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Experience Does Matter With Dentistry at MOD Squad Dental

July 12, 2017

Example 1 of an implant placement to replace this front tooth #8 with Dr. Greg Friedman

Example 2 of a new patient we saw this week in the office with several implants including front teeth, #8, & #9

Often patients call our practice asking, “How much do you charge for dental implants”?  We, for the very reason illustrated in the two radiographs above do not quote fees over the phone.  My best advice to patients seeking a dental professional for minor or extensive dentistry is to do your research.

Do not just make your decision strictly from a quoted cost you received over the phone.  Experience does matter when it comes to dentistry.  From the materials used to the education of the dentist.  Just because a dentist claims to be a specialist for a particular procedure does not mean they are.  As proven in the above second radiograph completed by a “dental implant specialist”.  Use your online resources wisely.  Sites such as Yelp & Google are great tools to research a dentist and his/her practice.  But buyer beware!  “Just the other day I saw a “dental implant specialist” that had two Yelp accounts.  One with 2.5 stars and right next to it a new Yelp account under a different name with 5 stars for the same “dental implant specialist”, stated Dr. Friedman.  Both accounts do show next to each other when searching this particular practice.  This for example is something to be aware of and notice.

Our patient above has not or will not ever need a removable “flipper” or appliance at all during his implant process unlike other practices.  This puts our patients at ease and comfortable while going through the implant process.  At Mod Squad Dental, not only are our doctors looking for the implant placement to be functional but also aesthetically pleasing as if it were a real tooth.

If you have questions about replacing missing teeth or dental implants, call Mod Squad today for your complimentary consultation…

Because experience does matter!!!

MOD Squad Dental Welcomes Dr. Kory Grahl to our Dental Home

June 21, 2017

Dr. Friedman would like to introduce a new bright smile that will be gracing the halls of MOD Squad Dental, Dr. Kory Grahl, DMD.
Because of the continuous increase of new patients and MOD Squad Dental never settling for less than 5 star customer service and treatment, Dr. Friedman would like to welcome Dr. Grahl as a new member to our dental family. Dr. Grahl will be accepting new patients as well as seeing our existing patients that would benefit from our new expanding days and/or hours.

Born and raised in San Diego, California, Dr. Grahl graduated from Rancho Bernardo High School with an undergraduate degree from Western New England University in Springfield, Massachusetts. Dr. Grahl played NCAA Division III Ice Hockey, serving as team captain his Junior and Senior year leading their team to their first playoff victory in 20 years. He then continued on to the University of Nevada Las Vegas School of Dental Medicine, finishing top 5 in the class, graduating with honors, Cum Laude, and inducted into Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honorary Dental Society.

Outside of our dental home, Dr. Grahl enjoys being active in the community with ice hockey, anything outdoors, and looks forward to his upcoming wedding in the summer of 2018 to his beautiful finance’, Rachael.

“With the expansion of our practice, I have been searching for the perfect fit for an associate dentist. Kory exudes the kindness and bedside manner I want my patients to experience when visiting MOD Squad Dental,” Dr. Greg Friedman shared.

Dental Reconstruction-MOD Squad Dental

March 26, 2015

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Shoes are Different Sizes for a Reason…..Update

We saw this gem of a patient again today.  We could not wait until the end of her dental journey to post some pictures of her treatment…above is her before treatment photo along with her temporary restorations on the upper 10 teeth.  She will be seeing our oral surgeon for placement of 3 implants and then back to Dr. Friedman to place all of her final porcelain restorations.

If you read the beginning of her story, you are aware that this patient was told she needed to have all of her teeth extracted (23 teeth), and dentures placed because of severe decay and bone loss.  Her daughter encouraged her to see Dr. Friedman for a second opinion.  To make an almost sad story, happy, Dr. Friedman only recommended 3 teeth be extracted and replaced with 3 dental implants, upper and lower porcelain restorations consisting of porcelain crowns and veneers.

As you can clearly see from this beautiful smile, she is over the moon with her results so far and look forward to the end of these procedures and enjoying the quality of life she so deserves.

If you are interested in this or any cosmetic dental procedure and would like an educated opinion of your options, phone Jess today 858-547-0070 to reserve an appointment.

Smile Pretty with Porcelain Veneers from MOD Squad Dental

March 12, 2015

159289454Smile! You’re on candid camera! Ok, well not really, but if you were, would you smile for the camera or would you try to hide your smile? If you’re one of those smile hiders, then it’s time to do something about that so you can smile with confidence. Porcelain veneers conceal the smile you don’t want to show and reveal a new smile that you wouldn’t think of hiding. Dr. Greg Friedman and his team at MOD Squad Dental have created beautiful smiles for many people in and around San Diego, CA, and they can do the same for you.

What are Porcelain Veneers?

