Dental Crown Or Porcelain Veneer?

Jeff Gray DDS Sedation and Cosmetic Dentistry offers multiple procedures for improving smiles. Two of the most popular procedures in the San Diego and La Mesa areas are dental crowns and porcelain veneers.

A dental crown covers the entire portion of the tooth that is above the gumline. A veneer is a wafer-thin, covering for just the front of a tooth. Veneers are made with several layers of ceramic laminate. Crowns can be made of all porcelain (ceramic), porcelain fused to metal, or gold. Both crowns and veneers are cemented in place. Crowns and veneers are durable and can last many years, though they are not stronger than natural enamel.

Both of these procedures improve the tooth aesthetically, but porcelain crowns are usually a better solution for a tooth that has been compromised by decay, damage, or a root canal. Veneers can perfect the shape of a tooth, repair a minor crack, cover stains, or straighten the appearance of teeth that are slightly misaligned.

It takes a team of experienced California dental professionals to create durable, natural-looking and perfectly functioning crowns and veneers. Your San Diego cosmetic dentist must prep the tooth, create a precision mold, and communicate to the lab technician exactly what is needed. The role of the La Mesa dental lab technician is equally important. He/she must meet the precise standards necessary for successful restorations: the perfect shape, the perfect size, color that blends seamlessly with surrounding teeth, and the proper placement in the mouth. The team at Jeff Gray DDS provides the highest quality cosmetic dental services and restorations.

I am Jeff Gray of Jeff Gray DDS. If you would like more information about crowns, veneers, and additional cosmetic dental procedures, I invite you to come in for a no-pressure cosmetic dental consultation. I can help you achieve a smile that is both healthy and celebrity-caliber. Call (619) 337-7700 today!

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Full Mouth Reconstruction in San Diego

Cosmetic Dentistry San Diego Cosmetic dental techniques and materials have advanced to a point where total and near-total mouth reconstruction is possible right here in the San Diego area.

Unlike conventional removable dentures, extensive mouth reconstruction involves strong, functional and aesthetically pleasing teeth with roots permanently anchored into the jaw bone.

You have probably heard around San Diego about dental implants; the tooth replacement option that is, in most cases, the best possible replacement for a missing tooth. Dental implants have been used in the San Diego area for many years to replace one or two missing teeth. However, they can also provide a structure for crowns, bridges, and anchored dentures that replace nearly every tooth in the mouth!

Every smile makeover patient requires a somewhat unique combination of cosmetic dental procedures, but let’s talk about a hypothetical case involving several restorations:

‘Linda’ was a 52 year-old San Diego patient with a mouthful of problems. She was missing most of her back teeth on both her upper and lower arch. Four of her front teeth were chipped and her gums had eroded revealing the metal bases of two old crowns.

To restore a beautiful, strong and youthful-looking smile, she would receive dental implants to anchor partial dentures for her upper and lower back teeth. After soft tissue grafts, her front teeth would receive a combination of porcelain crowns and veneers.

The result? A stunning smile, renewed confidence and no more slipping dentures!

Jeff Gray DDS
https://www.smilesandiego.com
619-337-7700


Not Happy With Your San Diego Dentist?

San Diego Cosmetic DentistyHello San Diego dental blog visitors. Whether you stumbled upon this blog by mistake, or clicked here on purpose, welcome!

I am Dr. Jeff Gray. My cosmetic dental practice is called Jeff Gray DDS. We are located at 8555 Fletcher Pkwy Ste 102 in La Mesa. You can find information about my practice, services, and professional San Diego dental team at https://www.smilesandiego.com.

In my Jeff Gray DDS dental blog, I post informative articles about dentistry including new San Diego cosmetic dental treatments, preventative dental care, and news about my dental practice. Many of my patients visit my blog regularly and I hope you will also find useful dental information here.

Do you currently have a San Diego dentist? If you are in need of a dentist or are not happy with your current San Diego dentist, I invite you to visit my office, meet my friendly and professional staff, and discuss your dental needs with me.

My approach to my profession emphasizes you, the patient.

