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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.

Featured Smile of the Week

August 27, 2012

Before & After Photos Upper 8 Porcelain Veneers

Upper left: Before smile….Upper right: Temporary Veneers worn for 2 weeks

Lower right: Final upper porcelain veneers

This patient visited with Dr. Friedman for her cosmetic consultation wanting a wider smile that showed more teeth.  She felt when she smiled that she did not show her teeth in her smile.  The patient had just finished Invisalign (clear tray braces) which straightened her teeth but did not change the shape or size of her teeth which was her major complaint.  After discussing her options with Dr.  Friedman and Jess, they decided upper 8 porcelain veneers would give her a wider smile that showed more of her teeth when smiling.

After 2 visits with Dr. Friedman, the patient could not be more thrilled with her new smile.

If you are interested in this or any procedure by Dr. Greg Friedman, phone Jess today for your complimentary consultation. 858-547-0070

Sneak Preview of Our Featured Smile of the Week 07/06/2012

July 6, 2012

This patient was so afraid of going to the dentist and stayed away as long as possible. She has been engaged for some time now and dreamed of taking her wedding portraits with a smile that represented her excitement inside. As a wedding gift she has started her journey to a smile she can share with the world. We have seen this patient for her first of three appointments to complete her treatment. Doc Friedman was able to do several hours of her dental work as the patient decided on conscious sedation for her appointment. Because of the sedation process, Doc was able to spend several hours with the patient allowing her entire treatment to be completed in only 3 appointments. The picture attached is her before photo and the one to follow is her smile with her temporary veneer restorations. We will be seeing her again later this month. You are going to want to follow up on this amazing story as I know the end result will be one to smile about.

Featured Smile of the Week

June 14, 2012

Before face portrait

After face portrait (still wearing lower braces)


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 to make a difference for the end result.  She 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 below 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 been seen 3-4 visits to complete the straightening process of her lower teeth.

“WOW!!! I never could have imagined how changing my smile could change the way I speak to people and how it gives me so much more confidence in my everyday life.  Thanks Dr. Greg & Mod Squad Dental”!!

Suzanne B.

Featured Smile of the Week

May 23, 2012


Left photo: Patient flashing her smile makeover. Right photo: taken before her smile makeover

This patient has been a long time patient of Dr. Friedman and Mod Squad Dental.  After moving to Hong Kong and deciding she was ready for a smile makeover, she could not imagine working with any other dentist.  After taking impressions and deciding with Dr. Friedman on her ideal smile shape and color, she looks fabulous.  She had a beautiful smile before but wanted a wider, brighter smile.  This patient had some white composite fillings within her smile that over time had changed color.  The size of her teeth were very comparable to the end result she desired.  After two appointments with Dr. Friedman the end result speaks for itself.  AMAZING!!!!

Featured Smile of the Week

April 24, 2012


This patient had been to several dentists and had several procedures done to her front 4 teeth.  She originally had spaces between her upper 4 teeth and wanted to know her options to close them.  When we saw the patient for her complimentary consultation appointment, she had bonding (composite material) placed on her upper 4 teeth with another dentist. She did not like the result.  As you can see in her before picture inset to the left, the bonding was several different colors on the front 4 teeth and the gum levels were not even and very low.  Dr. Friedman did some gum recontouring with his laser on the front 4 teeth making the gum levels even and taking away excess gum tissue.  The patient then did the Zoom in-office whitening system on her entire mouth.  After achieving her ideal shade, Dr. Friedman placed upper 4 porcelain veneers.  With 3 visits, this patient final got the results for her smile she had been searching for.  What a GREAT smile!!

Dr. Greg Friedman-Smile Imaging Software Showing Patients Possible Smiles

January 23, 2012

(digital enhanced photo)

This patient visited Dr. Friedman asking for a new smile.  She had a root canal when she was younger on 1 of her front 2 teeth.  Afterward, the dentist placed “bonding” or composite filling material on the tooth.  The patient at the time was not finish growing and bonding was the temporary choice to restore her tooth after the root canal.  Now that the patient is older, and her facial features are mature, Dr. Friedman spoke to her about a more permanent procedure by placing 2 porcelain restorations on her front 2 teeth.  Dr. Friedman suggested to the patient that she bleach her teeth with our in-office whitening process, Zoom 2, to give her the optimal color choice as her porcelain restorations will never change color and/or shape.  The patient also mentioned she did not like her “gummy smile”.  Dr. Friedman and the patient decided they would do a procedure to expose more of her natural tooth and remove the excess gum tissue on her upper 8 teeth utilizing the laser for fast and predictable healing.  Dr. Friedman imaged the patients before photo and gave her some ideas of her many possibilities of changing her smile.

Visit us again to see her final result and changed smile.  I simply can not wait!!

Featured Smile of the Week

November 7, 2011


This patient visited Dr. Friedman’s office  because she and her family wanted a new dentist.  After sitting with her for initial new patient consultation, the patient shared with us that she did not like her front two teeth and the crowns she had done the previous year.  She thought they were too “yellow” and did not “match” the rest of her teeth.  I suggested she should bleach her teeth with our in-office whitening system “Zoom” if she wanted a lighter more natural smile.  She agreed and stated she did want to be lighter but this option was never mentioned to her before.  After discussing in detail the patient’s goal for her smile, both the patient and I put together a treatment plan  that was completed in 2 visits resulting in the patient having a whiter, more natural smile.  

If you are thinking about having  a smile make-over and have questions, call Jessica today for your complimentary consultation.

Featured Smile of the Week With Dental Porcelain Veneers

October 25, 2011


This patient visited Dr. Friedman’s office for her complimentary consultation with photos in hand of the ideal smile that would complete her make-over with dental porcelain veneers.  This patient decided it was time to “take care of herself” with a healthy diet and exercise plan which resulted in her losing weight and feeling better about herself as a whole.  Her last wish was a wider, brighter, smile.  After discussing with Dr. Friedman her thoughts of her ideal smile, Dr. Friedman photo imaged a new smile on her  using a series of photos Dr. Friedman’s assistant, Jessica, took at the beginning of the consultation.  She was able to see several different smiles on her face giving her a better understanding and expectations of the smile she so desired.  After seeing Dr. Friedman for 2 visits this patient was able to show her family and friends the smile she always knew she could have utilizing 10 state of the art dental porcelain veneers.

If you are interested in viewing  your smile make-over images, or have questions about this or other procedures by Dr. Friedman, please phone the office and speak to Jessica for our complimentary consulation today.