December 28, 2014
Metal dental restorations are a thing of the past. Dental fillings are the most efficient method for restoring a tooth damaged by decay or dental trauma. A quality dental filling can completely replace your tooth’s normal form and function. However, not all fillings are made equal. Many patients are choosing to replace their old metal (amalgam) fillings with new tooth colored fillings. Tooth colored fillings look more natural, and are better for your long term dental and overall health. You can make an appointment with Dr. Friedman today for your new tooth colored filling. MOD Squad Dental is a leading San Diego restorative dentistry. Dr. Friedman is an experienced restorative dentist now proudly serving patients throughout the Scripps Ranch and surrounding San Diego, CA communities.
Your new tooth colored filling procedure can be completed in just one short visit. Tooth colored fillings are bonded directly to your tooth. This makes them inherently more durable than amalgam fillings. Tooth colored fillings also require less drilling than metal fillings because Dr. Friedman doesn’t need to shape the space as much to hold the filling in place.
Metal fillings are made of about 50% mercury. Mercury is used in amalgam to make the metal filling material pliable. However, mercury is a known toxin. There have been many studies recently outlining the potential health risks of mercury dental fillings. These include bloodstream infection and interference with the brain and nervous systems. In addition to these risks, metal fillings:
- Don’t match the color of your teeth
- Require the removal healthy tooth structure
- Corrode and tarnish over time
- Some people may be allergic to mercury or particularly vulnerable to its ill effects
Make an appointment to have your old metal dental fillings replaced by Dr. Friedman today. Dr. Friedman can help you protect your long term health and wellbeing with new tooth colored fillings. MOD Squad Dental proudly restores smiles daily throughout the Scripps Ranch and nearby San Diego, CA areas.
September 22, 2014
It is no secret that missing teeth negatively impact your daily life, keeping you from enjoying your favorite foods and prompting self-consciousness about your smile. Today’s advanced restorative and cosmetic dentistry procedures make it possible to replace missing teeth in a way far superior to traditional prostheses like removable bridges and dentures. With dental implants, the San Diego, CA team at Mod Squad Dental can effectively secure a full denture to the jaw, promoting a more stable and natural bite.
Like a traditional denture, implant-retained dentures are custom prostheses that are designed to replace missing teeth. A full arch of missing teeth is secured to the jaw by way of dental implants, small titanium posts that are surgically placed within the jaw bone and gum tissue. After a brief period of healing after implant surgery, the custom denture is affixed to these posts. The result is a strong, beautiful smile that frees you from the worry of slipping dentures and discomfort.
Unlike many other general dentists who must send their patients to a different office for implant placement, our team welcomes a local periodontal surgeon into our Scripps Ranch practice so that our patients can continue visiting the office they know and love. Our periodontist, Dr. Tina Beck, is available on Fridays for consultations and the surgical placement of dental implants. We look forward to working with you to ensure a beautiful, healthy, and complete smile that lasts a lifetime.
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If you currently wear dentures and you’d like to learn more about how implant-retained dentures can benefit you, we’d like to invite you to contact our office in San Diego, CA today to schedule your dental implant consultation with Dr. Beck and our team. Our cutting-edge technology and patient-centric approach make all the difference in the world when it comes to providing the best dental care for families in Scripps Ranch and the surrounding areas. We also serve Rancho Pensaquitas, Poway, and beyond.
August 15, 2014
Having an incomplete smile is never something that is easy to live with. We see perfect smiles everyday on television and in magazines, and if you are insecure about your smile, looking at such images can make you feel embarrassed and less than. Having a smile that is not full is not only detrimental to your smile, but also to your body as a whole. Though you may have considered dentures and partials as teeth replacements, you may be wanting more of a permanent solution to your smile needs. Thankfully, Mod Squad Dental is able to restore your smile to its full brilliance using dental implants with Dr. Tina Beck.
One of the wonderful things about dental implants is that they are a permanent solution to having a smile that is incomplete. You are able to have a completely new smile that is all yours, and looks completely natural! Though many people may not realize it, if you have a smile that has teeth missing, it can result in a greater chance of gum disease, bone loss, tooth loss, and could cause the other teeth in your smile to shift in order to make up for the extra space.
Dr. Beck will have to set up a consultation with you in order to evaluate the state of your smile, your gum tissue health, and your bone density. It is important to make sure you are a candidate for dental implants to ensure amazing results. Dental implants involve embedding a titanium post into your jaw bone. This will replace the missing too root, and, over time, will fuse with the bone in your jaw, creating a strong bond. After the right amount of healing time, Dr. Friedman will create the crown, also known as the restoration. The crown resembles a tooth exactly, making your smile makeover look natural! You will be able to smile, eat, and speak with confidence, promising you will have a smile that anyone would envy!
Are you ready to see how dental implants can improve your smile at Mod Squad Dental? If so, it’s time to schedule your appointment with Dr. Friedman and our team. Contact our office today and find out for yourself what a difference our commitment to your satisfaction can make in your smile. From our practice in San Diego, CA, we warmly welcome patients from throughout the surrounding areas, including Rancho Pensaquitas, Poway, and more. We look forward to serving you and your family!
