Most La Mesa people who are considering cosmetic dentistry are aware of the cosmetic dental procedures that are frequently advertised in the San Diego area.
There are porcelain veneers: a custom made wafer-thin covering permanently attached to the front of a tooth to make it stain-free and perfectly shaped. Veneers can repair small chips and crack in teeth that are free of decay. Many Jeff Gray DDS – Sedation & Cosmetic Dentistry patients get minimally invasive veneers on their top six teeth for a dramatic improvement.
Orthodontia has received a lot of attention in California in the past twenty years with the introduction of short-term and invisible braces. And braces are not only for ‘tweens and teenagers. At Jeff Gray DDS – Sedation & Cosmetic Dentistry, we have seen more adults straighten their teeth to achieve stunning smiles with discrete orthodontic treatment.
Porcelain crowns have been around for generations but continue to restore decayed or damaged teeth while providing beauty, strength and natural function. Porcelain crowns are also used with innovative dental implants to restore missing teeth.
A cosmetic dental procedure that is lesser known in the La Mesa area is crown lengthening. If you feel that your teeth appear too short or that your smile exposes more gum than you would like (a ‘gummy smile’), you may be interested in crown lengthening.
Crown lengthening surgery is a safe and effective procedure that exposes more of the visible part of the tooth while minimizing the vertical length of exposed gum tissue.
When a gummy smile is corrected, our La Mesa crown lengthening patients are often surprised at how it positively affects their whole face. They love their new smile which reveals pleasing, symmetrical portions of their upper teeth that have been hidden under gum tissue their whole life.
Sometimes, crown lengthening is used when a tooth is fractured at the gumline. The surgery makes tooth structure accessible for the required restoration.
Digital imaging helps San Diego dental professionals perform crown lengthening with exactness. A highly-detailed, 3-D image of tooth and bone structure allows the cosmetic dentist to contour a gumline to the patient’s exact specifications.
If you would like to find out if crown lengthening is right for you, schedule a consultation by calling Jeff Gray DDS – Sedation & Cosmetic Dentistry at 619-337-7700. We are located at 8555 Fletcher Pkwy Ste 102 in La Mesa. We look forward to showing you photos of crown lengthening patients who are enjoying their new look.