Royalty At Jeff Gray DDS

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When we crown one of our patients at Jeff Gray DDS | Espire Dental in La Mesa CA, the coronation is a celebration of a stronger smile.

The need for a dental crown is usually apparent. Crowns (sometimes called caps) restore a decayed or damaged tooth to its original size, shape, and functionality.

Crowns are sometimes extended down to a tooth’s root surface. Most often, though, they replace the top portion of the tooth, also known as the crown; hence the name of the restoration.

Dental crowns are custom-made for each tooth. Once a crown is cemented permanently into place, they strengthen what was a weakened tooth. They prevent cracked teeth from cracking any further and provide support to teeth that have large, existing fillings.

Dental crowns from Jeff Gray DDS | Espire Dental in La Mesa CA are an excellent solution for damaged teeth. We have placed them in patients from San Diego, Alpine, El Cajon, and Santee, who also come to our practice for dental implants and much more. Contact us today!

Contact Jeff Gray DDS – Sedation & Cosmetic Dentistry:

619-337-7700

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

8555 Fletcher Pkwy Ste 102
La Mesa, California
91942

 

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5 Ways To Restore A Tooth

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There is more than one way to fix a tooth. If you are the fortunate owner of perfectly healthy teeth, you may never need any of these procedures. However, if you are like most, you will need to restore a tooth eventually. Today’s post looks at five cosmetic dentistry options from Jeff Gray DDS | Espire Dental in La Mesa CA that are routinely used to repair a damaged tooth:

  1. Porcelain Veneers: These wafer-thin covers can hide a chip or crack or fix the alignment of a tooth that is slightly crooked. Dental veneers are quickly becoming one of our most popular services.
  2. Fillings: A traditional filling is shaped and molded after it is applied to the tooth. Because inlays and onlays are produced in a dental lab, they are generally called indirect fillings. Inlays are applied to just the center of the biting surface of a tooth (not to a cusp or point) and are ordinarily smaller than onlays. An onlay restores one or more cusps of a tooth. If you have old silver amalgam fillings, you can replace them with white fillings.
  3. Dental Crowns: Crowns and bridges can help redefine the shape of your mouth and repair any inconsistencies on misshapen or cracked teeth. A crown replaces the entire visible portion of the tooth, restoring appearance, stability, and function. They can be made of all metal (such as gold), porcelain-fused-to-metal, all ceramic, or all resin.
  4. Dental Implants: A permanent dental implant is often  a great restoration for a tooth that has been extracted. It revitalizes the entire tooth—both root and crown. Most dental implant recipients report that the implant is indistinguishable from a natural tooth. Dental implants are used in a variety of applications, such as anchoring dentures and dental bridges.
  5. Dentures: At our practice, we offer customized, permanent dentures, so you can avoid uncomfortable, loose fitting teeth.

For more specifics on any of these procedures, contact Jeff Gray DDS | Espire Dental in La Mesa CA. Patients from San Diego, Alpine, El Cajon, and Santee also come to us for general and restorative dentistry. Request an appointment today!

Contact Jeff Gray DDS – Sedation & Cosmetic Dentistry:

619-337-7700

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

8555 Fletcher Pkwy Ste 102
La Mesa, California
91942

 

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What Can Dental Veneers Do For Your Smile?

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In this blog post from Jeff Gray DDS | Espire Dental in La Mesa CA, we are taking the time to answer a common question: “What exactly are veneers, and how are they used in cosmetic dentistry?”

Dental veneers are thin shells made from medical-grade ceramic or composite resin. They are custom-made for each patient and are used to improve the appearance of teeth.

Unlike a dental crown, which covers the entire visible portion of a tooth, a veneer covers just the front part. They are usually used on teeth that have been chipped, stained, decayed, or that are slightly crooked.

Veneers are one of the most popular options available in modern cosmetic dentistry. They are so effective they’ve even been called “instant orthodontics.”

Technically, of course, they are not orthodontics. But they are very strong, and can work wonders on any smile.

One thing to remember: a thin layer of enamel must be removed from the front of each tooth being covered with a veneer, in order for them to properly adhere. Once they’re cemented in place, they are permanent. When the process is done, you’ll have the best-looking smile of anyone you know.

To find out more about dental veneers, and whether they’d be a good option for you, please call us at Jeff Gray DDS | Espire Dental in La Mesa CA. Patients from San Diego, Alpine, El Cajon, and Santee come to our practice for this and other cosmetic dentistry options, as well as general and restorative dentistry. Schedule an appointment today!

Contact Jeff Gray DDS | Espire Dental:

619-337-7700

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

8555 Fletcher Pkwy Ste 102
La Mesa, California
91942

 

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Why Improve Your Smile?

