Bridging The Gap

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Hello La Mesa smiles! Do you have missing teeth that are detracting from your otherwise beautiful teeth? Let Jeff Gray DDS – Sedation & Cosmetic Dentistry fill the gap for you and help you get your remarkable smile back! A dental bridge could be the perfect answer for your missing tooth and help you chew and speak properly.

A bridge incorporates two or more dental crowns on either side of the gap created by your missing tooth. These two anchoring teeth allow a false tooth to be held in place where the missing tooth should be. The false tooth that is placed in the gap is called a pontic. Bridges can contain one or more pontics. A pontic can be matched to the surrounding teeth if you pick a porcelain material. If you’d like, a pontic can also be fabricated using gold or an alloy.

Dr. Gray will work closely with you to make sure that your bridge has a precise fit. Then one of our skilled hygienists will show you how to clean under and around the dental bridge to ensure that no cavities ensues in the nooks and crannies.

Dr. Gray has been successfully restoring smiles since 1986. Thousands of patients have trusted Jeff Gray DDS – Sedation & Cosmetic Dentistry with their dental health.

Come see us at Jeff Gray DDS – Sedation & Cosmetic Dentistry and you can bridge the gap and love your smile again!

Contact Jeff Gray DDS – Sedation & Cosmetic Dentistry:


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8555 Fletcher Pkwy Ste 102
La Mesa, California

Visit Jeff Gray DDS For The Royal Treatment

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In need of a crown? At Jeff Gray DDS, we can provide the exclusive experience you’re looking for with the dental work you need. Get discolored teeth brightened and chipped teeth fixed. Get easy transformations or full smile makeovers.

Dr. Jeff Gray has been here since 1986. Crowning patients and empowering them with confidence.

If you’re packed and ready, we can guide you on your trek to full oral health and vitality.

Call us at: 619-337-7700 Located in the 91942 zip code area we serve Santee, Alpine, and Jamul. Patients from San Diego will tell you that they are number one when they walk through our doors.

No matter what concerns you most about your smile, dental, or orthodontic needs, we’ll answer your toughest questions and direct your course with precision. We’d love to schedule you for dental implants. We want you to experience the transformation that comes from cosmetic dentistry or sedation dentistry.

Whether you need veneers, crowns, whitening, braces or implants. We have a seat ready for you to dictate from.

Let us fulfill your every whim:

See you soon, your highness.

Jeff Gray
Jeff Gray DDS
8555 Fletcher Pkwy Ste 102
La Mesa, California 91942

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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3 Tooth Problems Which May Require A Root Canal

La Mesa You'll Need A Dental Crown After That Root Canal

Hello California, let’s talk about the root canal procedure (“endodontic therapy” in dentist – speak). The root canal may the most cringe-worthy dental treatment commonly done today, but it is important that dental patients in the San Diego, La Mesa, and San Diego areas know what is happening during this anxiety – inducing, though routine, procedure.

At the center of each tooth is a very small tissue called the pulp. This thread-like tissue can become damaged due to a:

An injury to a tooth
A very deep cavity
A crack in the tooth

If this tissue becomes damaged or infected, it can build up at the root tip inside the jawbone and form an abscess. If left untreated, this can actually destroy the bone around the tooth and cause serious discomfort.

When an endodontist, oral surgeon, or general dentist in San Diego or La Mesa performs a root canal, the dead or diseased pulp is taken out, the space that is left is cleaned and then it is shaped and filled. This eliminates the need for a diseased tooth to be pulled and continued cosmetic dentistry to fill in the gap.

Hi. I’m Dr. Jeff Gray of Jeff Gray DDS in La Mesa. I hope that today’s San Diego dental blog post has helped you to better understand root canals. I want my patients to have the best oral health possible and accurate dental information. I also want them to look their best, so if you have any questions about a smile makeover, dental crowns, or teeth whitening, please give us a call at 619-337-7700.

At Jeff Gray DDS we offer:

sedation dentistry
cosmetic dentistry
dental implants

We hope to hear from you soon!

Dr. Jeff Gray
Jeff Gray DDS
8555 Fletcher Pkwy Ste 102
La Mesa, California

Protect La Mesa Teeth With Custom Mouthguards

Need Cosmetic Dental Care For Your La Mesa Teeth?

