November 28, 2017
Dr. Friedman & his team are taking dentistry to the next level by adding the revolutionary technique of PRF (platelet rich fibrin) to his dental implant procedures, & extractions. PRF accelerates the healing process, decreases surgical pain & swelling for dental implants and tooth removal. PRF also improves the strength of bone surrounding Dr. Friedman’s implants after placement.
Instead of using man-made or cadaver bone after an extraction or in preparation for a dental implant, Dr. Friedman draws one vial of blood, similar to taking blood for a routine physical. The use of, PRF, protects the bony surgical site from infection, accelerates the healing process & decreases pain after a procedure. PRF is 100% natural with no additives or preservatives. The blood is drawn immediately prior to the procedure normally while the patient is getting numb for the surgery. The blood is then put into a centrifuge at 2700 rpms for 13 minutes. After 13 minutes, the blood is separated into 3 layers; clear liquid or plasma layer, red layer rich in red blood cells, & a yellow thick layer which is the PRF layer.
The PRF Layer is a yellow & thick jello-like biologic material derived from the patients’ blood. The PRF layer is rich in fibrin, platelets and growth factors. PRF is a much better alternative to sending a tooth removal patient home with an unfilled bony extraction socket or implant site.
If you have questions about this procedure or would like a complimentary consultation for dental implants or extractions with PRF, please call Jess today, 858-547-0070.
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 We, for the very reason illustrated in the two radiographs above do not quote fees over the phone.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!!!
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.
February 10, 2014
Why Go With Dental Implants?
Many people choose dental implants for missing teeth replacement. When trying to make a decision about whether or not to have dental implant surgery, it is important to know why the procedure may be more beneficial to you than other types of dental replacements. Certain conditions and circumstances may make dental implants the better option, such as:
- Having more than one missing tooth
- Having a jawbone that has reached full growth
- Having ample amounts of bone to secure the implant
- Having healthy oral tissues
- Being unwilling or unable to wear dentures
- Wanting to improve your speech
- Being able and willing to commit several months to complete the process
Unlike traditional dentures and bridgework, dental implants do not cause any damage to the bone. Additionally, all of the material used for dental implants are safe and do not cause any decay.
Are They Safe
Dental implants are considered safe for the majority of people. Individuals with certain medical conditions, such as high blood pressure and diabetes, should check with their health care provider prior to having dental implant surgery. Fortunately, most individuals with these conditions will receive the green light for the procedure, as long as certain precautions are met. Dental implant surgery is not recommended for children as their jaws have not yet reached full growth.
What Are The Risks?
As with any surgical procedure, there are some health risks associated with dental implant surgery. Complications are relatively rare and when they do occur they are generally mild, requiring minimal treatment. Possible health risks associated with dental implant surgery include:
- Infection occurring at the implant site
- Damage to surrounding teeth or blood vessels
- Nerve damage
- Sinus problem
If you are interested in dental implants or the process, phone Jess today, 858-547-0070 for your complimentary consultation.