Affordable Cosmetic Dentistry

Affordable La Mesa Cosmetic DentistryAt Jeff Gray DDS – Sedation & Cosmetic Dentistry in La Mesa, we are committed to helping our patients, whether it is in the dental treatment rooms or in our accounting area. Many people assume their dental insurance won’t cover any cosmetic dental procedures. This is probably true for tooth bleaching or dental bonding.

However, many dental coverage plans include orthodontia, crowns and any treatment necessary to repair damage from an injury. Medical insurance and worker’s compensation plans may also cover injury treatment.

Talk to Us, You May be Surprised

Some dental insurance plans cover replacement porcelain veneers in certain circumstances. Check with your carrier for benefit details if you need replacement veneers due to deterioration. We can then examine treatment options such as replacement veneers or porcelain crowns.

If you are in need of any kind of dental treatment; from a cleaning to major restorative work, call us for an appointment. You can meet our friendly and professional team, undergo a comprehensive evaluation and discuss financing options. Even if you do not have dental insurance, let’s talk about options. Top quality dental treatment is a great investment and may be more reasonably priced than you think.

At Jeff Gray DDS – Sedation & Cosmetic Dentistry in La Mesa, our services include general and cosmetic dentistry. We also specialize in dental implants, Invisalign invisible braces, and sedation dentistry. Schedule your next appointment with us today.

 

Contact Jeff Gray DDS – Sedation & Cosmetic Dentistry:

619-717-8560

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

8555 Fletcher Pkwy Ste 102
La Mesa, California
91942

 


Peace Of Mind At Jeff Gray DDS – Sedation & Cosmetic Dentistry

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At Jeff Gray DDS – Sedation & Cosmetic Dentistry in La Mesa, we make a conscious effort to help our patients feel comfortable. Though our chairs are cushy as can be, we are not talking about physical comfort here. We are talking about emotional comfort. In other words, peace of mind.

Here are four ways we are committed to your peace of mind at Jeff Gray DDS – Sedation & Cosmetic Dentistry in La Mesa:

We don’t judge you

Our team has devoted their professional careers to promoting oral health and creating beautiful smiles.

The considerate dental team at Jeff Gray DDS – Sedation & Cosmetic Dentistry is here to help you, regardless of the state of your teeth.

We have treated patients with severe tooth neglect, advanced gum disease, enamel erosion caused by eating disorders, and even tooth damage caused by illegal drug use.  The team understands and empathizes with our patients.

We protect you from pain

From topical analgesics to oral conscious sedation, we will eliminate or minimize pain as best we can. The team at Jeff Gray DDS – Sedation & Cosmetic Dentistry are pros at administering barely noticeable injections.

We help you with your dental anxiety

Fear of the dentist is far more common than you might realize and certainly nothing to be ashamed of. The perceived loss of control, instruments poking in your mouth, and teeth being worked on is not pleasant. Some patients get claustrophobic because they need to lie still in the chair for treatment.

Sleep dentistry (oral conscious sedation) not only helps with pain management, it allows you to sleep through your appointment. There are different levels of sedation, so you don’t have to be completely unconscious unless you want to be. If you would like more details about sedation, call us to schedule a consultation. We can talk about the different levels of oral conscious sedation so you can choose the one that is best for you.

Communication

We take pride in our reputation as effective and caring communicators. Procedures are thoroughly explained and all your questions will be answered prior to treatment. If you are not sure you want to start treatment, we are happy to let you think about it for a while. There is no rush.

If you have postponed dental treatment for any reason, we encourage you to give Dr. Gray and the team at Jeff Gray DDS – Sedation & Cosmetic Dentistry a try. Neglecting your oral health has serious consequences. At Jeff Gray DDS – Sedation & Cosmetic Dentistry in La Mesa, our services include general and cosmetic dentistry. Schedule your next appointment with us today.

 

Contact Jeff Gray DDS – Sedation & Cosmetic Dentistry:

619-717-8560

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

8555 Fletcher Pkwy Ste 102
La Mesa, California
91942

 


Don’t Put Off Your Dental Exam

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No matter what age you are, dental exams are important for keeping your smile healthy and beautiful. The team at Jeff Gray DDS – Sedation & Cosmetic Dentistry in and around the greater San Diego and La Mesa areas is always happy when patients come in for their routine exams and cleanings.

