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Difference Between KöR Whitening and Zoom! Teeth Whitening

June 28, 2016

teeth whitening in Scripps RanchPaper or plastic? Chocolate or vanilla? Life is better when you have a variety of options, and that’s why Dr. Friedman offers two types of in-office teeth whitening in Scripps Ranch. Both produce excellent results, more efficiently than is possible with at-home whitening methods. Learn more about KöR Whitening and Zoom! Whitening today!

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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.

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.

Make 2014 the Year You Feel Confident About Your Smile

January 31, 2014

cosmetic dentistryAt Mod Squad Dental, we want 2014 to be the year that you look at your smile with a fresh sense of confidence.  After all, feeling confident about your smile is important. Smiling triggers the body’s feel-good response, leading to a better mood and sense of wellbeing. But more than that, smiling sends a signal to others that you’re a friendly and inviting person. As a result, smiling more often can lead to changes in your relationships at work and in your personal life.

When you come to Mod Squad Dental in Scripps Ranch for help with cosmetic dentistry, you’ll find a friendly, experienced team eager to provide personalized care using some of today’s best services, including:

With these services Dr. Friedman and his team can erase stains, fix cracks or chips, and improve alignment.

But how many services will your personalized treatment plan include? For some patients, one service is all it takes. For others, it takes a more comprehensive plan to produce the desired results. This is what’s known as a smile makeover.

Call Mod Squad Dental today to schedule your cosmetic consultation with Dr. Friedman. We’re happy to offer a wide range of cosmetic dentistry services to patients from Scripps Ranch, Poway and Rancho Penasquitas.

Work that Speaks for Itself

December 27, 2013

Smile CollageIf you’re new to the San Diego area, or simply thinking about switching to a new dentist, it can be difficult to know who to choose. A recommendation from a friend can help, but so can seeing a doctor’s work.

That’s why Dr. Greg Friedman’s webpage includes a special before and after picture gallery. On this page you’ll find information on some of Dr. Friedman’s many services, and you can see how they were used to help real-life patients radically transform the appearance and health of their smiles. Whether it’s a plan composed of gum recontouring, teeth whitening, and porcelain veneers, a combination of veneers and cosmetic bonding, or veneers paired with six month braces, we know we can create a personalized plan to help our patients from San Diego and beyond.

It all begins with a consultation appointment at Mod Squad Dental. Dr. Friedman will assess your oral health, talk to you about your individual needs and goals, and then begin working on a treatment plan to help you. Maybe your problems are caused by poor oral health, or by an unavoidable accident. Whatever the reason, we know we can help.

Other helpful services from us include:

Do you need cosmetic or restorative help? Trust Dr. Friedman of Mod Squad Dental to help you. Call us today for an appointment. We’re always happy to serve patients from San Diego, Poway, Rancho Bernardo, and beyond.

Enhance Your Smile with Porcelain Veneers

August 26, 2013

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porcelain veneersWhen you catch a glimpse of your smile in the mirror or in a picture taken of you, what do you see? Do you smile that looks confident, or one that’s plagued by minor defects and alignment issues? For patients who are self-conscious of how their teeth look, a popular cosmetic dentistry service known as porcelain veneers can lead to improved confidence and wellbeing.

Porcelain veneers use thin pieces of carefully shaped and shaded dental porcelain to mask stains, chips, cracks, or misalignment. As a result, patients can feel better about how their teeth look.

Completing a porcelain veneers procedure takes about two visits to complete. During the first appointment, your San Diego cosmetic dentist will complete an oral exam to identify your needs. Then, a customized treatment plan will be put together and your teeth will be prepped. When a team of lab technicians has finished your permanent veneers, you’ll come back to your San Diego cosmetic dentist to have them put in place.

Because porcelain reflects light the way natural enamel does, patients who choose porcelain veneers can look forward to results that look naturally dazzling. What’s more, with regular care at home and frequent dental visits, you can look forward to your porcelain veneers looking beautiful and healthy for years to come.

Do you want to learn more about how porcelain veneers can transform a smile? Call your San Diego cosmetic dentist for a consultation visit.

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