Hello, I’m Dr. Gray Jeff. Welcome to my La Mesa cosmetic dentistry blog. Today’s article focuses on the difference between general dentistry and cosmetic dentistry.
General dentists in La Mesa are dedicated to preventing and treating oral disease such as cavities and gum disease. When a problem is diagnosed, let’s say, a cavity between two teeth, a general dentist will assess the best way to restore the tooth involved.
La Mesa cosmetic dentists perform elective dental procedures that make a smile more attractive. Cosmetic dentistry procedures available at Jeff Gray DDS in La Mesa include teeth whitening, tooth-colored fillings, dental bonding, veneers, and dental crowns.
Some La Mesa dentists, like myself, offer both general and cosmetic dentistry procedures. In some cases, there is a cosmetic component to restorative procedures. For example, if a La Mesa dental patient comes in after receiving an injury that chipped a front tooth, the tooth needs to be restored to prevent decay. The tooth is also less structurally sound, so it is vulnerable to further damage. In addition, the tooth affects the overall appearance of the smile. Depending on the specifics of the damage, there are several of restorative options. Dental bonding, porcelain veneers, and crowns are all used to repair a damaged tooth.
As you can see, there is not always a definitive line between general and cosmetic dentistry. At Jeff Gray DDS, my friendly and professional team provides the full spectrum of preventative, restorative, and cosmetic dental procedures. We treat La Mesa area patients who remember the days when many people were afraid of dentists and their whiny drills. (Some of our wonderful elderly La Mesa patients have dental crowns that are twice as old as our hygienists.)
Experienced La Mesa dental professionals who perform cosmetic, orthodontic, and sedation dentistry procedures can meet all of your dental needs.
If you are looking for a full-service cosmetic dental practice in the San Diego area, I invite you to come into Jeff Gray DDS in La Mesa, We are located at 8555 Fletcher Pkwy Ste 102. To schedule an oral examination or smile makeover consultation, call 619-337-7700.
Jeff Gray DDS
8555 Fletcher Pkwy Ste 102
La Mesa, California 91942