Sports Mouth Guards

Dental mouth guards have long been used to protect the teeth, gums and supporting tissues from damage, injury and trauma. There are two types of sports mouth guards – over the counter and custom. While OTC guards are helpful for occasional use, many dental patients require the benefit of a customized dental mouth guard fitted […]

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Sinus Elevation

Ridge and sinus augmentations are surgical dental procedures used to fill in areas of the gum line and underlying bone that have deteriorated as a result of tooth loss or extraction. Specifically, a ridge augmentation refers to the reconstruction of degenerated or underdeveloped gums, and a sinus augmentation refers to an enhancement of the amount […]

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Bone Grafting

Bone grafting – also known as ridge and sinus augmentation – is a procedure used to build up the bone beneath the surface of the gums. The bones in the upper and lower arch of the mouth are responsible for supporting the teeth. When one or more teeth fall out, bone resorption occurs naturally. When […]

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Gum Recontouring

Your La Jolla Dentist Provides Porcelain (EmpressTM) Inlays, Onlays and Crowns If teeth are extremely structurally compromised by fractures, old restorations or decay, composite fillings, tooth-colored fillings, may not be the best solution. Under these conditions, the La Jolla Dentist, Dr. D’Angelo, recommends the use of advanced porcelain restorations rather than a filling. Similar to white fillings, […]

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Dentist talking with his patient about non surgical dental treatment

Non-Surgical Gum Treatments

There is a wide range of procedures at the disposal of your la jolla dentists for the treatment of periodontal diseases and conditions. When multiple treatment choices are available, the American Academy of Periodontology supports the use of the most minimally invasive and cost-efficient option. Often, this means that patients can undergo non-surgical treatments to […]

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Sedation Dentistry

Sedation Dentistry

The use of sedation in dentistry has revolutionized the way patients view dental visits. Patients who once were afraid or anxious about even the most routine dental procedures now visit the dentist with confidence. Sedation is typically administered to healthy individuals who need help relaxing or managing treatment anxiety. Reasons for needing sedation may include […]

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New Patient Forms

The Team at D’Angelo Olson DDS welcome you to our La Jolla, CA Dental Practice. For your convenience as a new patient, we offer the below forms in pdf online. Please download, print, and fill out the information at home, and bring the completed forms with you on your first visit. We look forward to […]

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3-D Digital Impressions

NO MORE MESSY IMPRESSIONS Your San Diego Dentists, Drs. D’Angelo, Dr. Olson, and Dr. Hoffman now offer a much better patient experience for flawless impressions. Instead of goopy impressions that can require time and be relatively uncomfortable, with the swipe of our wand, we generate an instant detailed 3D digital image of your teeth. This […]

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Digital X-Rays

Picture Perfect – Digital X-Rays Your picture-perfect smile starts with the perfect picture obtained from our advanced digital X-ray technology. Our friendly and compassionate staff is dedicated to providing you with the safest, most convenient, state-of-the-art treatment options available today and that is why our office uses advanced digital X-rays. No more waiting for the film to […]

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Dental Terms

ABUTMENT: A support for a crown, bridge, bar or other restoration. This could be either a tooth or an implant. An abutment is also the description given to the attachment that is inserted into an implant and allows a crown or other restorative system to be connected to the implant. ACADEMY OF OSSEOINTEGRATION: A dental […]

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Dental Lasers

LASERS AND GUM DISEASE Currently, our office is implementing diode lasers in the treatment of gum disease. We are offering two services related to gum disease. One is called LBR or Laser Bacterial Reduction. The other is laser curettage. Laser Bacterial Reduction The LBR is for patients that have gums that bleed when brushing or […]

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Dental Emergencies

<h2 Every day thousands of dental emergencies occur – from mouth and tooth injuries to painful, abscessed teeth.  Are you aware of what needs to be done if your child had a tooth knocked out or broke a tooth while playing?  Knowledge of what to do for dental emergencies can lessen pain and even save […]

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Sedation Dentistry

Sedation Solutions For many patients, including some of the people featured on this site, the fear of having dental work has led to years of neglect and deteriorating dental health. This fear is very real and often programmed from early childhood based on a bad initial experience. Although most procedures today including complex care can […]

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Dentures

Anchor Dentures

Anchoring Full or Partial Dentures In addition to the use of dental implants for replacing single or multiple missing or damaged teeth, dental implants can also be used to anchor full or partial removable dentures. This provides much greater retention and security than traditional techniques. Removable partial dentures are usually retained by the use of clasps and […]

