Is a Perfect Smile Possible In San Diego?

Alpine Cosmetic Dentistry Are you considering a smile makeover in the San Diego area? Are you skeptical of promises of a ‘perfect smile’ a ‘celebrity smile’ or ‘a dazzling, youthful smile’? Let’s talk about the most popular La Mesa cosmetic dental procedures and the results that can be expected.

Composite Veneers
The application of porcelain veneers at Jeff Gray DDS can remedy a multitude of aesthetic dental problems and is often a better cosmetic dental solution for candidates in the San Diego area than dental bonding. Porcelain veneers can correct tooth chips, tooth cracks, minor tooth misalignment, tooth discoloration, unattractive tooth shape, and disproportionate tooth size. Can porcelain veneers create perfect teeth? While a veneer cannot fix a decayed tooth, it can turn an unsightly tooth into an aesthetically perfect tooth.

Tooth Bleaching
San Diego tooth whitening is a non-invasive cosmetic dental treatment that dramatically improves a smile. However, some tooth whitening dentists will guarantee fantastic results for any patient that desires a whiter smile. At Jeff Gray DDS in La Mesa we only recommend tooth whitening for clients that are good candidates for the process. If you have all-natural teeth that are dull or stained, tooth whitening will brighten your smile. If you have several crowns in the front of your mouth, or gums that have receded, conventional tooth-whitening may not improve your smile.

Call 619-717-8560 to schedule a tooth whitening consultation.

Tooth-Colored Fillings
If you have a mouth full of metal fillings, you may be interested in tooth-colored fillings. To get an idea of how the inside of your mouth would look without metal, have someone without any fillings open their mouth. Do you remember when your mouth looked like that? Would you like to bring your smile back to its pre-filling appearance? It is possible with tooth-colored fillings at Jeff Gray DDS.

These are just a few of the cosmetic dental solutions that create perfect smiles for our San Diego clients. You can see a complete list of our services at https://www.smilesandiego.com

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Tooth Decay in San Diego?

San Diego Teeth Whitening At Jeff Gray DDS, we restore decayed teeth to create smiles that are both healthy and beautiful. Recent advances in both techniques and materials have made the ‘impossible’ not only possible, but affordable for everyone in La Mesa and San Diego as well.

Dr. Jeff Gray has been restoring teeth since 1986. Ongoing training is essential for staying on the cutting edge of the cosmetic dentistry industry.

Decay is the most common dental problem and the second most common disease in the nation (number one is the common cold). If you have one or more teeth with decay, it’s time to take care of them.

Fillings, inlays, onlays and crowns are used to restore teeth for our San Diego cosmetic dental patients. Even the most basic procedure – filling a cavity – has evolved. There are several types of new materials available including porcelain and composite resin. Each has specific strengths and aesthetic considerations. La Mesa and San Diego patients who replace silver amalgam with tooth-colored fillings love getting the metal out of their smile.

Inlays and onlays are more extensive restorations. There are two types: direct or indirect. Direct inlays and onlays are made in your San Diego cosmetic dental office on the spot and applied in one visit. Indirect inlays and onlays are fabricated in a San Diego dental lab. They usually require a second visit but the results are well worth the extra trip.

When a San Diego client has a tooth that cannot be restored with an inlay or an onlay, a natural-looking dental crown is the answer. At Jeff Gray DDS, we create crowns that blend in perfectly with the rest of your teeth. Let us show you some photos of patients who have received smile makeovers – you will not see any “Chiclet” crowns that stick out like a sore thumb. In fact, you won’t be able to tell which of our dental clients have crowns.

Jeff Gray DDS is located at 8555 Fletcher Parkway #102, La Mesa, CA. Dr. Jeff Gray is currently accepting new patients. Call 619-717-8560 to schedule an aesthetic dental consultation

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San Diego Tooth Restoration: Dental Implants and Dental Bridges

San Diego Dental Implants and Dental BridgesWhen my San Diego clients ask me about tooth restoration, I usually tell them about fixed (or ‘traditional’) dental bridges or tooth implants. A dental bridge is an artificial tooth which replaces a missing tooth. The false tooth (called a ‘pontic’) is fused to porcelain crowns on either side of the missing tooth.

Tooth replacement has been a highly requested procedure at my San Diego dental practice. Patients from the La Mesa and greater San Diego area have expressed concern about tooth replacement for many years. Most of their questions have to do with the strength of the tooth replacement, and durability.

Dental implants are also a popular concern for my San Diego tooth replacement patients. A dental implant consists of a titanium post surgically inserted into the jaw bone to replace the root of the missing tooth. The post integrates with the bone to provide a stable foundation for the replacement tooth.

After it has bonded with the bone (it usually takes three to six months), a smaller post is attached. This post extends above the gum line. The artificial tooth (crown) is then attached. The entire process takes several months, but consistently yields terrific results for San Diego tooth restoration patients. My California cosmetic dentistry patients appreciate the fact that I stay up to date on the latest advancements in tooth replacement procedures.

Both smile restoration options preserve or restore facial contour and allow you to talk and eat normally. Tooth replacements prevent adjoining teeth from gradually shifting and can help correct bite problems, too. Tooth implants and dental bridges can replace one or more missing teeth. Many San Diego area dental patients have been treated successfully with these tooth restoration alternatives.

Call Jeff Gray DDS to schedule an evaluation for California tooth restoration.


Your San Diego Cosmetic Dentist

Affordable San Diego Cosmetic DentistryRelationships of all kinds are important. Especially your relationship with your San Diego dentist.

Did your last San Diego cosmetic dentist cause you fear, guilt and pain? Perhaps you quit seeing your dentist because  you hated going and he/she loved making you wait. Was your previous San Diego cosmetic dentist insensitive to your concerns? Was he/she a poor communicator? Perhaps you have simply moved into the La Mesa or San Diego area and need a new provider.

I am Dr. Jeff Gray of Jeff Gray DDS in La Mesa. I understand that many patients are nervous (okay – downright terrified) about dental visits. I also realize that no client wants to be given a shameful lecture about their oral health.

Though I have years of experience and extensive training on all the latest cosmetic dental procedures, there are some things that can’t be learned in dental school; how to build trusting relationships with your patients and create a relaxed atmosphere in your dental practice. I understand that San Diego dental clients can feel very vulnerable as they lie in the chair with their mouth open. My staff and I maintain a friendly environment in our pleasant office. We manage our practice carefully to minimize waiting and provide ample time for each valued patient.

Effective communication is a priority. I make sure my San Diego cosmetic dentistry patients understand their restorative and cosmetic options and answer all their questions before we develop a treatment plan.

If you are currently seeking a considerate, experienced, and sensitive La Mesa or San Diego dentist, I look forward to meeting you. My phone number is 619-717-8560. You can learn more about me at https://www.smilesandiego.com/.