Look As Young As You Feel By Replacing Missing Teeth

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Would you like to look younger? You can with dental implants from Jeff Gray DDS – Sedation & Cosmetic Dentistry in La Mesa.

Gaps In Your Smile?

Anyone over sixty knows that aging isn’t always a picnic. Physical conditions can lower the quality of life. Dental problems can be just as bad as chronic physical conditions. And missing teeth are one of the more prevalent oral issues for older people.

Fortunately, your smile can be attractive and healthy at any age.

At Jeff Gray DDS – Sedation & Cosmetic Dentistry in La Mesa, we restore missing teeth with dental implants.

Tooth Implants Are The Restoration Of Choice For Active Seniors

Tooth implants help active seniors look as young as they feel. Dental implants are strong, beautiful, and function like real teeth. Restore the youthful smile you once enjoyed with permanent tooth implants.

Avoid Denture Drawbacks

Avoid denture downsides: embarrassing slipping, limited taste, and gum irritation. Dental implants are not just for youthful smiles, they keep your facial shape intact by maintaining jawbone structure.

Perhaps you have missing teeth PLUS problems with remaining teeth. Gum recession, chips, cracks, staining, or tooth decay. There are treatments for every trouble. Dental implants can be combined with cosmetic dental services to beautify every tooth in your smile! Smile makeovers are now a reality.

Dental implants may be the best investment you make when it comes to health and happiness. Schedule a consultation with the team at Jeff Gray DDS – Sedation & Cosmetic Dentistry in La Mesa. We’re skilled in dental implants. Our services also include general and cosmetic dentistry.

 

Contact Jeff Gray DDS – Sedation & Cosmetic Dentistry:

619-717-8560

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

8555 Fletcher Pkwy #102
La Mesa, California
91942

 


Missing Pieces In The Mouth?

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A 500-piece Eiffel Tower puzzle is still easy to recognize with 32 pieces missing.
But, a 32-piece dental puzzle is just not complete without ALL of the pieces. At Jeff Gray DDS – Sedation & Cosmetic Dentistry in La Mesa, we want to help you complete your dental puzzle.

If you’re missing teeth, cutting your mouth on broken edges, or struggling with eating because of your dental puzzle, you should consider dental implants.

A dental implant is a tooth restoration that includes the root and crown of the tooth. Because it’s a complete solution, it offers many advantages over traditional dental bridges and dentures.

To understand the dental implant procedure, sit down today with our team for an informative dental implant consultation.

Let us fill in those missing pieces—there has never been a better time to receive dental implants. Modern cosmetic dental procedures, technologically-advanced materials, and the ability of dentists combine to create truly dazzling smiles.

If you want an attractive smile, talk to us at Jeff Gray DDS – Sedation & Cosmetic Dentistry in La Mesa. Our services also include general and cosmetic dentistry.  We can consult on whether dental implants and cosmetic dentistry are right for you. Learn about the possibilities for your smile and call today.

Contact Jeff Gray DDS – Sedation & Cosmetic Dentistry:

619-717-8560

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

8555 Fletcher Pkwy #102
La Mesa, California
91942

 


Dental Implants And Smile Makeovers

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Jeff Gray DDS – Sedation & Cosmetic Dentistry specializes in smile makeovers and dental implants.

What makes a gorgeous smile?

  • White teeth
  • Uniformly-shaped teeth
  • Straight teeth

What problems prevent stunning smiles?

Yellow or gray teeth lessen the appeal of a smile—even one that is perfectly healthy and aligned. Crooked teeth aren’t appealing either.

Beauty, it has been said, is in the eye of the beholder.

There are unique smile characteristics that some people proudly show off and others wish to change. For instance, a gap between the two front teeth can become a trademark. Anna Paquin, Woody Harrelson, and singer Seal have retained their spaces.

Other folks weren’t comfortable with gaps so they transformed their smiles with amazing cosmetic dentistry.

Missing Teeth

Missing teeth detract from a smile. When smiling, talking, laughing, or eating, a missing tooth shows. Even if the original teeth are white, straight, and pleasingly shaped, the eyes fixate on the gap that should hold a tooth.

Dental Implants and Smile Makeovers

The good news? You can restore missing teeth with dental implant procedures! You can fix other problems with cosmetic dentistry. The combination is called a smile redesign.

Cosmetic dentists combine dental implants with additional procedures to create sensational smiles. Great cosmetic dentists are professionals with extensive training. Successful outcomes don’t happen by chance.They use basic design principals in cosmetic dental smile makeovers. These include size, shape, alignment, proportion, and color.

If you want an attractive smile, talk to us at Jeff Gray DDS – Sedation & Cosmetic Dentistry in La Mesa. Our services also include general and cosmetic dentistry.  We can consult on whether dental implants and cosmetic dentistry are right for you. Learn about the possibilities for your smile and call today.

Contact Jeff Gray DDS – Sedation & Cosmetic Dentistry:

619-717-8560

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

8555 Fletcher Pkwy #102
La Mesa, California
91942

 


3-Tooth Solution For A 1-Tooth Problem?

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At Jeff Gray DDS – Sedation & Cosmetic Dentistry serving LaMesa, El Cajon and San Diego, we can answer your questions about improving your smile.