At Jeff Gray DDS – Sedation & Cosmetic Dentistry, we have an excellent office and friendly and professional team of professionals to make your exams something you’ll look forward to.

Knowledge is Power

People often delay dental exams because they view them as unnecessary. But exams are truly one of the best methods for preventative care. At each check up, our experienced and well trained hygienists will thoroughly clean your teeth. Once they are polished sparkling clean, your teeth will receive an intensive analysis. Our dentist will inspect your teeth for any decay, gum recession, excessive wear, or other risks. Catching these types of threats early is crucial so you can be sure that they don’t turn into larger problems.

Scheduling twice-yearly exams with Jeff Gray at Jeff Gray DDS – Sedation & Cosmetic Dentistry will ensure you avoid extreme dental troubles.

Innovative Dental Technology

Technology is moving swiftly, so it’s critical to find a dental office that has the latest instruments to ensure your check up is detailed and comprehensive. At Jeff Gray DDS – Sedation & Cosmetic Dentistry, we have state-of-the-art technology that is used for your exams. With technology like our advanced dental x-rays, nothing will get past Dr. Gray. If we detect a problem, our team will design an individualized treatment plan.

Peace of Mind

Dr. Gray will detail what is necessary moving forward, after he has examined your mouth. Whether that’s flossing more often or discussing major fixes such as braces, we will make certain that you get all the information you need to ensure your smile is bright and beautiful!

At Jeff Gray DDS in La Mesa, our services include general and cosmetic dentistry. We also specialize in dental implants, Invisalign invisible braces, and sedation dentistry. Schedule your next appointment with us today.

Contact Jeff Gray DDS – Sedation & Cosmetic Dentistry:

619-717-8560

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

8555 Fletcher Pkwy Ste 102
La Mesa, California
91942

 

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Don’t Be Afraid, La Mesa! Show Us Your Smile!

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Some people don’t feel that their smile is an asset, so they do their best to keep it hidden. Pictures, funny movies, jokes, hilarious internet videos – none of these can coax a smile or laugh.

If you know someone like this, maybe you need some information about complete smile makeovers. A cosmetic dentistry smile makeover from Jeff Gray DDS in La Mesa is transformative for anyone who has been embarrassed by their smile for years.

We provide cosmetic dentistry procedures for our San Diego area patients who have issues such as a previous mouth injury, tooth discoloration, poor spacing, chipped teeth, crooked teeth, or even missing teeth.

Now is the time to get the confident smile that you’ve always wanted!

Many patients start with teeth whitening. This gets them on their way to a brighter smile. It’s a simple procedure, but the results are truly dramatic.

Other procedures that improve the look of your teeth and/or your oral health include dental implants, veneers, Invisalign clear braces, bonding, and more!

At Jeff Gray DDS in La Mesa, our services include general and cosmetic dentistry. Schedule your next appointment with us today.

Contact Jeff Gray DDS – Sedation & Cosmetic Dentistry:

619-313-4127

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

8555 Fletcher Pkwy Ste 102
La Mesa, California
91942

 


6 Ways Dental Crowns Restore San Diego Smiles

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Dental crowns have been around a long time, but they continue to play an important role in cosmetic dentistry. A dental crown, often called a cap, covers the visible part of the tooth. Needing a crown is one of the reasons people visit us at Jeff Gray DDS – Sedation & Cosmetic Dentistry in and around the greater San Diego and La Mesa areas.

Dental crowns are used for several problems common among San Diego cosmetic dentistry patients:

  • An old crown that is damaged or ill-fitting
  • A broken tooth
  • An extremely decayed tooth
  • A tooth that has had a root canal
  • A misshapen or tiny tooth
  • A tooth that prevents a proper bite

A dental crown serves both structural and aesthetic purposes. It protects a natural tooth from additional decay and damage while permitting normal function. In addition, a dental crown often prevents the need for an extraction and the bone loss that can occur with a missing tooth.