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3-D Imaging

Dr D’Angelo uses the state of the art diagnostic imaging system ( iCAT computerized tomography) to generate extremely accurate three-dimensional images of his patients’ jaws. This enables our doctors to evaluate the exact shape and density of the jaws and exact location of important anatomical structures to provide the safest implant placement possible. By using […]

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3D DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING

The most advanced Dental 3D imaging unit available with the most comprehensive imaging capability is offered by our friendly doctors. Precise three-dimensional images of the teeth, jaws, and head are delivered with the use of the iCAT utilizing Cone Beam Computerized Tomography (CBCT). The advanced imaging technology, utilizing a three-dimensional (3D) model, allows analysis from multiple angles and allows […]

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Dental Implant

Problems: Missing teeth, loose partial denture, bone loss Resolution: Dental implants (and prevention of bone loss) This patient came to see Dr. D’Angelo after his previous dentist told him that he should have his last few teeth removed and have a denture made. The patient did not feel he was ready to wear dentures! He did not realize just how important […]

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Tooth Extractions

Preventing permanent bone loss and gum damage Prior to the removal of any tooth, our La Jolla dentist take the time to discuss with their patients the options for a replacement tooth. It is important to consider the options as they affect the way the removal of the tooth is approached. Our dentists prefer an approach of ATRAUMATIC TOOTH REMOVAL (without trauma) for any situation […]

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Teeth Whitening

Teeth Whitening

Tooth whitening (or bleaching) has been part of Dr. D’Angelo, Dr. Olson’s, and Dr. Hoffman’s cosmetic dentistry practice for over twelve years. Professional whitening of your teeth is a safe and effective means of removing stains and discoloration from teeth. The cosmetic dentists, Dr. D’Angelo, Dr. Olson, and Dr. Hoffman offer two different types of bleaching procedures. One type, “Power Bleaching” is […]

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Inlay and onlay

Inlays and Onlays

Your La Jolla Dentist Provides Porcelain (EmpressTM) Inlays, Onlays and Crowns If teeth are extremely structurally compromised by fractures, old restorations or decay, composite fillings, tooth-colored fillings, may not be the best solution. Under these conditions, the La Jolla Dentist, Dr. D’Angelo, recommends the use of advanced porcelain restorations rather than a filling. Similar to white fillings, […]

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Crowns and Bridges

Porcelain crowns

Porcelain Crowns A porcelain crown may be employed to completely cover a tooth that is damaged, cracked or weakened above the gum line. Patients report that the crown often referred to as a ‘cap’, looks and feels almost exactly like their original natural tooth. The crown, shaped and colored to match your teeth, serves as a protection […]

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White Cosmetic Fillings – Tooth Colored Fillings

A large number of people had amalgam fillings (silver) or gold filling restorations in the past. Some amalgam fillings contained mercury. Metal fillings were effective, but very conspicuous and tended to blacken in color over time. Tooth-colored fillings, white fillings, or composite resin dental fillings were created as an alternative to traditional metal dental fillings. […]

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Cosmetic Contouring

Shaping Teeth Cosmetic contouring changes the shape of the teeth for a better smile. and is a simple way of adjusting the shape of irregular teeth to give them a more uniform appearance. Cosmetic contouring is a conservative procedure that quickly improves the appearance of fractured, worn or irregular teeth. Cosmetic contouring is most useful […]

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Dental Cleaning & Consultation

Dental Hygiene

Routine dental cleanings are significant in both the prevention of dental disease and the maintenance of good oral hygiene, healthy teeth and gums. Professional cleaning by a friendly, professional dental hygienist at your local La Jolla dental office includes: The dental cleaning referred to as a “dental prophylaxis,” or “prophy,” may last between 30 minutes […]

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Dental Bonding

Dr. D’Angelo, Dr. Olson, and Dr. Hoffman offer dental bonding as a quick yet beautiful alternative to porcelain veneers. The entirely painless procedure involves applying a thin coat of resin to damaged teeth to make them stronger and to correct discoloration. Although not as durable as porcelain veneers, dental bonding can last for years and […]

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Invisalign

Invisalign

Adults and teens who want to resolve crowding and close unwanted spaces between teeth and who have fully erupted adult teeth are great candidates for Invisalign® treatment. Treatment without braces! Invisalign patented proprietary system uses cutting-edge manufacturing technology and 3D modeling software and is a clear solution for straightening teeth. Invisalign can be used to treat a wide […]

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Cosmetic Tooth Veneers

Dental Veneers are thin shells that are custom crafted and bonded to the surface of the teeth. Although they can be fabricated from different materials, the San Diego dentists at La Jolla Dentistry, most often use porcelain because of its durability and realistic appearance. Veneers require minimal tooth preparation, relative to other cosmetic dental procedures, veneers can achieve outstanding improvements […]

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