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Can Someone with Diabetes Get Dental Implants?

September 17, 2021

Filed under: Scripps Ranch Cosmetic Dentistry — Dr. Greg Friedman @ 3:45 pm
older woman taking her blood sugar levels

Did you know that more than 30 million Americans have diabetes? Perhaps you or a loved one is part of this number. Unfortunately, this disease can impact every organ in the body, including your heart, eyes, nerves, kidneys, as well as your gums and teeth. But does having diabetes automatically exclude you from replacing your missing teeth with dental implants? Not necessarily! Are implants safe for diabetics? The answer to this question is complex, so keep reading to learn in what situations a diabetic person may still be able to benefit from this treatment.


America’s Best Dentists 2021

September 8, 2021

Filed under: Scripps Ranch Cosmetic Dentistry — Dr. Greg Friedman @ 8:38 pm
Congratulations to Dr. Friedman, Dr. Cohen, and the entire Mod Squad Team for being named America’s Best Dentists 2021 for Cosmetic, Implant, Sedation, & Family Dentistry. This honor is issued by the National Consumer Advisory Board comprised of other health care professionals. Well deserved guys!
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5 Star Google Review From New Patient

August 30, 2021

Filed under: Scripps Ranch Cosmetic Dentistry — Dr. Greg Friedman @ 7:05 pm

Featured Smile Utilizing Invisalign & Carriere Appliance

August 24, 2021

Dr. Friedman placed the carriere appliance for phase I of this patients orthodontic treatment plan. This appliance is utilized to correct the patients bite before her Invisalign clear braces are started. This phase of treatment will also shorten the wear time for Phase II in her Invisalign clear aligners. Beautiful results for a beautiful patient! If you wish to find out more about your options for a straighter smile, call Jess or Riley today to schedule your complimentary consultation. 858-547-0070

5 Post-Op Questions After Dental Implant Surgery

August 14, 2021

Filed under: Scripps Ranch Cosmetic Dentistry — Tags: — Dr. Greg Friedman @ 7:21 pm

Dental instruments for dental implant surgery in Scripps RanchIf you’ve chosen to replace your missing teeth with dental implants, you’re making a wise investment. The first step to rebuilding your smile involves a surgical procedure to place titanium posts in your jawbone. It’s normal to have a few concerns about the recovery, but there isn’t anything to fear. Here are the answers to 5 common questions patients have after dental implant surgery in Scripps Ranch.


Can I Get Dental Implants If I Smoke?

August 5, 2021

Filed under: Scripps Ranch Cosmetic Dentistry — Tags: — Dr. Greg Friedman @ 6:08 pm

Person holding a light cigarette Over 500,000 people annually are choosing dental implants over traditional tooth replacement options. As the only treatment to replicate the entire tooth structure, they offer unmatched benefits, including over a 95% success rate. When used on the ideal candidate and placed by a qualified professional, they are proven to last for decades. Generally, if you have good oral and overall health, you can advantage from the procedure; however, there’s one lifestyle habit that might throw a kink in your plans. Smoking and dental implants can be a bad combination. If you haven’t kicked the habit yet, here’s what you need to know about the road ahead.


Can Gum Disease Be Cured by Removing Teeth?

June 17, 2021

Filed under: Scripps Ranch Cosmetic Dentistry — Dr. Greg Friedman @ 1:11 pm
Woman lifting lip to show inflamed gum

Almost half of Americans over the age of 30 are affected by gum disease; if you fall into this group, then you’ll want to seek treatment as soon as you can before it has devastating effects on the rest of your body. You might have heard that tooth extraction is a possible form of treatment for gum disease in Scripps Ranch. Could giving up a few teeth really be the solution for restoring your oral health? Read on to learn more about why this procedure is performed to treat periodontal disease and whether it will truly solve your underlying problem.


Featured Smile of the Week…

June 9, 2021

Filed under: Scripps Ranch Cosmetic Dentistry — Dr. Greg Friedman @ 7:56 pm

What perfect timing to have a beautiful smile! Upper 8 porcelain restorations along with Zoom in-office whitening technique were used for this smile makeover.

Goal ~ Give patient a brighter, wider smile that complimented her facial features & improved smile aesthetics.

Before and After Smile Makeover with 8 Porcelain Restorations

Appointments ~ 2 visits to complete smile makeover.

Cost ~ $1600-2500 per tooth; based on each particular case and details. Maintenance ~ Routine preventative appointments

Note ~ Should be completed by a board certified experienced cosmetic dentist; Individual results may vary.

Anesthetic ~ Local (Prep and seat visits); MOD Squad Dental offers complimentary sleep dentistry if desired.

Discomfort Level ~ Little to no pain, possible tenderness 12-24 hours after initial prep.

Life of Procedure ~ Could last a lifetime with proper care.

If you are interested in cosmetic or restorative dentistry, Dr. Friedman offers complimentary cosmetic consultations in addition to before and after smile simulation photos.

Shocking Evidence of a Link Between COVID and Gum Disease

March 7, 2021

Filed under: Scripps Ranch Cosmetic Dentistry — Dr. Greg Friedman @ 4:11 pm
woman has gum disease in Scripps Ranch

For over a year, the world has been trying to recover from the COVID pandemic. During this time, scientists and medical professionals have considered all the relevant information in an attempt to find viable solutions. As a result, they have discovered a connection between COVID (which affects the respiratory system) and gum health. Continue reading to learn how untreated gum disease in Scripps Ranch can leave you more susceptible to serious health problems.


The Ultimate Guide to Caring for Your Mouth After Getting Dental Implants

February 27, 2021

Filed under: Scripps Ranch Cosmetic Dentistry — Dr. Greg Friedman @ 6:22 pm
Dentist talking to patient about dental implant aftercare

Whether you are struggling with a single missing tooth or advanced tooth loss, dental implants can restore the look and function of your smile for 20+ years! To ensure they are successful in the short and long-term, it is important to care for them properly, especially in the weeks following your procedure. With this in mind, keep reading for a few do’s and don’ts when it comes to dental implant aftercare.

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