Porcelain veneers, also called dental veneers, are made of micro-thin layers of dental porcelain or ceramic that are bonded to the facial surface of the teeth in your smile zone. As such, they cover a number of cosmetic smile flaws including teeth that are chipped or slightly cracked; stained or discolored teeth that have not responded to teeth whitening; somewhat crooked teeth; and teeth that have gaps in between them. In addition to covering damaged teeth, veneers also help protect those teeth from further damage.

Porcelain Veneers in San Diego, CA

Once you and Dr. Friedman determine that porcelain veneers are the best cosmetic dentistry option for you, you are on your way to a beautiful new smile. It usually only takes two visits to complete the process of having your veneers placed. At the first appointment, Dr. Friedman will take an impression of your teeth that our dental lab will use to fabricate veneers that are a perfect fit and match for you. Then, he will prep the teeth by removing a minimal amount of enamel, so your veneers will lay flush with the rest of your teeth. After this appointment, you’ll wear temporaries until your permanent veneers are ready. Then, you’ll return to MOD Squad Dental in a few weeks to have your permanent veneers bonded in to place. With your new smile, you’ll be looking for the camera!

Call Our Office Today

If you would like to learn more about how porcelain veneers can refresh your smile, then call MOD Squad Dental today and schedule a consultation. We serve patients in San Diego, CA, as well as the surrounding communities of Scripps Ranch, Poway and Rancho Pensaquitas.

What is Your Smile Saying to Others?

March 2, 2015

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Only Trust the Best with Your Smile-MOD Squad Dental

February 24, 2015

Smiles.relationshipsIf you or someone you know is interested in enhancing their smile with cosmetic dentistry, phone Jess today 858-547-0070 to schedule your complimentary cosmetic consultation where Dr. Friedman will digitally enhance your smile with before and after photos giving you a preview of the many possibilities for a new you.

Shhhh… with Invisalign®, only you and Dr. Friedman will know you have Braces

January 28, 2015

invisalignIf you’re conscious of your smile because of crooked teeth, but as an adult you don’t want to endure the hassle or the appearance of traditional braces, then Invisalign clear plastic aligners may be the solution for you. As the name implies, Invisalign straightens your teeth almost invisibly. Dr. Greg Friedman at Mod Squad Dental in San Diego, CA, is an Invisalign Certified Provider who won’t tell anyone you have braces!

Invisalign Aligners Made Just for You

The first step of your journey to a smile with straight teeth is meeting with Dr. Friedman to decide if Invisalign is right for your unique circumstances. If the answer is yes, then we’ll take x-rays, photos and impressions of your teeth that Invisalign will use to create a 3D image of your mouth. With this, Dr. Friedman will map out a treatment plan that shows how your teeth will gradually move through the process and what your smile will look like upon completion.

This treatment plan is also what the Invisalign lab uses to fabricate your custom-designed aligners, which you’ll wear every day for most of the day. Made of smooth, BPA-free plastic, your aligners are smooth, so they won’t bother your gums and checks the way metal braces can.

Your aligners come in a series of sets for your upper and lower arches. You’ll wear each set for approximately two weeks and then move on to the next set. As you progress through the sets, you’ll see your teeth gradually move into position. Although everyone’s circumstance is different, in most cases the process is completed in about one year. Then, you’ll have the straight teeth you’ve always wanted and you won’t want to keep that a secret!

Schedule an Appointment Today

If you would like to learn more about Invisalign, call the office of Mod Squad Dental in San Diego, CA, for a consultation. Dr. Friedman and his team conveniently serve patients in Scripps Ranch, Poway and Rancho Pensaquitas.

To Quickly Repair Your Smile, Choose Cosmetic Bonding with Dr. Greg Friedman

January 14, 2015

Shutterstock Lumineers Close UpIs there a little something you’d like to fix about your smile? If the answer is yes, then you should consider cosmetic bonding. Dr. Greg Friedman at Mod Squad Dental in San Diego, CA, practices the artistry of cosmetic bonding to restore smiles throughout southern California.

With cosmetic bonding, Dr. Friedman can repair a number of smile imperfections including:

  • Stained or discolored teeth that do not respond to teeth whitening
  • Chipped teeth
  • Cracked teeth
  • Teeth that are slightly misaligned
  • Teeth that have a gap in between them
  • Worn teeth that make your smile look uneven

What is Cosmetic Bonding?

Cosmetic bonding uses composite resin materials to restore and rebuild damaged or imperfect teeth. With these composite materials, Dr. Friedman can blend colors in order to perfectly match the color of your other teeth. In some case, he may recommend teeth whitening before the bonding process in order to ensure your best smile, and because composite materials are not responsive to teeth whitening gels.

Once you and Dr. Friedman determine that cosmetic bonding is the best option for repairing your smile, you’ll probably only need one appointment for the entire process. First, the dentist will prep for cosmetic bonding by applying a gentle phosphoric acid solution to the surface of the teeth in order to help the bonding material adhere better. Then, he will apply the composite resin layer by layer, shaping, sculpting and hardening each layer with a curing light as it is applied. This process is repeated until the desired appearance is achieved. Finally, the teeth are polished to a natural-looking sheen.

