March 12, 2015
Smile! 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.
November 14, 2014
Everyone 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.
May 7, 2014
We would like to introduce our lovely patient, Dorothy. She has been chosen as our featured smile of the week. Dorothy visited the office for her complimentary cosmetic consultation. She was interested in a whiter smile that she could be proud of. Dorothy had existing bonding on her front 4 teeth that had been placed some time ago. Over the years her bonding stained and chipped with natural wear. Dr. Friedman spoke to the patient about whitening her teeth with home whitening trays and our favorite whitening products by Opalescence. Once whitened, Dr. Friedman removed Dorothy’s existing bonding & placed upper 4 porcelain veneers. The patient was thrilled to show off her new smile on her cruise through Europe.
If you or someone you know is interested in cosmetic dentistry, give Jess a call today for your complimentary consultation & smile imaging make-over. 858-547-0070
October 2, 2013
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
August 26, 2013
When 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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April 18, 2013
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
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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
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July 6, 2012
BEFORE DENTAL TREATMENT
AFTER PHASE ONE OF DENTAL TREATMENT
IN THIS PHOTO, PATIENT IS IN HER UPPER 9 TEMPORARY RESTORATIONS
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.
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June 14, 2012
Before face portrait
After face portrait (still wearing lower braces)
SMILE-MAKEOVER UTILIZING UPPER 8 PORCELAIN VENEERS & PLACING 6 MONTH BRACES ON THE LOWERS
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”!!
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May 23, 2012
SMILE MAKEOVER UTILIZING UPPER 8 PORCELAIN VENEERS
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!!!!
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