Espire Dental – La Mesa (previously Jeff Gray, DDS – Sedation and Cosmetic Dentistry) is the premier sedation, cosmetic, and implant dentist in San Diego. For over 30 years, Jeff Gray, DDS and Greg Hurtado, DDS have been serving the San Diego County community with expert dental care and an elevated patient experience. The majority of our team has worked together for at least 10 years and our commitment to each other, and our love of spoiling patients shines through!
Our goal is to help you live a happier, healthier and more comfortable life. We do that by caring for the whole person. We take great pride in creating the gorgeous smiles that our patients have always wanted. That’s what we love to do best. For many patients, we can restore teeth and gums to a beautiful, natural smile at 100% of their natural strength, in as little as two visits! Imagine how having an attractive new smile could supercharge your confidence, improve your personal relationships, enhance your ability to communicate, and show others the real you.
As the expert San Diego implant, cosmetic, and sedation dentists, we offer a wide range of dental services to care for patients with many different needs and desires for their smile.
For patients who may feel fear or anxiety when they think about going to the dentist, it’s OK! We understand and we care about you. You never need to feel bad about your nervousness because we have perfected the art and experience of sedation dentistry to help you have a pleasant dental experience with us. You can be sure that with our highly trained San Diego sedation dentists and team, your comfort is our top priority. Wake up with a brand-new smile, and a new found confidence.
If you’re ready to visit a dentist who can transform your smile, cater to your needs, and treat you like family, you’ve found your new dental home. Welcome!
Whether you’re in need of general dental services like fillings and crowns, implants, gum disease treatment, cosmetic dentistry, or more, we can help you achieve your optimal oral health goals. Our highly-trained dentists in La Mesa are ready to deliver exceptional patient care at our state-of-the-art office.
At Espire Dental in La Mesa, we take pride in giving confidence back to our patients. Our cosmetic dentistry services can resolve numerous issues with your smile, including cracked or chipped teeth, misalignment and uneven spacing, and discoloration. We offer a cosmetic dental experience that’s convenient and safe, and many of our procedures are pain-free with quick or no recovery periods.
Veneers are a natural-looking and effective way to improve the appearance of your smile. These ultra-thin, porcelain laminates permanently adhere to the front of your existing teeth. They are custom-made for you and your desired smile outcome. Your look can be customized for color, shape, and even length. Contact our La Mesa cosmetic dentists and see how a beautiful smile can improve your confidence.
At one time, when a person lost a tooth, they had limited options. They could have no tooth or get removable dentures, and that was it. Today, however, patients can have one or more teeth replaced with dental implants for a more natural look, feel, and function of their teeth and gums. While the concept of implant dentistry may seem newer, dental professionals have been perfecting it for decades. Modern dental implant procedures can improve your oral health, confidence, and overall quality of life. Our expert implant dental providers in La Mesa can show you what's possible for your smile.
If you feel nervous or anxious about going to the dentist, we understand. For some, going to the dental office for an appointment is like any other day. For others, it can be terrifying, bringing back bad memories that cause them to avoid the dentist altogether. It may seem like skipping regular cleanings and checkups can help lessen dental anxiety. But in reality, skipping dental appointments can lead to additional dental problems, resulting in even costlier procedures. Our sedation dentists in La Mesa can provide you with the dental care you need in a comfortable, relaxing atmosphere—stress-free.
At Espire Dental in La Mesa, we use a cutting-edge CEREC machine to provide same-day porcelain dental crowns. Unlike traditional crown procedures, this system generates high-quality crowns in just one visit, enabling us to provide patients with natural-looking crowns quickly and effectively. This minimizes the number of injections required and eliminates the need for temporary crowns. The CEREC machine produces porcelain crowns that are aesthetically pleasing and exceptionally strong and durable, meaning patients won’t have to give them a second thought for years.
Clear aligners are a comfortable and convenient tooth straightening treatment that is virtually invisible. They are custom-made for your mouth and shift your teeth gently into the desired position. Patients change their aligners every week, allowing for quick and easy treatment. Not only do clear aligners look better than traditional braces, but they are also more efficient. Thanks to the treatment’s precise and personalized adjustments, it has been proven to work for a variety of complex cases. Clear aligner experts at Espire Dental in La Mesa can help you learn more about the benefits of this treatment and determine whether you’re a good candidate.
