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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.

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.

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-Featured Smile of the Week-MOD Squad Dental

November 13, 2014

b.a.u.8.frenWhen this patient was ready for her smile make-over she knew exactly who she wanted for her dentist because Dr. Friedman has already restored the smile of her grandmother, uncle, and other family members.  This patient did not particularly like her smile and wanted the space closed between her front two teeth.  This patient also had a very strong muscle (frenum) that caused her front two teeth to separate and restricted her upper lip from raising when she smiled.

During her complimentary smile consultation, Dr. Friedman discussed braces with a surgical procedure (frenectomy) to release the muscle above her two front teeth.  The patient and mother were not interested in braces and wanted porcelain for her smile.  Dr. Friedman completed the frenectomy along with miner gingivectomy (removal of extra gum tissue), and placed upper 8 porcelain veneers giving the patient a natural beautiful smile.

“I love my new smile and how it makes me look and feel.  Thanks Doc Greg”~Soleil

If you are interested in the many possibilities of cosmetic dentistry, phone Jess today 858-547-0070 to reserve your complimentary consultation including before and after smile imaging.

Featured Smile of The Week-MOD Squad Dental

October 16, 2014

L.B.b.a.braces.8This patient visited MOD Squad Dental interested in a straighter, whiter smile.  Dr. Friedman suggested upper and lower 6 month braces and the in-office whitening procedure, Zoom.  After six months in braces and a 90 minute Zoom whitening process….this patient could not be more thrilled.  Just look at that smile!!!

If you are interested in cosmetic dentistry and all of your many options, phone call Jess today to reserve your complimentary consultation.  858-547-0070

Scripps Ranch Dentist-MOD Squad Dental-Featured Smile of the Week

September 23, 2014

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Do you think your teeth are “too small”?  This patient visited our office wanting his laterals (teeth next to his two front teeth) to be larger and match the rest of his smile.  During his complimentary consultation, Dr. Friedman discussed placing a porcelain veneer on his laterals matching the rest of his teeth and his smile.  Dr. Friedman placed 2 prep-less porcelain veneers not smoothing or prepping his existing laterals.  What a great smile!

If you or someone you know is interested in cosmetic dentistry, phone Jess today and reserve your complimentary consultation.  858-547-0070

Dentist Scripps Ranch-Featured Smile of the Week

February 19, 2014

J.Jackson.Smile.before.afterThis patient visited Dr. Friedman & MOD Squad Dental for his cosmetic consultation.  The patient had existing restorations on his upper 10 teeth in his smile line that was placed several years ago.  The material used for these existing restorations was a material that stained and discolored over time.  The patient wished for a brighter, whiter, smile that represented his fun loving,  outgoing personality.  This case was on the difficult side of smile make-over’s considering there were 3 anterior implants involved.  Together Dr. Friedman and the patient decided on upper 10 porcelain restorations correcting color, size, and shape.

“Dr. Friedman is a perfectionist, who was not satisfied until my teeth were up to his high standards. I am very happy with his work and have a great smile! His office staff were very professional and pleasant. Thank you Dr. Friedman!” stated the patient.

If you are interested in this or other cosmetic procedures by Dr. Friedman & MOD Squad Dental, phone Jess today to schedule your complimentary consultation.  858-547-0070

 

Porcelain Veneers, San Diego CA, MOD Squad Dental

October 2, 2013

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This patient flew in from Louisiana on a Friday and stayed for one week in San Diego. She had visited with Doc Friedman and Jessica over the phone via video skype and discussed her options of treatment for the desired smile she had been wanted for many years. She planned on getting as much work done on this visit as possible. Dr. Friedman saw this patient for her first visit and did all of her pre-treatment procedures. We took several before photos and digitally enhanced them to give her an idea of her desired smile. Dr. Friedman and Jessica gave their options on the shape that would look best with her hair color, skin tone, height, and weight. All of these factors make a difference for the end result.

Suzanne was placed in braces on the first visit and on the very next day we sedated the patient with conscious sedation and prepared her upper 8 teeth for her porcelain veneers. The pictures above are her before photo and her after photo with temporary veneers. She will be wearing her temporaries for 6 days while her final porcelain veneers are being generated. Dr. Friedman prefers his patients to wear temporary restorations as this is their “test drive before buying the car”. Any changes the patient would like to make would be made during this period. She will return to the office for one final visit to place the final porcelain veneers on her upper 8 teeth creating a gorgeous smile. With the advancements with orthodontic material and technique, she will only be seen for 3-4 visits to complete the straightening process of her lower teeth.

If you are interested in cosmetic dentistry or porcelain veneers, call Jessica today and schedule your complimentary consultation which includes before and after digitally enhanced photos giving our patients an idea and possibilities of what cosmetic dentistry can do for you or a loved one. 858-547-0070

Cosmetic Dentist 92131-Jr.Teen Miss Coastal Cities

August 26, 2013

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Cosmetic Dentist 92131…We received the following message and photo from one of our patients and her daughter Kelly….WOW! How exciting for Kelly and her family. Everyone here at MOD Squad Dental is so proud of you Kelly!

Kelly won Jr.Teen Miss Coastal Cities and she won best smile….thanks to you Doc!

Featured Smile of the Week 12/13/2012

December 13, 2012

Alexa had an accident at school one Saturday evening.  She fell running to her car in the rain on rough asphalt.  Dr. Friedman met her at the office on Sunday and let her know everything was going to be fixed and look beautiful.  Alexa still had some asphalt stuck on her teeth and in her lips.  The patient not only feared for her smile but was also worried about a large skin tag that was formed from  the impact on her upper lip.  Alexa broke 3 teeth in her accident.  She needed 2 root canals on her front teeth as she broke off more than half of these teeth.  Dr. Friedman removed the skin tag and prepped the patient for 2 full porcelain crowns and placed a white filling on the neighboring broken tooth.  Alexa was thrilled with the results as you can see from her HUGE final photo smile.

If you have a question about this procedure or any other procedures, please phone our office today 858-547-0070…..You deserve it!!

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