San Diego cosmetic dentistry patients who get a dental crown shouldn’t assume that the tooth is now invincible. Crowns need daily cleaning and flossing just like natural teeth. The remaining tooth structure just around the gumline could still become decayed and the soft tissue around the crown can still get gum disease.

Chewing hard foods or using your teeth as a tool can cause a crown to crack or break. (Use scissors to open a stubborn plastic package – don’t bite and pull!) Your La Mesa cosmetic dentist can advise you on caring for your new crown so that it will last as long as possible. Some of our Jamul patients have crowns that are still looking beautiful after ten years.

At Jeff Gray DDS in La Mesa, our services include general and cosmetic dentistry. Schedule your next appointment with us today.

Contact Jeff Gray DDS – Sedation & Cosmetic Dentistry:

619-313-4127

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

8555 Fletcher Pkwy Ste 102
La Mesa, California
91942


The Tea And Teeth Question

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Dr. Jeff Gray DDS can help you achieve a beautiful smile in San Diego, La Mesa, or El Cajon. Something that might concern you about your smile is stained teeth. You might wonder if you should investigate tooth whitening.

A common cause of tooth staining: dark beverages including tea. Over time, tea (and the tannins in tea) builds up on the tooth enamel. The darker the tea color, the greater chance it has of staining teeth.

If you want to minimize staining from tea beverages, add some  milk or drink through a straw. Also, rinse your mouth with water. These tips will help reduce future damage.

Good oral hygiene can help reduce stained teeth – but that may not be enough. First, have your teeth professionally cleaned. If that doesn’t help, Dr. Jeff Gray DDS offers a variety of teeth whitening products and procedures. Call us today to get your whiter, brighter smile.

 

Contact Jeff Gray DDS – Sedation & Cosmetic Dentistry:

619-717-8560

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

8555 Fletcher Pkwy Ste 102
La Mesa, California
91942

 

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4 Good Reasons To Visit Your Dentist More Often

6 Good Reasons To Visit Your Dentist More OftenVisit Jeff Gray DDS-Sedation & Cosmetic Dentistry in La Mesa, CA for all your dental needs, including general dentistry.

As many as forty percent of Americans see their dentist less than once a year.  Some people will even go as long as five years without seeing their dentist. You should visit your dentist every six months to keep and maintain your healthy smile.

Here are the top 4 reasons to visit your dentist.

1. Oral Cancer Detection

Not many people realize the risk of getting cancer in their mouth or throat, which is a serious problem. While the risk of getting oral cancer is increased significantly for tobacco users, it still exists for non tobacco users as well.

Dentists are trained to spot the signs of oral cancer, and regular checkups can catch issues early. Frequent visits to Jeff Gray DDS – Sedation & Cosmetic Dentistry can increase your chances of having this serious problem detected early.

2. Cavity Damage

Cavities are one of the reasons by most people avoid the dentist because they are associated with pain. But having a cavity detected earlier rather than later tends to mean less invasive treatment and a more favorable outcome.

3. Gum disease

Visiting your dentist more often means keeping an eye on the health of your gums. Your dentist can help you track the health of your gums and can prescribe healthful procedures to avoid or cure gum disease.

4. Bad Habits

Bad habits can have a negative impact on your oral health. Smoking, poor diet, biting nails and clenching teeth are among the more common.

Don’t let bad habits get in the way of your oral health. It helps to have an experienced professional to help you manage habits so they don’t become destructive.

Schedule a visit with your dentist in La Mesa, Jeff Gray DDS-Sedation & Cosmetic Dentistry for your next dental checkup.

Visiting your dentist every six months can help you maintain a healthy mouth and a positive outlook on life.

See you soon!

 

Contact Jeff Gray DDS – Sedation & Cosmetic Dentistry:

619-717-8560

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

8555 Fletcher Pkwy Ste 102
La Mesa, California
91942

 

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What Does Your Saliva Reveal?

This post from Jeff Gray DDS in La Mesa concerns saliva, your dental health, and your overall health.