  • Do you have a missing tooth?
  • Are you considering the types of tooth restorations available?
  • Does a dental bridge seem to make the most sense financially?

If you have a missing tooth and want to restore that gap in your mouth, you should examine the differences between a dental bridge and a dental implant.

Dental bridges have replaced teeth for generations of people. However, they are a 3-tooth solution to a 1-tooth problem. The teeth next to the missing tooth must be prepped and crowned to hold the replacement (floating) tooth.

Why does a dental implant have key advantages over a dental bridge?

  • 1-tooth solution to a 1-tooth problem.
  • Usually stronger.
  • Lessen the risk of bone recession (as compared to a bridge) because it replaces the tooth root.
  • Easier to keep clean which results in a lower risk of decay.
  • Lasts longer.
  • Eventually, could support a denture or partial denture.

If you need to replace a tooth, talk to us about all of your treatment options. If you select a dental implant, it will probably be less pricey in the long run and will certainly feel bette

Jeff Gray DDS – Sedation & Cosmetic Dentistry in La Mesa is skilled in dental implants. Our services also include general and cosmetic dentistry. Our entire dental care team is dedicated to providing you with our “Five-Star” service.

Contact Jeff Gray DDS – Sedation & Cosmetic Dentistry:

619-717-8560

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

8555 Fletcher Pkwy #102
La Mesa, California
91942

 


Replace a Missing Tooth

Dentists are always reminding their patients to brush and floss their teeth. It’s the best way to ensure healthy teeth and gums. But we know that in spite of everyone’s best efforts, some of our patients are going to lose a tooth. When that happens, Jeff Gray DDS – Sedation & Cosmetic Dentistry in La Mesa recommends dental implants as the best solution.

In the past, if a patient in La Mesa had a missing tooth or a severely damaged tooth, dentists would suggest dental bridges or dentures, because they were the best options at the time. These days, state-of-the art dental implants have proven to be superior. They can also replace dentures or anchor dentures for some patients.

ADVANTAGES

A dental implant provides many advantages over a dental bridge or dentures:

  • Longevity – Dental implants are tough and permanent, and with proper care they can last ten years or more.
  • Seamless – Fabricated to have the same shape, size and color of the original tooth, the implant will blend seamlessly with all the other teeth. We can fix any aesthetic issues the original tooth might have had.
  • Function – A dental implant functions like a natural tooth allowing for normal eating and speaking.
  • Convenience – Implant crowns don’t need adhesives, rinsing, or removal, unlike dentures.
  • Independent – We will treat the dental implant individually. And, unlike bridges, we leave the adjacent teeth alone. Your dental implant is easier to clean since you can treat the implant  like a “real” tooth.

Jeff Gray DDS – Sedation & Cosmetic Dentistry in La Mesa is skilled in dental implants. Our services also include general and cosmetic dentistry. Our entire dental care team is dedicated to providing “Five-Star” service.

Contact Jeff Gray DDS – Sedation & Cosmetic Dentistry:

619-717-8560

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

8555 Fletcher Pkwy Ste 102
La Mesa, California
91942

 


The Health And Beauty Consequences Of Missing Teeth

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Today’s blog post from Jeff Gray DDS – Sedation & Cosmetic Dentistry serving LaMesa, El Cajon and San Diego focuses on missing teeth and dental implants.

Our teeth have many important functions. We need them to chew our food, talk, and smile. But have you ever considered their role in holding up your face? When we lose teeth, the bone around the site of the extraction begins to loosen. This, in turn, causes our facial muscles to sink in and collapse.

Bone Metabolism

We sometimes think of bone as a solid mass, unlike the softer tissues in our body. In reality, below the seemingly rock-hard surface, bone tissue is full of small holes, kind of like a sponge. In the interior bone tissue, the bone is constantly regenerating itself. This essential process is sometimes called “bone metabolism.” In the jaw bone, the movement of the teeth stimulates this process of regeneration. When the tooth is gone, the bone starts to shrink as blood flow is reduced.

People with missing teeth not only have an unappealing gap in their smile, they begin to look older because of the bone recession and eventual facial sagging.  It is not simply an issue of attractiveness—it poses serious health risks. It may become difficult to chew food, making it harder to get proper nutrition. Mental health can also be influenced when a patient with missing teeth loses confidence or withdraws from social situations because they are self-conscious about their smile.

Dental Implants Can Prevent Bone Recession

Modern dentistry to the rescue! Dental implant technology delivers a tooth restoration solution that preserves healthy bone metabolism while providing near-normal tooth function. For people missing many (or all) of their teeth, it may not be possible to replace every single tooth with a permanent dental implant. In many of these cases, dental implants can be used to provide an anchor for a partial denture.

What if your bone has shrunken so much that there is not enough to support a tooth implant? You may be a candidate for bone augmentation or bone grafting. This procedure is routinely carried out with success. If you are missing teeth, don’t resign yourself to dentures.

Jeff Gray DDS – Sedation & Cosmetic Dentistry in La Mesa is skilled in dental implants. Our services also include general and cosmetic dentistry. Our entire dental care team is dedicated to providing you with our “Five-Star” service.

Contact Jeff Gray DDS – Sedation & Cosmetic Dentistry:

619-717-8560

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

8555 Fletcher Pkwy Ste 102
La Mesa, California
91942