanent new teeth to restore your mouth’s function and appearance. Dental implants tend to offer a successful and lasting solution to the loss of some or all of your teeth.

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Bridges  Poway, CA

Bridges

When your teeth are missing, it greatly affects your smile. At the same time, the missing tooth has the potential to negatively affect your oral hygiene because of unprotected gum exposure. Dental bridges are one of many options aimed at improving the appearance and function of your teeth by replacing the missing tooth or teeth. During your exam, we will discuss whether or not dental bridges are right for you.

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Sleep Apnea  Poway, CA

Sleep Apnea

People who have sleep apnea never get the rest that they deserve. They have trouble breathing which constantly wakes them up throughout the night. Many people who have sleep apnea have multiple health problems. They are always exhausted. Being tired can affect people at home and at work. They may be miserable and have trouble concentrating. Sleep apnea can also affect their blood pressure, making them more likely to have strokes. There is a big risk with anesthesia since they have trouble breathing.

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Oral Conscious Sedation  Poway, CA

Oral Conscious Sedation

With oral conscious sedation, your anxiety will decrease and you’ll feel comfortable during your dental treatment. Rest assured, you will stay conscious throughout the procedure. With this type of sedation, we provide medication that relaxes your body and mind. If you undergo this type of sedation procedure, we ask that you have someone else drive you on the day of your treatment. Nonetheless, the effects of the sedation do not linger, so you will feel alert and back to your normal state again soon after treatment.

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Prosthodontics

Here at Gateway Smiles, we are pleased to offer prosthodontics to our patients. Prosthodontics is a field of dentistry that helps patients when they are missing teeth or other structures in the mouth. Prosthodontists work hard, not only to provide functionality so patients can talk and eat better, but also to give our patients beautiful smiles!

Prosthodontists need to start by doing a full examination so that they can decide the best way to treat a patient. They often use implants, crowns, bridges, and more. In the worst case scenarios, they make patients a set of dentures to give them a lovely smile.

Contact us here at (858) 676-1010 if you are missing teeth or other structures in your mouth. We will schedule an examination and talk you through your options.

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Periodontal Therapy

Not all dental cleanings are created equal. While the aim of regular dental cleanings is to remove plaque and tartar, prevent disease, and maintain oral health, periodontal maintenance is a little more complex.

Regular dental cleanings, or prophylaxis, focus on the visible surface of the teeth, which is referred to as the crown. Whereas, periodontal maintenance targets the areas which are affected directly by your periodontal disease. A thorough deep clean is performed on not only the teeth, but the other problem areas including the gums, roots, and bone.

The aim of periodontal maintenance is to prevent the progression of the disease any further, while removing bacteria, reducing inflammation, and helping avoid infection. Your dentist will work with you to insure the best form of maintenance for your stage of the disease. Frequency of appointments and forms of treatment will vary from patient to patient.

For more information on our services or to request an appointment, please don’t hesitate to contact us today at (858) 676-1010.

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