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Would you like to improve the appearance of your smile? With cosmetic dentistry from Jeff Gray DDS | Espire Dental in La Mesa CA, transforming your smile has never been easier.

Cosmetic dentistry is a term that refers to dental techniques that enhance the appearance of your smile. We can make teeth brighter, in better alignment with each other, and get rid of the chips or cracks that have detracted from them for as long as you can remember. We can even replace a tooth that is missing with one that is indistinguishable from a natural tooth.

Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures

  • Teeth whitening: Professional teeth whitening surpasses any product you’ll find at the grocery store.
  • Porcelain veneers: Thin shells of medical-grade porcelain are attached to the front of your teeth to cover imperfections like stains, chips, or gaps.
  • Invisalign® Clear Braces: Invisalign clear braces straighten teeth and fit like a mouth guard. They can be removed for meals and when you brush your teeth.
  • Dental implants: State-of-the-art dental implants are titanium posts inserted into your jaw, where the fuse with bone to form a rock-solid support for an artificial tooth.

Does any of this sound too good to be true? Well, seeing is believing! Cosmetic dentistry from Jeff Gray DDS | Espire Dental in La Mesa CA can transform your smile into something spectacular. Patients from San Diego, Alpine, El Cajon, and Santee also come to our office for general dentistry. Request an appointment today!

Contact Jeff Gray DDS | Espire Dental:

619-337-7700

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

8555 Fletcher Pkwy Ste 102
La Mesa, California
91942

 

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Improve Your Smile for Yourself (And Those That Look at You)

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Losing one or more of your natural teeth impacts your smile, and your ability to bite and chew. But with dental implants from Jeff Gray DDS | Espire Dental in La Mesa CA, you can regain your smile and the ability to eat just about anything.

Dental implants are titanium posts that are anchored into your jaw. They are solid foundations for artificial teeth. Because they are physically attached to your jaw,  they also prevent the loss of bone that usually accompanies tooth loss.

If you’ve lost one or more teeth, a conventional dental bridge or dentures are certainly better than nothing. But because they are not solidly anchored to your jaw, they do not provide full biting and chewing function. This is, of course, a major drawback.

This is what makes dental implants so brilliant. They don’t look any different than natural teeth, and better still, they feel and function the same. Once the implants are in place and the jaw has fully healed, most patients report full chewing power. That means they can enjoy just about any food they choose.

At Jeff Gray DDS | Espire Dental in La Mesa CA we provide single-tooth dental implants and implant-supported dentures. They look great! People from
San Diego, Alpine, El Cajon, and Santee trust us with their dental health! Call to schedule an appointment with us today!

Contact Jeff Gray DDS | Espire Dental:

619-337-7700

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

8555 Fletcher Pkwy Ste 102
La Mesa, California
91942

 

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Cosmetic Dental Masterpieces

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Cosmetic dentistry at Jeff Gray DDS | Espire Dental in La Mesa is part science and part art. Our objective is creating positive changes to your smile for a cosmetic dental masterpiece.

In order to achieve an attractive, yet natural looking result, we do more than recommend specific procedures. We consider the shape, alignment, color and condition of the teeth. In order to create a balanced look, the facial shape and coloring is taken into account. The patient’s age, health condition and lifestyle all influence the plan.

In other words, there is no one-size-fits-all treatment plan.

Smile enhancement through cosmetic dentistry can have dramatic results in your overall appearance. Even one procedure, such as teeth whitening, can make a big difference in how you see yourself.

Your teeth take a lot of wear and tear over the years, but cosmetic dentistry from Jeff Gray DDS | Espire Dental in La Mesa can turn a dull smile into a masterpiece! People from San Diego, Alpine, El Cajon, and Santee also come to our office for complete general dentistry. Call to schedule an appointment with us today!

Contact Jeff Gray DDS | Espire Dental:

619-337-7700

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

8555 Fletcher Pkwy Ste 102
La Mesa, California
91942

 

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Your Smile Can Be Brighter and Lighter

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No one can miss a fabulous smile, and a really good one is a valuable assed professionally and and socially. If you’d like yours to be brighter and ligher, cosmetic dentistry from Jeff Gray DDS | Espire Dental in La Mesa can deliver!

With our professional-grade teeth whitening services, we can dramatically brighten your smile in a single office visit. Imagine! You walk into our office for your scheduled appointment, with teeth that have grown dull and yellow over the years. When you leave you’re flashing a brilliant new smile.

We have two whitening options for you: in-office whitening, which can brighten and lighten your smile in a single office visit, and a powerful at-home kit that lets you proceed are your own pace.

