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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.

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.

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-MOD Squad Dental-Featured Smile of the Week

August 14, 2014

b.a.zoom.bondingDuring this patients complimentary consultation, she discussed with Dr. Friedman that she desired a whiter, brighter smile.  The patient had some existing bonding on her front two teeth.  Dr. Friedman recommended our Zoom in office whitening procedure and then replacing the bonding on her front 2 teeth.  The result is beautiful and the smile proves it!

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

 

Dentist Scripps Ranch, MOD Squad Dental-Deep Bleaching

February 6, 2014

Get WOW teeth whitening results with the KoR Deep Bleaching Whitening System!!

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Common questions about KöR Deep Bleaching Whitening System are below.  If you are interested in this procedure, phone Jess today for more details, 858-547-0070…

1. Why does KöR Whitening work so well?
The KöR Whitening Deep Bleaching™ System works by restoring your teeth’s ability to absorb oxygen. The oxygen from its whitening gel is absorbed deeply into the tooth, dissolving stain molecules.
2. How long does KöR Whitening last?
Unlike other whitening methods, with easy periodic home maintenance, the KöR Whitening Deep Bleaching™ System is entirely permanent.
3. Is it safe?
Whitening products have been clinically studied and safely used on millions of patients without harm to teeth or gums. Whitening is considered entirely safe.
4. Is there pain or discomfort with the KöR Whitening Deep Bleaching™ System?
Many have experienced pain during teeth whitening. Maybe you’ve experienced it yourself. After several years of research, development and clinical testing, the inventor of the KöR Whitening Deep Bleaching System introduced a whitening gel that, in most cases, produces low to no sensitivity. As a result, most patients have no discomfort from whitening when using this technique. Testing has shown that patients who do feel some sensitivity using the KöR Whitening Deep Bleaching System typically feel no more than 10% of the sensitivity they’d feel from other whitening gels.
5. Does it matter how old I am?
The ideal age to whiten teeth is about 14. The younger teeth are, the more brilliantly they whiten. However, the KöR Whitening Deep Bleaching™ System rejuvenates even older teeth back to their youthful ability to whiten incredibly well, even if you’re 90 years old.
6. How white will my teeth get?
The KöR Whitening Deep Bleaching™ System whitens teeth dramatically, often lightening them 16 shades or more. Although everyone is different, with the proper KöR Whitening Deep Bleaching system, all teeth will have stunning results. It even whitens tetracycline-stained teeth, previously thought to be impossible!
7. Will my teeth look too white and unnatural?
No. Real teeth can’t look unnatural, they just look beautifully white. If you have seen people with ultra-white, fake-looking teeth, these were probably false teeth, teeth with porcelain crowns or veneers that may have been made too white and too opaque. You’ll get the ideal shade that’s right for you.
8. Will my crowns, veneers or fillings whiten too?
No. If you have any of these on your front teeth, you may need to replace some of them after whitening.
9. How will coffee, tea, smoking and red wine affect my teeth after KöR Whitening?
With your easy home maintenance, these staining foods will have no effect on the brilliant color of your teeth.
10. Will the whitening trays be uncomfortable, difficult to sleep with or will the bleach leak out of the trays?
No. KöR Whitening Deep Bleaching™ trays are very different. They’re comfortable; because they’re thin and form-fitting, you’ll forget they’re even in your mouth. They’re convenient; by wearing these only while you sleep, it doesn’t interfere with your busy day. Also, unlike regular trays, the KöR Whitening Deep Bleaching™ Trays seal the bleach inside the tray, preventing the gel from quickly leaking into your mouth.
11. How does the KöR Whitening Deep Bleaching™ System work?
First, a dental professional will make molds of your teeth so you can have your own unique, ultra-comfortable KöR Whitening Trays. Then, you’ll have a simple visit in the dental office, followed by wearing KöR Whitening Trays for two weeks at home while you sleep. The KöR Whitening Deep Bleaching System is completed with a final visit in the dental office.

Porcelain Veneers San Diego

April 18, 2013

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Featured Smile of the Week…WOW!!
This patient wanted a straighter, whiter smile. Dr. Friedman spoke to the patient about upper porcelain veneers to enhance his smile. The patient had an existing cross bite which over time damaged the patients upper teeth. Dr. Friedman first had to straighten his lower teeth and “make room” for the upper veneers. Dr. Friedman explained to the patient, “If your current bite damaged your natural teeth, why wouldn’t it damage your new one?” The patient was placed in lower braces for 5 months before his upper porcelain restorations were placed. The patient now has a beautiful, natural smile as well as his bite being corrected.
If you ever wondered your own options for a smile make-over, phone Jessica today for your complimentary consultation and digitally enhanced before and after photos. 858-547-0070

Featured “Smile” of the Week

August 16, 2012

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Oopsi—— This 16 year old had a skate board accident.  He broke 2 front teeth in his smile line.  The breaks were really deep penetrating the nerve of each tooth.  Dr. Friedman bonded both teeth with composite material matching his surrounding teeth perfectly.

Dr. Friedman discussed with the patient and his family the possibility of the teeth turning  gray in days, weeks, or even years later from the nerve damage.  If this were to happen, Dr. Friedman would place all porcelain crowns on the two teeth matching the rest of his surrounding teeth and smile.

Dr. Friedman is very conservative and will always discuss treatment giving the patients a better understanding of their dental situation.  This patient was very pleased with his result.