More Valuable Than a Diamond

“Every tooth in a man’s head is more valuable than a diamond.”
-Miguel de Cervantes, Don Quixote, 1605

La Mesa cosmetic dentistry When Cervantes wrote Don Quixote, there was no way to replace teeth that were lost to trauma or decay. We are fortunate to live here in San Diego at a time where there is a permanent replacement for missing teeth-the amazing dental implant.

A dental implant, or tooth implant, is anchored into the jaw bone. It does not slide around like a removable denture. It functions just like a natural tooth.

With a dental implant, you can talk, chew, and brush like normal. Eat that steak. Laugh out loud. Sing at the top of your lungs!

The dental implant procedure available in San Diego is not an experimental treatment. Dental implants have been available for many years. You can be sure that the dental implant procedure has been fully tested and tweaked to perfection. The success rate for dental implants in San Diego is almost one hundred percent.

If you have a missing tooth and want to get a tooth implant, it is important to choose an experienced San Diego cosmetic dental specialist to perform your implant procedure. To schedule a dental implant or cosmetic dentistry consultation, call 619-717-8560.

A San Diego dental implant is a strong and beautiful tooth replacement that, incidentally, costs much less than a diamond of similar size. (See the quote at the beginning of this article.) To discuss financing options, contact our office.

At Jeff Gray DDS, we offer the full spectrum of restorative, cosmetic, and general dental services.

At Jeff Gray DDS, we are committed to providing superior dental care for patients from 25 to 85.


Live Better With Dental Implants in La Mesa

La Mesa Implant Dentistry Ill-fitting dentures cause more problems for denture wearers than they solve. If you live with loose dentures, you probably regard them as a necessary evil. Though they certainly look better than a toothless mouth, in practical terms they leave much to be desired because they affect two essential activities: eating and talking.

Unfortunately, many frustrated denture wearers have quit dining in restaurants or engaging in social activities because they are afraid their dentures will slip.

Dental implant procedures at Jeff Gray DDS in La Mesa are allowing former denture patients to re-engage in life.

Consider the advantages of implant anchored dentures:

  • They are stable because the implant is anchored in the bone.
  • Your denture is fixed, it will not move around in your mouth.
  • They prevent bone loss that typically occurs when teeth are removed.
  • They eliminate the necessity of regular denture relines.
  • They do not irritate gums.
  • No denture adhesive is required.

Our tooth implant clients who have replaced their traditional dentures with implant overdentures enthusiastically say that the dental implant cost was more than worth it.

Do you want to eat normally again? What is the value of maintaining your facial shape? Can you put a price on confidence?

If you want more information about implant dentistry, call 619-717-8560 to schedule a tooth implant consultation with Dr. Jeff Gray. Jeff Gray DDS. Their office is located at 8555 Fletcher Parkway #102, in La Mesa, CA. We have been providing advanced San Diego dental care since 1986.

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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.


Don’t Settle for an Unattractive Smile in San Diego!

No one in San Diego likes to settle for less than the best, especially withDon’t Settle For An Unattractive Smile In Fremont! something as important as your smile. Dr. Jeff Gray DDS at Jeff Gray DDS, Sedation & Cosmetic Dentistry in La Mesa has the solutions for your smile problems.

You don’t have to live with crooked or chipped teeth. Porcelain veneers are an affordable and non-invasive way to correct misshapen or damaged teeth that are otherwise structurally sound. If you have a tooth that is beyond repair, don’t despair. A dental implant may be the answer. Call 619-717-8560 for a tooth implant consultation in our local La Mesa office.

You don’t have to watch your teeth become duller and more discolored every year, either. Whether you are young, older or somewhere in the middle, teeth whitening works wonders to perk up your smile.

The latest restorative and cosmetic dental procedures are performed right here at Jeff Gray DDS in La Mesa.

I have been practicing dentistry for over 20 years. I have noticed that my patients who receive dental makeovers have only one regret; they wish they would have done it sooner! Clients with dazzling new smiles are surprised by how much confidence they gain. Because they love their smile, they smile more often.

Come in and see us at Jeff Gray DDS