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June 18, 2014
With summer rapidly approaching, everyone is getting ready and making plans in order to take full advantage of what the season has to offer. Outdoor barbeques, laying out by the pool, and building sand castles are all part of the summer fun, and you want to make sure you have the most fun possible with your friends and family. With the many people you are sure to encounter throughout the summer season, you want to make sure that your smile is as healthy and beautiful as possible. With periodontal disease therapy with Dr. Greg Friedman, you can be sure that your gums, along with your teeth, are in the best condition just in time to soak up some sun!
Periodontal disease affects over 80% of the population, which makes it one of the more common diseases out there. One point that may be shocking is the fact that many people may not even be aware that they are suffering from periodontal disease, leaving their mouths to ongoing infection and deterioration. Some of the most common signs of periodontal disease are swollen gums, gums that bleed when you brush or floss, tenderness, and loose teeth. If left untreated, periodontal disease can lead to an increased risk in heart disease, stroke, dementia, and much, much more.
Managing your periodontal disease involves scaling and root planing. These procedures allow us to remove plaque and tartar from below the gum line. This way, we are able to remove all of the harmful bacteria in areas that your toothbrush and flossing cannot reach, giving you a clear mouth! Depending on the severity of your periodontal disease, laser therapy may be necessary. This involves removing the infected gum tissue so new, healthy gum tissue may grow. If you are interested in how Dr. Friedman is able to help you with your periodontal disease, make an appointment at our office, and we would be more than happy to help.
Contact our office in Scripps Ranch today and schedule your consultation. We are happy to take care of whatever general, cosmetic, or preventative dental need you may have! We also happily serve patients from Rancho Penasquitas, Poway, throughout San Diego, and beyond.
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December 27, 2013
If 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.
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November 5, 2013
Patients often think of orthodontics as something only teens need. But in reality, many adults also need help creating a straighter smile. That’s why Mod Squad Dental offers orthodontic teeth straightening to children and adults. With the orthodontic options we offer, a wide variety of patients can end up with a straighter, more confident, and healthier smile than they previously had.
That doesn’t mean you have to confine your teeth tom metal brackets and wires, though. For adults, Invisalign is a very common and popular alternative to conventional braces. Using Invisalign, patients can move misaligned teeth into their ideal position discreetly, over a matter of months.
But even younger patients may be able to avoid wearing bracket-and-wire braces. For instance, a retainer can erase the need for extractions and shrink the normal treatment time by expanding the mouth as a child’s teeth are growing in.
Do you or someone else in your family need help with orthodontics? Call Mod Squad Dental today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Friedman. During a visit with us, we can assess your situation and make a treatment recommendation.
We serve patients from all around the San Diego area with excellent orthodontic care.
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October 15, 2013
Conventional bridges and dentures can help you maintain facial structure and oral health, but they’re not the only solution to consider. Dental implants are a popular and effective alternative.
With dental implants, Dr. Friedman and Dr. Tina Beck, a local periodontist, can help you fill the gaps in your smile and enjoy natural functionality again. That’s because dental implants replace more than just your missing teeth, they also replace your missing tooth roots.
Your tooth roots are important for two reasons. First, they anchor your teeth to your jaw, providing you with a strong, stable bite. Second, they promote the growth of new bone tissue in the jaw so that your jaw stays strong throughout your life.
Conventional restorative services replace your missing teeth, but not your roots. Dental implants, on the other hand, replace both.
But are dental implants right for you? To find out, call Mod Squad Dental today to reserve a consultation appointment with our team. During your appointment, Dr. Friedman will measure the bone density of your jaw to see if you can support one or more implants.
If you aren’t currently a candidate, it may be possible to become one. Otherwise, our San Diego team can recommend one or more alternatives to help you replace what you’ve lost and enjoy better oral health.
We look forward to helping you.
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September 15, 2013
At some point, restorative dental care becomes important for all of us. In our last post, we talked about one restorative service—white fillings. Today, we’d like to consider two more: crowns and bridges.
Crowns are used in cases where our San Diego patients need to cap an existing tooth that has extensive decay, or is cracked, damaged, or stained. Thanks to the natural appearance of crowns, Dr. Friedman can help those from all around the San Diego area strengthen and improve the shape, size, or color of teeth.
Bridges, on the other hand, are a natural-looking restorative service designed to help patients replace a missing tooth. Some bridges are removable and some are fixed in place, but regardless of the kind, they help patients maintain facial structure, reduce stress on the jaw, and fill in gaps where one or more teeth should be.
Do you have a decayed, damaged, or missing tooth you need to fix with restorative dentistry? Dr. Friedman would be happy to assess your oral health and recommend a treatment plan. Every plan we put together at Mod Squad Dental is created with the patient’s personal needs in mind.
Call us today to schedule an appointment with our San Diego dental team. We serve patients from San Diego and all surrounding communities.
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