At Jeff Gray DDS we see many San Diego patients with serious mouth and tooth injuries that could have been prevented had they been wearing a mouthguard. When a tooth is knocked out or broken, speaking, eating, and smiling can become very difficult.

I am Dr. Jeff Gray and I recommend that La Mesa area parents encourage their children to wear mouthguards when participating in team sports, skateboarding, skiing, and ice skating. Ask us about mouthguards that will fit your child perfectly and offer excellent protection. Stock mouthguards found at most La Mesa sporting goods stores are also an option.

If you or your child is in need of cosmetic dentistry due to an injury or an accident, my staff and I at Jeff Gray DDS offer many restorative options.

If the tooth is cracked, porcelain veneers may be an option. This procedure is done by bonding a custom-fitted porcelain veneer to your tooth or teeth. This can cover a crack, chip, or discoloration.

Cosmetic dental bonding is also an option for a chipped or cracked tooth. A composite material is matched to your tooth color and then sculpted around your existing tooth to repair the crack or chip. This procedure is less expensive than porcelain veneers and gives beautiful results.

If a crown or dental implant is required to repair your tooth, my staff and I at Jeff Gray DDS will provide quality dental crowns made from high-strength ceramic or porcelain with beautiful shape, color, and translucency.

Jeff Gray DDS has been offering family and cosmetic dentistry to the people of La Mesa and San Diego since 1986. My staff and I would love to serve you and your family. We invite you to contact us today to schedule a consultation.

Artistic Smile Masterpieces At Jeff Gray DDS

Cosmetic Dentistry San Diego

Hello friends of Jeff Gray DDS! Thanks for stopping by the ultimate cosmetic dentistry blog. Today we are talking about personal transformation. Many San Diego men and women want to reinvent themselves in at least one aspect of their life.

Some people are training for a new career. Some men and women have made a healthy lifestyle a priority by making better food choices and working out on a regular basis. Some San Diego people are dedicating more attention to their personal relationships.

At Jeff Gray DDS, Dr. Jeff Gray skillfully uses advanced cosmetic dentistry to transform lucky patients with complete smile makeovers.

A comprehensive smile redesign involves more than applying four or six porcelain veneers to the upper front teeth. Though veneers can dramatically improve a smile, a complete smile makeover is a total smile transformation.

Dr. Gray evaluates the condition, size, shape, alignment, and color of the teeth. These elements are created, meticulously refined, and integrated in perfect harmony. The procedures Dr. Gray adeptly uses are dental crowns and bridges, inlays/onlays, short term braces, cosmetic bonding, crown lengthening, gum contouring, teeth whitening, and dental implants.

Like any artistic masterpiece, a perfect smile is far more than the sum of its parts.

If you have a vision for your smile, it can become a reality at Jeff Gray DDS. Schedule a cosmetic dentistry consultation today by calling 619-337-7700 or visiting

Re-Contour Your Teeth At Jeff Gray DDS

Re-Contour Your Teeth At Jeff Gray DDS

If your crooked, discolored teeth keep you from smiling and you feel like there is nothing you can do about it please give me a call! My name is Dr. Jeff Gray and my staff and I at Jeff Gray DDS have been giving the people of La Mesa something to smile about since 1986.

If you are disappointed with the smile mother nature gave you let me help you create the smile of your dreams. New procedures and materials now make it possible to completely revamp and restyle your mouth in La Mesa.

If your teeth are uneven, Jeff Gray DDS has several options to correct that. We can re-contour your teeth by removing a small portion of your enamel to change the length or shape of your tooth. If more is required to improve your smile we can offer you porcelain veneers or bonding.

Veneers are thin shells of porcelain that are permanently attached to the fronts of your teeth, correcting any imperfections. They last much longer than dental bonding and preserve more natural tooth structure than dental crowns.

Many La Mesa resident’s teeth have become discolored by drinking colas, tea, or coffee. If you have stained or discolored teeth and dream of having pearly white teeth then check out the many teeth whitening options at Jeff Gray DDS.

Stop hiding behind a timid smile. Take charge and let Jeff Gray DDS create a confident, beautiful smile.