My first priority is exceeding my patient’s expectations. Before I can provide dental treatment, however, I must become familiar with each patient. That is why your first consultation will take some time. We can’t get to know each other in five minutes.

How are you doing? What is the current condition of your teeth and gums? What are your fears and expectations about San Diego dental treatment? Do you have financial concerns regarding your dental needs? I recognize that each one of my patients has a unique set of circumstances.

At Jeff Gray DDS, we emphasize preventative dental care. When restorative dental treatment is necessary, I recommend the most conservative procedures. If you have pressing dental needs, let’s talk about your options and consider the long term consequences of each treatment. If I believe it is best to refer you to another specialist, I’ll do so without hesitation. I am committed to your well-being and want you to receive the best possible care.

If you are interested in San Diego sedation dentistry, I can also help you. I pursue continual training in the latest cosmetic treatments, including laser dentistry. I have extensive experience performing individual porcelain crowns, complete smile makeovers and everything in between. Did you know that I can completely redesign your smile if that is what you desire? Miracles are possible with San Diego cosmetic dentistry.

Please call us at 619-337-7700 to book a consultation. I am confident you will feel good about choosing Jeff Gray DDS for your dental care.


San Diego Cosmetic Dentistry

Affordable La Mesa Family Dentistry San Diego cosmetic dentistry not only perfects your smile, It improves the health of your teeth. It makes your face more attractive. It can help with TMJ issues, and it definitely boosts your self-esteem!

What’s more, San Diego cosmetic dentistry is surprisingly quick and virtually pain-free. Why? Because of advanced dental technology and new oral sedation options.

At Jeff Gray DDS, Dr. Jeff Gray performs dental miracles everyday. Regardless of the number of teeth affected, Dr. Gray re-designs smiles and corrects problems by skillfully performing cosmetic dental treatments.

Orthodontics can be the answer for misaligned teeth. Even if you have suffered with crooked teeth for years, a short time enduring Invisalign braces will be well worth it. We have San Diego orthodontic clients of all ages. It’s never too late to straighten your teeth!

If you have teeth that are decayed or otherwise damaged, there are several remedies. Porcelain crowns, inlays, onlays, dental bonding, veneers are some of the effective procedures.

What if a tooth is missing entirely? A dental implant is a complete restoration; including a new root!

Perhaps all of this sounds too good to be true. If you are a skeptic, schedule a smile makeover consultation today and find out for yourself. Dr. Jeff Gray will explain how your teeth can be transformed and you can see before and after photos.

We are located at 8555 Fletcher Parkway #102, La Mesa, CA. Call 619-337-7700 for an informative, no-pressure discussion with Dr. Jeff Gray.


Dental Crowns at Jeff Gray DDS in La Mesa

Dental Crowns at Marcos Ortega DDS in San DiegoDental crowns have been used in dentistry for over 2000 years. There is evidence that the Etruscans experimented with crowns on teeth using ivory and bone as early as 700 B.C. By 200 A.D., they began using gold crowns to construct artificial teeth. Ancient Egyptians fashioned tooth replacements out of seashells and then hammered them into their gums (Oral sedation, anyone?).

Porcelain crowns were first used in the 1800s. With the refining of metal casting methods in the 1900s, crown dentistry advanced significantly.

Today, crowns are strong, comfortable and are made to match your surrounding teeth.

Dental crowns (also called caps) cover the entire visible portion of the tooth and are cemented in place. Crowns are used to strengthen teeth that have been worn down or weakened by decay or injury. Crowns are also used to restore the original shape of a tooth or solely to improve the appearance of a tooth.

The most common types of crowns are:

  • All-porcelain (ceramic)
  • Porcelain-fused-to-metal
  • Gold

The material used is determined by several factors. If you suspect you need a crown, want to replace an old crown, or want to learn about other cosmetic dentistry procedures, call Dr. Jeff Gray DDS at 619-337-7700. Jeff Gray DDS-Sedation & Cosmetic Dentistry is located at 8555 Fletcher Parkway #102, La Mesa, CA 91942. We have been serving clients in the San Diego area for several years. We can recommend the best tooth restoration or cosmetic dentistry option for you.