Dental Services – Los Alamitos, CA
Gentle, Patient-Driven Oral Healthcare
Dr. William Poe, your dentist in Los Alamitos, and his team are here to help you achieve a healthier, happier smile than ever before. From general care to gorgeous cosmetic treatments to transformative restorative care, we’re more than prepared to meet your needs in a way that’s always friendly, skillful, and comfortable. You deserve the best, after all! Patients can enjoy the following services at our office:
We recommend that patients visit us at least once every six months for a routine cleaning and exam. These appointments form the foundation for a healthy mouth and can prevent serious and costly dental problems. We also provide other treatments designed to protect your smile, including dental sealants and oral cancer screenings. Bring your entire family to us for regular preventive care; we welcome patients of all ages, including young children.
Are you ready to hit the refresh button on the way your smile looks? We offer several cosmetic treatments that can dramatically improve the appearance of your teeth. We can brighten your teeth several shades in a single appointment with Zoom! whitening, or we can use porcelain veneers to totally transform your smile. When you visit us for your cosmetic consultation, we’ll design a treatment plan that will help you achieve your dream look.
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is dangerous sleep disorder that affects breathing at night, thereby robbing its victims of restful sleep and putting them at a high risk of developing serious systemic health conditions. If you snore loudly and always feel tired, you may have OSA. After you receive an OSA diagnosis, Dr. Poe can help by designing a custom oral appliance that gently repositions your jaw to allow for easier breathing and higher quality shuteye.
Dental implants are the best tooth replacement that modern dentistry has to offer. These small titanium cylinders act as substitutes for the roots of missing teeth, providing an extremely stable base for the prosthetics that go on top of them. Dental implants are long-lasting and aesthetically pleasing; they even offer significant bone health benefits. Unlike many other dentists in our area, Dr. Poe is qualified to perform all stages of the implant process, from the placement surgery to the final restoration.
Porcelain veneers are ultra-thin pieces of porcelain that Dr. Poe permanently attaches to the fronts of teeth, thereby disguising all of a smile’s aesthetic flaws. Veneers can make problems like discoloration, small gaps, minor misalignment, and chipped teeth disappear. In most cases, Dr. Poe can place them in just two appointments. The veneers are resistant to stains, provide an extremely natural appearance, and have the potential to last for 10 years or longer.
Coffee, tea, wine, and other dark foods and beverages can discolor teeth over time, leaving them yellow and dull-looking. Zoom! teeth whitening is able to reverse years of stains in as little as one hour. During the procedure, we apply a special gel to the teeth. A light activates the gel and helps it penetrate the enamel to break up even deep-set stains. Zoom! whitening is completely safe for most patients and is far more effective than any over the counter whitening treatment.
The vast majority of people will develop a cavity at some point in their life. In the past, dentists had to use mercury amalgam to treat the decay, which created unsightly dark spots in the teeth. Today, a better option is available: tooth-colored fillings. They are made out of a flexible composite resin that blends in seamlessly with the dentition around it. Tooth-colored fillings not only look good, but they are also better for your oral and overall health than metal fillings.
A smile makeover is not a specific treatment. Rather, it is a treatment plan that addresses everything you don’t like about the way your smile looks. During your consultation, Dr. Poe will talk to you about your goals and then recommend procedures to get you on the road to owning the gorgeous, healthy smile of your dreams. A smile makeover can include both cosmetic and restorative treatments, from simple teeth whitening to extensive tooth replacement.
Misaligned teeth are unattractive, and they can lead to significant and painful oral health problems. No matter your age, it is in your best interests to correct orthodontic issues. Dr. Poe is qualified to offer both traditional metal braces and Invisalign. After he examines your teeth and learns more about your circumstances and goals, he’ll design an orthodontic treatment plan that will give you a straighter, healthier, and more confident smile.
Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD) is a common condition that causes jaw pain, headaches, neck pain, and a host of other unpleasant symptoms. In many cases, it stems from overstressed jaw muscles that are the result of a misaligned bite. After Dr. Poe examines your jaw and surrounding structures, he can recommend a treatment to realign your bite, help your muscles relax, and enable you to find relief from your pain.
Full Mouth Reconstruction
Do you suffer from serious dental problems, or do you have old dental work that needs to be replaced? Dr. Poe will examine your mouth and pinpoint the issues that are causing you to have a painful mouth that functions at less than its best. To rebuild your smile, he may use crowns, fillings, dental implants, and cosmetic treatments. Full mouth construction can be a lengthy process, but the final results are well worth it!
Modern dentures are comfortable, natural-looking, and sturdy enough to enable you to eat most foods. Dr. Poe can provide you with a complete denture to replace an entire arch of missing teeth. Or, he can design a partial denture that will fit in around your remaining natural teeth. In either case, you can look forward to enjoying a confident smile and improved dental function.
Contact the office of Dr. William Poe today to schedule an appointment with our team, or if you have any questions about our wide variety of dental services. We can’t wait to welcome you.