To help you achieve a beautiful, bright smile, we offer many teeth whitening options! For the fastest option, or if you are looking to whiten ahead of a special event, we perform in-office laser teeth whitening. Laser whitening can lighten your teeth four to six shades in a single visit. If you prefer to whiten at home or have a few weeks to get to your desired shade, we offer at-home teeth bleaching kits. The best part? All proceeds from ANY whitening service in our office go to charity! So you can feel good while looking good, too!
I have severe anxiety and wouldn’t have gone to the dentist any other way without being sedated. Jeff Gray made me feel BEYOND comfortable. His staff are absolutely amazing, they talked to me and took care of me as if I were their own. I will be coming back 🙂 10/10 recommend
Madison, ESPIRE Patient
I have been lucky to have had Dr. Gray as my dentist for over 25 years. He and his entire staff are incredibly professional, but warm and welcoming at every moment. Jeff is absolutely one of the most competent dentists in the country, and at the same time, sensitive and kind to every patient. He specializes in comfortable care!! The office is beautiful and relaxing. I just had an old crown completely replaced in one morning….sat in the chair at 8 am, dozed off for the procedure and out the door at 11:30 with a new tooth!
I would recommend Dr. Gray to anyone and give a very strong Five Stars to his amazing office.
Maggie, ESPIRE Patient
Thanks to Dr Hurtado I am no longer insecure about my smile. It was by far the BEST decision I’ve made. I can’t thank thank the whole team over at Espire enough for making it such a great experience.
My experiences so far with Dr. Gray and his staff have been nothing short of incredible! I’ve struggled most of my life with intense anxiety surrounding dental visits, and Dr. Gray’s office is by far the most relaxed and at ease I’ve ever experienced. Both he and his staff are incredibly gentle and accommodating, kind, and professional.
I recently had a massive re-work of my entire smile with Dr. Gray, and I can honestly say I’ve never been happier, or smiled bigger, in my ENTIRE LIFE!!!! It’s truly been a life changing experience. I can’t begin to thank Dr. Gray and his staff enough.
Needless to say, if you’ve previously struggled with the dentist, this is the last office you’ll ever need to visit.
Bill, ESPIRE Patient
When ever I have called Dr. Grays office , they have always been more the happy to offer any service I might need. Yesterday after not having been to their office in a couple of years , I was again greeted by staff like an old friend, and when Dr. Gray had a free moment, he came in to say hi and made sure everything again was ok and I was well taken care of. We chatted for a moment and when my service was done and I left a very happy customer. His staff is so thorough in making sure you are treated as a very important “friend” .
Thank you Dr. Gray and staff..
We’re passionate about your smile and are proud to offer a full suite of the highest quality general and specialty dental services to meet your needs and exceed your expectations. Whether you’re coming in for a routine cleaning, cosmetic dentistry like veneers & teeth whitening, or are in need of crowns or dental implants…we have you covered! Along with our team’s exceptional workmanship, you’ll enjoy state of the art technology that creates fast, effective and often pain-free treatments. Your comfort and satisfaction are our top priority.
The best dentistry begins with listening to you – your needs, your concerns, and your preferences. It continues with a team of passionate professionals who truly care about you…and your smile. You get the best treatment options and exceptional outcomes from our decades of combined experience, backed by cutting edge equipment technology. And while all that’s happening, enjoy a warm blanket, noise cancelling headphones and your favorite show or movie! Let us make your dental experience enjoyable, memorable and stress-free.
Our team is standing by to schedule your appointment at a time that’s convenient for you, ensure that your questions are answered and make note of your desires and requests, prior to your appointment arrival.
Monday – Friday: 8am – 5pm
Our Number: 303.990.5873
You may also use the link below to request an appointment, if that’s more convenient. The Espire team looks forward to seeing your beautiful smile in our office!
Let us make your dentist experience as comfortable and luxurious as possible. Would you like a warm blanket and cozy pillow? Great! Plug in our noise cancelling headphones, put your feet up and listen to your favorite tunes or watch a movie on a flat screen TV.
We are here to surprise and delight you…while we care for your beautiful smile!