Solving Tough Dental Problems

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Have you ever been told that your smile is beyond repair? That may not be true. At Jeff Gray DDS – Sedation & Cosmetic Dentistry, we perform dental miracles every day. Here are some tough dental problems we routinely solve:

Tough Problem 1: Insufficient Bone for Dental Implant

As a replacement for a missing tooth, a dental implant has many benefits as compared to a dental bridge. However, there must be sufficient bone to support the titanium post (screw) that is surgically implanted.

Solution: Bone Grafting

In some cases, implant patients need some level of bone grafting, and the procedure has a high success rate. Disinfected, processed donor bone is inserted at the implant location where the bone needs structural augmentation. The grafting material is in granular form that can be packed into the contours. It activates growth, and eventually the patient’s newly-produced bone replaces the donor bone material.

If you have had another dentist tell you that you don’t have enough bone to place an implant post, talk to Dr. Gray. The team at Jeff Gray DDS – Sedation & Cosmetic Dentistry has carried out many bone grafting procedures for dental implant placement.

Tough Problem 2: Severe Tooth Loss

Solution: Full Mouth Restoration

If it feels like your dental troubles are beyond repair because you have few or no teeth left, take heart. Regardless of the cause—chemotherapy, recreational drug use, eating disorder, acute mouth injury, disability, inadequate oral hygiene, or simply poor overall health—there is hope.

Full mouth reconstruction can restore your previously healthy, attractive smile or give you the unforgettable smile you never had. Patients who undergo full mouth reconstruction regain their confidence to smile, eat, and speak normally.

Full mouth restoration consists of a combination of dental procedures as required according to the patient’s particular situation. These can include dental implants, implant-supported bridges, orthodontia, crowns, inlays/onlays, dental bonding, gum contouring, soft tissue grafts, and teeth whitening.

Problem 3: Tetracycline Stains

Solution: Porcelain Veneers

Perhaps as a teen you were prescribed tetracycline to combat acne, and as a result now have discolored teeth. Or maybe the municipal California water you drank growing up had excessive fluoride, another cause of darkened teeth.

We treat severely discolored teeth with beautiful dental veneers (sometimes called porcelain laminates). Veneers not only restore discolored teeth, but they can cover worn, chipped, and cracked teeth. This is done by placing a thin composite of porcelain over the damaged tooth or teeth leaving an attractive, white smile. Porcelain veneers are one of the least invasive forms of cosmetic dentistry, yet the payoffs are stunning.

By listening carefully, asking the right questions, communicating clearly, and counseling with you, Dr. Gray can fully analyze your seemingly impossible dental dilemma and deliver a solution. Call us today at 619-337-7700.


Contact Jeff Gray DDS – Sedation & Cosmetic Dentistry: 619-337-7700

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8555 Fletcher Pkwy Ste 102
La Mesa, California