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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  We, for the very reason illustrated in the two radiographs above do not quote fees over the phone.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!!!

Dental Reconstruction-MOD Squad Dental

March 26, 2015

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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.

Featured Smile of the Week-Porcelain Veneers

February 17, 2015

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Featured Smile of the Week…

You may recognize this face as the amazing 3rd baseman that played for the Padres, but to us he is one of our fun loving patients featured this week. His existing smile was worn giving him what appeared to be a reverse smile line. He & Dr. Friedman discussed upper 10 porcelain restorations restoring the length of his teeth and giving him a natural smile. What a great result and smile. Put him in coach!!

If you are someone you know is interested in their possibilities of a smile make-over, give Jess a call today 858-547-0070 to reserve your complimentary cosmetic consultation.

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.

How Can Porcelain Veneers in San Diego, CA Transform Your Smile?

September 6, 2014

164125777Take a moment and envision an image of your favorite movie star’s smile. What are some of the characteristics that stand out most vividly? Mostly likely, it’s the lustrously white teeth and perfect spacing to which you are drawn. The eye loves symmetry and beauty, and a perfect smile embodies both of these qualities. At Mod Squad Dental, your local San Diego cosmetic dentist, our team offers a wide range of cosmetic dentistry solutions to fulfill your every need, including porcelain veneers.

The Beautiful Smile You Deserve with Porcelain Veneers

It is relatively common knowledge that white, properly aligned teeth are considered the building blocks of a gorgeous smile. Unfortunately, not all of us are lucky enough to enjoy these features naturally. Injuries, decay, diet, and circumstance all contribute to the appearance of your smile. Some of the most common smile complaints cited by men and women in America include the following:

  • Teeth that look dull or gray due to age
  • Stains that are deeply set within the enamel
  • Discoloration caused by coffee, tea, wine, cigarettes, and dark foods
  • Chips or cracks in enamel
  • Misalignment or crowding
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Too much gum covering the teeth
  • Teeth that are too small or misshapen

With porcelain veneers, the dentists at Mod Squad Dental can help you craft a beautiful, flawless smile in as little as two visits to our Scripps Ranch office. These wafer thin layers of tooth-colored porcelain fit precisely over the front surfaces of your teeth, effectively masking imperfections. You’ll love how confident you feel showing off your brand new smile!

Schedule Your Cosmetic Dentistry Consultation Today

At Mod Squad Dental, we want every one of our patients to leave our office looking and feeling better than ever. One of the ways we accomplish this is with cosmetic dentistry. Contact our office in Scripps Ranch, CA today to schedule your complimentary consultation with our team, and see what an amazing difference porcelain veneers can make in your smile. Our state-of-the-art practice warmly welcomes patients from throughout nearby communities in Poway, Rancho Pensaquitas, and beyond.

Dentist, Scripps Ranch-Featured Smile of the Week

January 30, 2014

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We simply adore this patient.  Lena has been a patient of Dr. Friedman and MOD Squad Dental for over 14 years.  She has dreamed of a smile make-over for many years but chose to take care of her cavities, & maximizing her dental insurance benefits before tackling her smile.  When her dental health was on point, it was time for her smile.  She was thrilled.  Dr. Friedman placed upper 8 porcelain veneers and also whitened Lena’s lower teeth to match.  As you can see from her above quote……”She cannot even stand herself:)”

If you are interested in porcelain veneers or your options for a smile make-over, call Jess today for your complimentary smile consultation 858-547-0070.

Dentist Scripps Ranch 92131 Dental Bonding

January 16, 2014

This patient visited the office for the first time wanting for many years to fix his teeth.  He was very excited when Dr. Friedman took some digital photos at his initial visit, enhanced the photos with his dental imaging software and gave the patient an idea of what his smile could look like with some dental bonding.  The patient was thrilled with his results….and well as stated by the patient, will get lots of practice smiling.  If you or someone you know is interested in dental bonding, call Jessica today to schedule your complimentary smile consultation 858–547-0070.

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Porcelain Veneers San Diego

July 19, 2013

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Porcelain Veneers San Diego CA- We are super excited for this patient and her upcoming smile make-over with Dr. Friedman & MOD Squad Dental. The digitally enhanced photo attached was presented to the patient at her complimentary cosmetic dental consultation. The patient has lived with tetracycline stains on her teeth and wished for a brighter, wider smile that expressed her fun loving personality. Make sure to check back for her smile make-over before & after photos.

If you or someone you know would like a complimentary cosmetic consultation and complimentary smile make-over digitally enhanced before and after photo call Jess today 858-547-0070