At Jeff Gray DDS | Espire Dental in La Mesa teeth whitening is just one of our cosmetic dentistry services. We’ve brightened smiles of people all over San Diego, Alpine, El Cajon, and Santee. Please call our office to schedule an appointment today!

Contact Jeff Gray DDS | Espire Dental:

619-337-7700

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

8555 Fletcher Pkwy Ste 102
La Mesa, California
91942

 

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What Does Your La Mesa Dentist Need To Know?

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For the best possible dental health, you should see us at Jeff Gray DDS | Espire Dental in La Mesa twice a year for a cleaning and exam. It’s our chance to make sure you’re brushing and flossing properly, and your chance to discuss any dental health concerns you may have.

During the checkup we look for any new cavities that may have appeared since your last visit. We might take X-rays, although this is not done at every visit. We’ll examine your gums, too, for any signs of gum disease.

Remember: if the eyes are the window to the soul, then your mouth is a window into your general health. Poor dental health has been linked to various diseases and conditions, such as heart disease, premature birth and low birth weight, and diabetes.

At Jeff Gray DDS | Espire Dental in La Mesa, the dental health of each patient is our primary focus every single day. People from San Diego, Alpine, El Cajon, and Santee come to us for general and restorative dentistry. Call to schedule your next checkup today!

Contact Jeff Gray DDS | Espire Dental:

619-337-7700

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

8555 Fletcher Pkwy Ste 102
La Mesa, California
91942

 

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5 Tools For Tooth Transformations

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Teeth that are damaged or misshapen can really detract from your smile, but thanks to cosmetic dentistry from Jeff Gray DDS | Espire Dental in La Mesa, you can do something about these and other issues. There are fixes for nearly any tooth problem!

Some of the most popular and effective procedures include:

  • Veneers. Porcelain veneers are extremely thin shells of medical-grade ceramic, custom-made to match the from of your teeth. They are cemented in place to dramatically improve your smile.
  • Bonding. This procedure uses a strong tooth-colored resin to close spaces, repair chips and cracks, or change the shape. The resin is molded into place and hardened for secure adherence.
  • Recontouring. This means reshaping a tooth by removing small bits of enamel to improve its shape or length.
  • Crowns. Natural-looking dental crowns cover the tops of damaged teeth.
  • Clear Braces. Patients of all ages are transforming their smiles with clear braces. They are removable, so they come out at mealtime and when you brush your teeth. Best of all, they work!

At Jeff Gray DDS | Espire Dental in La Mesa we use cosmetic dentistry to improve smiles every day. Patients from all over San Diego, Alpine, El Cajon, and Santee also come to us for general dentistry services, and much more. Call for an appointment today!

Contact Jeff Gray DDS | Espire Dental:

619-337-7700

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

8555 Fletcher Pkwy Ste 102
La Mesa, California
91942

 

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Don’t Settle For An Unattractive Smile

Don’t Settle For An Unattractive Smile In La Mesa!

No one likes to settle for less than the best, especially with something as important as your smile. At Jeff Gray DDS Espire Dental in San Diego, we have cosmetic dentistry solutions for your smile.

Cosmetic dentistry refers to a group of procedures that, individually or collectively, create positive changes to your smile. One procedure, such as teeth whitening, will go along way toward upgrading your smile. Two or more gives you a complete smile makeover.

Cosmetic Procedures

The term “cosmetic dentistry” means different things to different dentists. One practice might call a dental implant cosmetic, while another will consider it restorative.

With that in mind, here are some of the more common cosmetic dentistry procedures:

  • Teeth whitening. Nothing you buy at the store can can compare to teeth whitening from a cosmetic dentist. The bleaching ingredients may be the same, but professional strength whitening far surpasses anything over-the-counter. You’ll get a dazzling new smile!
  • Porcelain veneers. Veneers are thin shells of medical-grade ceramic that are bonded to the front of your teeth. Made to match existing teeth, they can hide cracks, gaps, and other imperfections.
  • Crowns and Bridges. Dental crowns are used to repair damaged teeth by covering them like a cap. This restores them to their natural shape. A dental bridge fills the space left by a missing tooth.
  • Dental implants. Implants are state-of-the-art tooth replacement. Strictly speaking, it’s a titanium post inserted into the jaw to replace a missing tooth root. A replacement tooth is attached to the post. They look and function like natural teeth.

At Jeff Gray Espire Dental in San Diego we use cosmetic dentistry to complement the smiles of each patient. People from San Diego, Alpine, El Cajon, and Santee also come to us for our complete general dentistry. Schedule an appointment with us today!

Contact Jeff Gray DDS – Sedation & Cosmetic Dentistry:

619-337-7700

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

8555 Fletcher Pkwy Ste 102
La Mesa, California
91942

 

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