Ask us about cosmetic and sedation dentistry, laser dentistry, and cosmetic dentistry.

Dr. Jeff Gray
Jeff Gray DDS
8555 Fletcher Pkwy Ste 102
La Mesa, California

Cosmetic Dentistry Gives La Mesa Residents Perfect Smiles

Cosmetic Dentistry La Mesa

Hi. I’m Dr. Jeff Gray, and I’ve been a dentist here in La Mesa since 1986. One of my favorite things about being a dentist is seeing how my La Mesa area patients find renewed confidence in themselves after a smile makeover.

If you’ve ever wanted to improve your smile, call me today at 619-337-7700 so we can talk about your cosmetic dentistry options.

There have been numerous advances in the field of cosmetic dentistry in recent years and you may be surprised to find out what your La Mesa dentist can do for your smile.

Teeth whitening is a common procedure in La Mesa dental offices, but the results can be dramatic! Brighter teeth can be the centerpiece of your new, youthful look.

Porcelain veneers are designed to cover the front of the teeth and are custom-made for each individual patient. These are useful for La Mesa patients who have broken or chipped teeth, stained teeth, or gaps between teeth that they would like to hide.

Enamel shaping, bonding, and braces are other important procedures that can be used to help your teeth look their best.

So, why wait, La Mesa? Now is the time to get the smile you’ve always wanted, and I’m here to help. The friendly and professional staff here at Jeff Gray DDS would love to answer any questions you have about these cosmetic dentistry procedures as well as bridges, dental crowns, and general oral health.

We are currently accepting new patients, so contact us today!

Dr. Jeff Gray
Jeff Gray DDS
8555 Fletcher Pkwy Ste 102
La Mesa, California

What's New At Your La Mesa Dentist Office?

Cosmetic Dentistry La Mesa

Hello friends of Jeff Gray DDS, today we’re talking about the modern dental office. Cosmetic dentistry is a field of continual innovation. There are always new and improved ways to help La Mesa residents have the healthiest and most beautiful smile possible.

Many dental offices in the La Mesa areas have found that switching to digital X-rays makes for more efficient appointments. Also, the dental images can more easily be stored in a patient’s computer file and compared with past images.

Diode lasers are innovative instruments that allow your San Diego area laser dentistry practice to detect bacteria levels in your mouth as well as find and treat cavities.

For La Mesa patients interested in cosmetic or restorative dentistry, CAD (computer-assisted design) technology can allow procedures that involve dental crowns and bridges to be done in fewer appointments.

If you are considering a full smile makeover and want porcelain veneers, the newer, thinner veneers are just as strong and beautiful, but more of the original tooth is left intact.

I’m Dr. Jeff Gray. I want my patients to have the best oral health possible. My practice, Jeff Gray DDS, is located at 8555 Fletcher Pkwy Ste 102, and our friendly and professional dental team is always ready to welcome new patients. We offer the following services:

Call 619-337-7700 today to schedule an appointment!

Wear A Crown In San Diego

Dental Crowns San Diego

Some San Diego residents who have a weak or broken tooth may want to research dental crowns as a solution to improve their smile and overall oral health. A crown is really a cap or covering that is tooth-shaped and when it is in place, it will cover the portion of the covered tooth that is above the gum line.

Crowns can be made of metals, resin, ceramic, porcelain, or a porcelain-fused-to-metal material. Your San Diego area dentist will usually put in a temporary crown while a permanent crown is being created especially for your mouth in a dental laboratory.

Dental crowns have been used successfully in San Diego cosmetic dentistry for decades.

Many San Diego area dentists use crowns when performing smile makeovers to cover patient’s discolored or poorly shaped teeth. Strong, natural-looking crowns are also used with dental implants.

If you think a dental crown may be right for you, check with your San Diego dentist. Or, if you are searching for quality dental care in the San Diego area, call us here at Jeff Gray DDS. We have been serving the greater San Diego area since 1986. We are currently accepting new patients at our state-of-the art, yet warm and comfortable dental office.

Call us at 619-337-7700 and our friendly and professional staff can answer any questions you have about teeth whitening in San Diego, veneers, enamel shaping, or any other cosmetic dental, general oral health, or dental financing questions.