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Some San Diego people are unhappy with the way their teeth look but many mistakenly assume that cosmetic dentistry is far too costly to pursue.

Sure, a complete mouth reconstruction can be a steep investment. Consider the cost of dental school and post-graduate training for a master level cosmetic dentist. Consider the expense of individually creating multiple restorations at a high-tech dental lab. Consider the cost of setting up and maintaining a full-service dental practice or laboratory.

Before you give up on improving your smile, however, look at a less celebrated but extremely effective and economical cosmetic dental remedy: dental bonding.

Dental bonding has a wide range of applications for unattractive teeth. Bonding can fix a tooth that is damaged, chipped, short, or discolored. It can can also fix teeth that have gaps in between them.

How does the dental bonding procedure work?

First, your tooth will be slightly (but painlessly) roughed up to help the resin adhere. Your dentist will use a shade guide to identify the precise color of composite to match the existing teeth. Your dentist will apply liquid composite resin on the tooth, layer by layer. He or she will carefully shape and polish it before it hardens.The tooth is then covered with a conditioning liquid that helps with adhesion.

Once the resin is bonded, it is further molded to the precise shape for your bite and appearance. A laser helps speedily bond the resin in place as it hardens. Further shaping and polishing, if required, complete the procedure. The result is a beautiful smile.

Bonding is a simple and cost-effective method for perfecting your smile. Call today at to set up an appointment at 619-717-8560.

We invite you to meet the amazing team at Jeff Gray DDS in La Mesa. We are proud of our highly regarded reputation for vital personalized attention and first-rate care. Our friendly and professional team can answer any questions you have about our top services: Invisalign, porcelain veneers, and teeth whitening.

We are now accepting new patients and look forward to meeting you.


7 Ways Dental Bonding Can Improve Your Smile In San Diego

San Diego Cosmetic Dentist

Dental bonding is a popular cosmetic dentistry procedure in the San Diego area, but there are many patients who don’t know exactly what it is or when it is useful to have the procedure done. Today in the La Mesa Dental Blog, we explain 7 ways dental bonding is used in cosmetic dentistry.

The dental bonding procedure uses a resin material that is sturdy and tooth-colored. It is applied to the teeth while soft, like putty, and then hardened or set with a special light. The material bonds with the tooth and can then be shaped and polished.

Dentists will usually consider the option of bonding when 1) decayed, 2) chipped, or 3) cracked teeth need to be repaired.

4) Large spaces between teeth can be filled with bonding material, and 5) roots can be protected by bonding after gums recede.

6) Discolored teeth can also be improved using the bonding process, and, since the material is easily shaped, teeth can be made to 7) look longer or just have the general shape changed. Bonding is often used, along with teeth whitening, when having a smile makeover.

Hi. I’m Dr. Jeff Gray, of Jeff Gray DDS in La Mesa.  I want my patients to have the best oral health possible. I also want them to look their best, and my practice, Jeff Gray DDS, offers the following services:

sedation dentistry
cosmetic dentistry
Invisalign
dental implants

And more! So, if you are in the San Diego, La Mesa, or San Diego area and are in need of dental care or have cosmetic dentistry questions, please give us a call at 619-717-8560.

We hope to hear from you soon!

Dr. Jeff Gray
Jeff Gray DDS
8555 Fletcher Pkwy Ste 102
La Mesa, California
619-717-8560
https://www.smilesandiego.com/meet-dr-jeff-gray/


Protect La Mesa Teeth With Custom Mouthguards

Need Cosmetic Dental Care For Your La Mesa Teeth?

At Jeff Gray DDS we see many San Diego patients with serious mouth and tooth injuries that could have been prevented had they been wearing a mouthguard. When a tooth is knocked out or broken, speaking, eating, and smiling can become very difficult.

I am Dr. Jeff Gray and I recommend that La Mesa area parents encourage their children to wear mouthguards when participating in team sports, skateboarding, skiing, and ice skating. Ask us about mouthguards that will fit your child perfectly and offer excellent protection. Stock mouthguards found at most La Mesa sporting goods stores are also an option.

If you or your child is in need of cosmetic dentistry due to an injury or an accident, my staff and I at Jeff Gray DDS offer many restorative options.

If the tooth is cracked, porcelain veneers may be an option. This procedure is done by bonding a custom-fitted porcelain veneer to your tooth or teeth. This can cover a crack, chip, or discoloration.

Cosmetic dental bonding is also an option for a chipped or cracked tooth. A composite material is matched to your tooth color and then sculpted around your existing tooth to repair the crack or chip. This procedure is less expensive than porcelain veneers and gives beautiful results.

If a crown or dental implant is required to repair your tooth, my staff and I at Jeff Gray DDS will provide quality dental crowns made from high-strength ceramic or porcelain with beautiful shape, color, and translucency.

Jeff Gray DDS has been offering family and cosmetic dentistry to the people of La Mesa and San Diego since 1986. My staff and I would love to serve you and your family. We invite you to contact us today to schedule a consultation.


Remake Your La Mesa Smile With Bonding And Shaping

Remake Your La Mesa Smile With Bonding And Shaping

Hello La Mesa friends of Jeff Gray DDS! When you think about getting into shape, your teeth are probably not the first body parts that come to mind. But your La Mesa cosmetic dentist may be able to improve your smile with bonding and enamel shaping, and you won’t even have to join a local gym!

