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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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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Dental Cleaning & Consultation

Dental Cleaning & Consultation

Preventative care is a foundation of dentistry. The American Dental Association recommends visiting your dentist regularly – usually about twice yearly – for full cleanings, examinations, and consultations for potential treatment. Professional dental cleanings help remove built-up plaque that is not removable using conventional brushing and flossing. Often, dentists are also capable of identifying potential […]

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