Dental Services

Preventative Dentistry

Dr. Cecile Macatangay is an expert in family general dentistry, including preventative and restorative services for clients. She is committed to educating clients on the importance of prevention, which reduces the risk of cavities, gum disease, gum pain, enamel wear, periodontitis, and other dental problems. Daily brushing, flossing, following a healthy diet, and regular dental cleanings and check-ups will help keep your teeth strong, clean, and white. Your oral health is connected to your body and if you do not look after your teeth then you may risk getting diabetes, heart disease, osteoporosis, respiratory disease, and even cancer.

Restorative Transformation

We offer many cosmetic techniques that will boost your smile and self-confidence. Your smile says everything about you and we want you to look and feel your best. If you avoid smiling because you don’t like the way your teeth look, then this might send off the wrong message to others. The good news is that restorative dentistry will help improve your smile. That’s right, your transformation is within reach, thanks to cosmetic procedures that involve crowns, whitening, veneers, contouring gums, reshaping teeth, dentures, implants, TMJ, and full mouth reconstruction.

Replacement of Missing Teeth

Your teeth affect your entire body and Dr. Cecile Macatangay offers the best solutions when it comes to restoring your smile. Did you know that you could lose 25% of your supporting jawbone within a year of losing a tooth? Did you know that a missing tooth could affect your eating choices, speech and overall bite? If you have a missing tooth, then you will want to consult with Dr. Macatangay, who will outline the benefits of implants, bridges or dentures and she will help create the right smile you are looking for.

Laser Gum Treatment

“In periodontal laser therapy, the provider uses a dental laser to access and remove the inflamed gum tissue from around the root of the tooth. When the infected tissue is removed and the root is exposed, the root scaling begins. This involves scraping off the calculus and plaque built up below the gumline and around the root. The dentist then smooths the root with instruments to remove any rough spots that might attract bacteria and cause future infections. The area between the gum and the root can then regenerate during the healing process.”

Cosmetic Dentistry

Dr. Cecile Macatangay is highly recognized as a leading cosmetic dentist and scores of clients rely on her for effective and affordable treatments. For those clients who are tight on finances, she offers flexible payment plans and free consultations too. Her cosmetic dentistry services include white fillings, dental veneers, teeth whitening, porcelain inlays and onlays, porcelain crowns and implant dentistry. Your smile matters and Dr. Macatangay will provide you with the best cosmetic procedures with the best technology.

Dental Care for Children

As a parent, you want to play a big role in keeping your child’s teeth clean and healthy. Dr. Cecile Macatangay is passionate with educating parents and their children on the benefits of oral health and she offers an exclusive children’s self-care program and children’s treatment preparation. If you have a young child, or even a teenager, then regular check-ups are important as good oral and dental hygiene will thwart off potential tooth decay, gum disease and bad breath. Macatangay Dentistry is widely known for making all young patients feel right at home.

Check-Ups and Cleaning

If you want healthy teeth, then regular check-ups and cleaning is necessary. Through digital Xrays and close examination, Dr. Cecile Macatangay will evaluate your overall oral health and she will look for early signs of bone or gum disease, root decay or tooth decay, as well will identify if any of your teeth need to be replaced or restored. She also provides oral cancer screening too. Regular cleaning is important as it removes tartar and plaque build-up and helps polish your teeth to give you a brighter smile. One thing is certain: regular check-ups and cleaning will keep your teeth healthy and allows Dr. Cecile Macatangay to address any early problems with your teeth.

Emergency Calls: Here for You 24/7

Dental emergencies happen and the quicker you get treatment, the better. Dental emergencies can happen during holidays, vacations, and in the middle of the night, and Dr. Cecile Macatangay is here to offer emergency dental services and same-day appointments. Call us at 619-878-1509.

Bite Appliances & Sports Guards

If you are an athlete, then you know how important it is to wear a guard. Dr. Cecile Macatangay has years of experience and the technology to create the best custom sports guard for your sport of choice, which will help protect your teeth during practice and game-time. And for those who grind their teeth during sleep, she also offers innovative bite appliances that prevent further damage to your teeth.

Frequently Asked Questions

The American Dental Association (ADA) guidelines recommend visiting a dentist at least twice a year for a checkup and professional cleaning. Our office also recommends a minimum of two visits per year, or depending on your condition, possibly 3-4 times per year.

One of our staff members will compile your medical and dental history during your first visit. We will then examine your teeth and gums, screen you for oral cancer, make X-rays of your teeth as needed and complete a TMJ (temporomandibular or jaw joint) exam. After we review your dental profile, we will discuss a diagnosis with you. If treatment such as a root canal (endodontics), braces (orthodontics) or oral surgery is needed, we will plan to treat you in our office or refer you to a specialist. We will discuss your options for treatment and fee payment and help you determine the best plan to fit your needs.

Following your initial visit, your regular follow-up visit will include: examination of your teeth and gums, screening for oral cancer, clean and scaling teeth and then we will make plans for treatment, as needed. We will discuss any pain or problems you may be experiencing and answer any questions you may have.

Painless dentistry is a means of ensuring your total experience in our office is as stress-free and pain-free as possible. We will discuss treatment options that may require no local anesthetic and whenever possible, alleviate pain by the means most comfortable to you.

Please call our office as soon as you determine that you have a dental emergency. We will be glad to work you in to our schedule if you have a dental emergency during regular business hours. After hours, over the weekend and during holidays, please call our office for the doctor’s emergency contact number.

We have many different procedures that can help these problems. Porcelain veneers are designed to look like your natural teeth and are individually and permanently attached to the fronts of your existing teeth. Veneers can be positioned to close gaps. Bonding utilizes a composite material made of plastic to fill in areas of your teeth and correct chipping and shape problems. Both porcelain veneers and bonding are color-matched to the rest of your teeth.

Yes. We accept many types of dental insurance and will process your claim for you upon receipt of your co-payment. We offer a low interest rate payment plans through Carecredit and also accept most major credit cards.

Dr. Macatangay will gladly “accept”, or file a claim, any dental insurance plan that you or you family might have.

Please contact our office or your dental insurance provider to see if you still have out-of-network benefits available through your plan. There are many dental plans that will still pay dental benefits, even if Dr. Macatangay is not a preferred provider.