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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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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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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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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Composite Tooth-Colored Fillings

Composite Tooth-Colored Fillings

Composite fillings – also known as tooth-colored fillings – are dental restorations designed to be inconspicuous and natural in appearance. They blend well with the teeth and appear more natural than amalgam fillings, which are darker and more easily seen by other people. Composite fillings are made of ceramic and plastic compounds that chemically bond […]

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