Cosmetic bonding can last for years with proper care. Brush and floss your teeth twice every day as you usually do, and be careful not to bite down on hard objects with teeth that have cosmetic bonding.

Call Our Office Today

If you would like to schedule an appointment for cosmetic bonding, call the office of Mod Squad Dental in San Diego, CA. Dr. Friedman and his staff also serve patients in Scripps Ranch, Poway and Rancho Pensaquitas.

MOD Squad Dental Delivers Unbelievable Results with Professional Teeth Whitening in San Diego, CA

December 23, 2014

524227687Are you struggling to correct stained or yellowed teeth? Tooth discoloration and staining can cause you to hide an otherwise healthy smile. Discoloration can be caused by many different factors including: drinking coffee, tea, soda, and red wine, or smoking. The aging process also naturally stains and darkens our teeth. But you don’t have to tolerate a diminished smile. You can make an appointment with Dr. Friedman today for a high quality professional teeth whitening treatment. MOD Squad Dental is a trusted San Diego cosmetic dentistry. Dr. Friedman proudly restores smiles daily throughout the Scripps Ranch and surrounding San Diego, CA communities.

Why Choose Professional Teeth Whitening?

Professional teeth whitening is the only reliable tooth whitening method. Other options just don’t yield consistent results. Teeth whitening toothpastes are guilty of this. They can’t change the color of your enamel; they can only polish away shallow surface stains. Other over-the-counter teeth whitening products including, whitening rinses, strips, trays, and gels are also highly unreliable. Though they contain the bleaching agents necessary to change the color of enamel, they are heavily diluted. Because of this, it can take several weeks of daily use before any significant results are noticed. That’s why Dr. Friedman offers a professional teeth whitening solution with the Kör and Zoom teeth whitening systems.

What Is Kör Teeth Whitening?

The Kör teeth whitening and deep bleaching system works through the absorption of oxygen into your tooth surfaces. The oxygen from the Kör whitening gel is absorbed deeply into the tooth, dissolving stains and discoloration molecules. Unlike most other teeth whitening treatments, Kör is entirely permanent. Kör teeth whitening offers:

  • Natural looking results
  • Effective on darkened teeth
  • Effective on sensitive teeth and gums
  • Comfortable and easy to complete
  • No dietary restrictions post- treatment
  • No need for touch ups
  • Effective for ages 14 and up

What Is Zoom Teeth Whitening?

Zoom teeth whitening is a professional bleaching system that effectively lightens discoloration of enamel and dentin. Zoom works through a hydrogen peroxide mixture that is broken down, allowing oxygen to enter the enamel and dentin to bleach away staining, but leave natural tooth structure unchanged. Zoom teeth whitening takes less than an hour. Zoom hydrogen peroxide whitening gel, works with the Zoom light to quickly penetrate teeth and break up the stains and discoloration. Immediately after treatment, a sensitivity-reducing fluoride paste-gel is applied to your teeth to reduce any discomfort.

San Diego Teeth Whitening Appointments

Make your next teeth whitening appointment with the cosmetic dentistry experts of MOD Squad Dental. Dr. Friedman and his experienced team consistently deliver high quality teeth whitening results. Dr. Friedman serves patients daily throughout Scripps Ranch, San Diego, CA, and the nearby communities.

Porcelain Veneers for a Picture Perfect Smile

November 14, 2014

100047604Everyone is familiar with before and after photos. Does your smile currently look like a before photo? Do you want it to look like an after photo? Then porcelain veneers from Dr. Greg Friedman at Mod Squad Dental in San Diego, CA, may be the cosmetic solution you need.

Porcelain veneers are used to correct and cover up a variety of dental flaws from chipped and cracked teeth to teeth that are misaligned or have uneven and large gaps between them. And with our financing options—including cash, check, credit and debit card, most major dental insurances and third party financing—porcelain veneers may the best option financially for you, as well as cosmetically.

Porcelain Veneers in Two Appointments

For most patients, Dr. Friedman can complete the entire process required for your new smile with porcelain veneers in only two visits. Porcelain veneers are made of micro-thin layers of dental porcelain that are created in a dental lab. For a natural looking smile, Dr. Friedman will match your veneers to your existing tooth color. In addition, he will take an impression of your teeth to make sure the veneers are the correct size and shape for your mouth and facial features.

Once the dental lab fabricates your custom designed porcelain veneers and sends them to Mod Squad Dental, you’ll return to the office for your second appointment. Dr. Friedman will prepare your teeth for the veneers and carefully cement them into place. If necessary, he can further trim and shape your veneers for a perfect fit. When completed, you’ll have the “after” photo you’ve always wanted with a picture perfect smile thanks to porcelain veneers.

Call Our Office Today

If you would like to learn more about porcelain veneers, schedule an appointment for a consultation with Dr. Friedman at Mod Squad Dental in San Diego, CA. We also serve patients in Scripps Ranch, Poway and Rancho Pensaquitas.

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