A mouth examination can reveal problems in other parts of the patient’s body. Because many diseases manifest in soft tissues of the mouth or cause pain in the jaw, dentists often refer patients to their medical doctor for further diagnosis when they encounter issues such as inflammation, chronic bad breath, bleeding gums, or jaw pain.

Healthcare providers may soon have another oral diagnostic tool for discovering systemic diseases—a test that assesses the molecules in saliva.

“UCLA researchers are working on a test that could have the ability to diagnose diseases like diabetes and cancer. It’s conceivable that dentists will soon be able to take saliva samples that can be tested for numerous diseases. And if that happens, disease diagnosis will be much simpler for all parties.”1

At Jeff Gray DDS, we understand how the state of your dental health impacts the rest of your body. You can think of us as a key member of your healthcare team, and dedicated to your overall health and well-being.

At Jeff Gray DDS in La Mesa, our services include general and cosmetic dentistry. Schedule your next appointment with us today.

1Saliva Test May Uncover Deadly Diseases, Dentistry Today (citing an article in Clinical Chemistry, clinchem.org), November 6, 2014, http://dentistrytoday.com/todays-dental-news/10711-saliva-test-may-uncover-deadly-diseases, accessed on December 19, 2014

Contact Jeff Gray DDS – Sedation & Cosmetic Dentistry:

619-717-8560

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

8555 Fletcher Pkwy Ste 102
La Mesa, California
91942

 

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Replace A Missing Tooth With A Durable Dental Implant

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Dentists are always reminding their patients to brush and floss their teeth. It’s the best way to ensure healthy teeth and gums. But we know that in spite of everyone’s best efforts, some of our patients are going to lose a tooth. When that happens, Jeff Gray DDS in La Mesa recommends dental implants as the best solution.

In the past, if a patient in La Mesa had a missing tooth or a severely damaged tooth, dentists would suggest dental bridges or dentures, because they were the best options at the time. These days, state-of-the art dental implants have proven to be superior. They can also replace dentures or anchor dentures for some patients.

Advantages

A dental implant provides many advantages over a dental bridge or dentures:

  • Longevity – Dental implants are tough and permanent, meaning with proper care they can last ten years or more.
  • Seamless – Fabricated to have the same shape, size and color of the original tooth, the implant will blend seamlessly with all the other teeth. If the original tooth had aesthetic problems, these can generally be fixed with the implant crown.
  • Function – A dental implant functions like a natural tooth allowing for normal eating and speaking.
  • Convenience – Unlike dentures, no adhesives, rinsing, or removal is needed.
  • Independent – Like the missing tooth, the dental implant is treated individually. No damaging of adjacent teeth is required, as with dental bridges. This independence allows nearby teeth to remain intact. Cleaning is easier than with most dental bridges which can require the threading of floss under and around the artificial tooth.

At Jeff Gray DDS in La Mesa, we offer dental implants and a wide range of general dentistry procedures. Schedule an appointment with us today.

Contact Jeff Gray DDS – Sedation & Cosmetic Dentistry:

619-717-8560

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

8555 Fletcher Pkwy Ste 102
La Mesa, California
91942

 

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The Not-So-Obvious Benefits Of A Smile Makeover

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A cosmetic dentistry smile makeover from Jeff Gray DDS in La Mesa is transformative for anyone who has been embarrassed by their smile for years. But it’s not just about looking younger and more attractive—though it most certainly will do that. It can improve your life in ways that many people might not guess.

How can a smile makeover transform your life?

1. It alters the way you are perceived by others.

A man or woman who smiles often and easily is generally regarded as a forward-thinking problem solver.

2. It brightens the atmosphere in social settings.

When you openly smile, it is contagious. It enhances the mood in any setting and eases tension when required.

3. You will feel more self-assured.

When you quit dwelling on making sure you hide your teeth, you have the strength to focus on ways to realize success in personal and professional pursuits.

A cosmetic dentistry smile makeover from Jeff Gray DDS in La Mesa is an investment in yourself. It begins with a smile analysis, and keeps getting better from there. Schedule an appointment with us today.

Contact Jeff Gray DDS – Sedation & Cosmetic Dentistry:

619-717-8560

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

8555 Fletcher Pkwy Ste 102
La Mesa, California
91942

 

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