I’m Dr. Jeff Gray, an experienced La Mesa cosmetic and general dentist, and today on my dental blog I want to explain a little more about these relatively conservative cosmetic dentistry procedures that can improve your smile without major remodeling.

Dental bonding is a great way to improve the appearance of teeth that are cracked, stained, broken, chipped, or have large spaces between them. When teeth are bonded, your La Mesa dentist applies tooth-colored materials, and “bonds” them to the tooth surface.

Usually used in conjunction with bonding, enamel shaping is the process of modifying teeth by contouring or removing enamel. Something my patients love about enamel shaping is that it’s quick, painless, and the often dramatic results are immediate.

If you are looking for quality, affordable La Mesa dental care, give us a call at 619-717-8560. Our friendly and professional dental team would be happy to answer any questions you have about any of our cosmetic dentistry procedures such as veneers and tooth whitening. We would love to explain the latest advances in Invisalign, dental implants, and porcelain veneers and let you see our gallery of before and after photos of smile makeovers.

If it has been a while since you have treated your teeth to a deep cleaning, call today to book an appointment with the most gentle yet thorough dental hygienists in La Mesa!

Dr. Jeff Gray
Jeff Gray DDS
8555 Fletcher Pkwy Ste 102
La Mesa, California
91942
619-717-8560
https://www.smilesandiego.com/meet-dr-jeff-gray/


Bright Smiles In San Diego

Bright Smiles In Palmer

Hello San Diego! Do you want brighter, whiter teeth? Most San Diego folks notice their teeth dulling as the years go by, but some foods, drinks, and even mouthwashes can stain teeth at any age.

Over-the-counter tooth whitening products like kits, strips, or toothpastes may slightly lighten stains, but for a truly brilliant smile, Dr. Jeff Gray can help!

If you have dental veneers, bonding, or bridges, teeth whitening bleach will not lighten the stains and your whitened natural teeth will make your dental work look even duller in comparison. At Jeff Gray DDS, we can recommend new cosmetic dental work, including veneers or dental bonding, if these have aged and discolored.

Remember, anything that can stain a white tee shirt can stain teeth.

Fortunately, brushing after meals can keep stains at bay, however with acidic foods or drinks, just rinse your mouth with water. Brushing right away can erode enamel, causing thinner teeth as we age.

San Diego in-office laser tooth whitening takes about an hour and bleaches teeth to a whiter-than-ever brilliance. Take-home professional teeth whitening kits are also available at Jeff Gray DDS and can produce the best results over time.

For more information on getting a younger and brighter smile, contact our caring staff for a smile brightening consultation today!

Dr. Jeff Gray
Jeff Gray DDS
619-717-8560
https://www.smilesandiego.com/


New Protein For San Diego Dental Implant Patients

Santee Dental Implants Hundreds of San Diego dental implant recipients have replaced missing teeth with jaw-bone anchored tooth implants. Unlike a dental bridge, a tooth implant consists of a titanium post inserted into the jaw bone. The bone meshes with the post to create a strong base for the natural-looking prosthetic tooth and dental crown that attaches to the post.

Dental implants are usually the ideal restoration for San Diego people who want to replace missing teeth. There is a problem, however, if the jaw bone is too thin at the implant site.

When a tooth is extracted, the bone loses the blood circulation at the former site of the root. Consequently, bone recession often occurs. If the recession is extensive, there is not enough bone to hold the dental implant post.

Bone grafting can augment the bone at the implant site and provide the bone density necessary for a successful implant. This is usually effective, but it does require time for the new bone to generate. A new discovery may provide a quicker solution for regenerating bone.

Researchers at the Georgia Health Sciences University College of Dental Medicine have identified a protein that quickly stimulates the production of new bone. The research team, led by Dr. Ulf M.E. Wikesjo, implanted bone morphogenetic protein in test subjects and discovered that “more new bone formed within four weeks than with conventional bone grafting.”

This protein will require extensive testing before it is available for San Diego dental implant patients. However, I am pleased at the prospect of an additional method for making dental implants possible for my San Diego cosmetic dentistry clients with missing teeth and jaw bone recession.

For information about tooth restoration options including tooth implants, dental bonding, and porcelain crowns, call Jeff Gray DDS at 619-717-8560.


Why You Need a Genuine Cosmetic Dentist

La Mesa Teeth Bleaching A San Diego cosmetic surgeon has specialized schooling in addition to the training a general surgeon completes. Likewise, a true cosmetic dentist has completed rigorous courses in addition to dental school. Of course, many San Diego general dentists offer cosmetic dentistry treatment.

Teeth whitening, crowns, porcelain veneers, and dental bonding are some of the common procedures in the San Diego, California area.

In many cases, San Diego general dentists achieve excellent results. However, there is a difference between adequate results and incredible results. San Diego cosmetic dentists have the skills and experience to create absolutely beautiful smiles.

You have probably seen attractive front teeth dental crowns performed by a general dentist. They are often perfectly shaped, correctly aligned and pleasingly white. But have you ever seen front teeth crowns done by a true artist? The color, translucency, and texture take the crowns to the ultimate level of breathtaking beauty.

I am Dr. Jeff Gray of Jeff Gray DDS in La Mesa. I would love to tell you the specifics about my experience and specific training in the specialty of cosmetic dentistry. I can show you photos of mediocre cosmetic procedures performed by competent general dentists and you can compare them with photos of some of my actual San Diego cosmetic dentistry patients.

For a cosmetic dentistry consultation, call 619-717-8560 today.