Cosmetic Dentist in Scripps Ranch, CA
At MOD Squad Dental, we understand the direct connection between a healthy mouth and a healthy life. At the same time, we appreciate the proven link between a beautiful smile and higher self-esteem, income and success. As a result, Dr. Friedman has dedicated himself to ensuring exceptional esthetics are built into each treatment plan. In fact, we do not view cosmetic dentistry as an elective procedure. We view it as the heart and soul of our practice and an important component of everything we do.
Beyond the health of your smile, Dr. Friedman wants you to have a look that you’ll enjoy sharing with family and friends. To this end, MOD Squad Dental offers a variety of cosmetic dentistry treatments. For patients who want to whiten their teeth quickly and safely, we use both the ZOOM! whitening system and KOR whitening system in the office for a dazzling smile in about an hour. Cosmetic bonding or porcelain veneers may be ideal choices for people whose teeth are chipped, slightly cracked, misshaped, or misaligned. If your teeth require orthodontic treatment, Dr. Friedman is a certified provider of Invisalign®. With these clear plastic aligners, your teeth will gradually shift into their proper position and no one other than you and our dental team may ever know that you’re wearing braces.
Teeth Whitening in Scripps Ranch
Making your teeth white and utilizing deep bleaching with KÖR® Whitening
If you thought porcelain veneers were your only option for tetracycline stained teeth, you’re in luck! The Deep Bleaching with KÖR Whitening system is the most effective way to add "WOW" to your appearance. It's sure to exceed your expectation.
Laser Whitening with Zoom!®
Your smile represents you. It's one of the first things you'll notice when you meet someone new. A whiter, more vibrant smile can help you feel confident and attractive. Natural aging can darken your teeth, while consumption of certain beverages, foods, and smoking will increase the staining. Thankfully, ZOOM!® professional teeth whitening can reverse years of aging in less than one hour. Nothing whitens teeth faster or better than ZOOM!®.
Bright white teeth make you look younger and feel more confident, and our ZOOM! teeth whitening procedure can get you there in just 45 minutes. Make an appointment at our convenient Scripps Ranch dental office and in less than an hour, you’ll look and feel like a new person. No more cigarette or coffee stains, no more dark teeth – just a fresh, bright smile. Join the hundreds of patients whom we’ve given a professional and personal boost with our ZOOM laser tooth whitening. You’ll be so glad you did!
Benefits of choosing ZOOM! include:
- Fast (the whitening procedure takes only 45 minutes)
- Long lasting (laser tooth whitening has less fade back)
- Low sensitivity (minimal exposure)
- Effective results (your teeth will whiten an average of eight shades)
- Safe (laser whitening is proven safe when performed by Dr. Friedman, DMD)
ZOOM! Professional teeth whitening can reverse years of aging in less than one hour. Nothing whitens teeth faster or better than ZOOM! Our procedures also include porcelain veneers for patients who need just a little extra for that perfect smile.
Cosmetic Bonding in Scripps Ranch, MOD Style
For our patients whose smiles could use a little MOD style, we sometimes use composite resin tooth bonding. Composite bonding can be used to repair chipped and broken teeth or to create a new smile.
Tooth bonding is usually a one-visit procedure where composite materials are applied to duplicate the depth of color that occurs in a natural tooth. With Dr. Friedman's artistry, this composite can be manipulated to mimic the color details and translucency of a tooth and then polished for a beautiful shine.
Bonding lasts for several years, and because the tooth structure is left undamaged and intact, it’s an excellent cosmetic solution for our younger patients.
Scripps Ranch White Colored Tooth Fillings
The back teeth are noticeable when we talk and especially when we laugh. Seeing dark, unsightly areas of metal can detract from what otherwise might be a perfect set of teeth. If you are concerned about how your fillings look, relax – we have several options available to correct this.
Directly placed, bonded tooth-colored resin fillings can make a tooth look like new, whether they are used for small areas of decay or to replace current fillings.
Scripps Ranch Porcelain Veneers
When it comes to a top-notch provider of Scripps Ranch porcelain veneers, patients just like you have trusted the name of Dr. Friedman and his team. These cosmetic dentistry innovations can give you a more youthful, natural-looking smile in just two visits. With our financing options, you can have a glowing look once again without financial hardship.
A veneer is a thin, tooth-colored shell that is bonded to the front of your teeth to cover discoloration, chips, and gaps. Because they are stained to match the color of your natural teeth, a veneer will quickly hide blemishes and problems. They are so durable that today’s veneers last between 10 and 15 years. They also resist staining quite well, so your newly brightened smile will look as good 10 years from now as it does today.
Dr. Friedman has streamlined his veneer-application process, allowing patients to enjoy a dazzling smile in just two short 1-½ hour visits to our clinic. If you have minor defects or alignment problems in your teeth, this is a very simple way to fix it without surgery or unnecessary risks.
Learn More about Porcelain Veneers
We offer financing to all patients so that you can improve your appearance without significant up-front costs. Convenient and affordable monthly payments make it easier than ever to afford cosmetic dentistry, so call our office today to schedule your free consultation if you are in the market for Scripps Ranch porcelain veneers. With Dr. Friedman’s help, you can sport a gleaming smile that you’ll be proud to flash for years to come.
Cosmetic Dentistry FAQs
If you’re unhappy with your smile, cosmetic dentistry may be an option for you. Before you’re ready to commit to a treatment, you likely have several questions, like will my insurance cover my cosmetic dentistry? We understand your concerns, which is why we take the time to explain everything during your initial consultation. While you wait for your visit, here are the answers to a few of the most common questions patients ask us about cosmetic services to help you feel confident in the decision you’re making for your smile.
Will insurance cover my cosmetic dentistry?
Many people are embarrassed by their smiles. Although they know cosmetic dentistry can help, they often believe it’s too expensive, but this isn’t true. People from all walks of life can benefit from cosmetic services. We offer many solutions to keep your treatment affordable, like using your dental insurance. In the past, it was rare for dental insurance to cover cosmetic treatments. Although it’s still uncommon, there are some exceptions. If a procedure is necessary to restore the health of a tooth, it may be covered under your insurance plan, like an all-ceramic crown or tooth-colored filling. Every policy differs, but we will work on your behalf to maximize any benefits to lower the amount you need to pay out-of-pocket.
How can chipped or discolored front teeth be restored?
There are several ways we can improve the appearance of imperfect front teeth. If they are stained, brown, or yellow, a whitening treatment can brighten your entire smile, or we can use another method if the discoloration is severe, like dental bonding or porcelain veneers. If the color of your teeth isn’t the issue, we can also resolve chips and cracks. We offer several options depending on your needs, like bonding, crowns, or veneers. Rest assured, your smile treatment will look natural.
Am I a good candidate for teeth whitening?
If your teeth aren’t as bright as they used to be, you might be a candidate for teeth whitening. We’ll perform a thorough consultation to ensure you have good oral health. We will also determine the cause of your stains to ensure a whitening treatment will be effective. We can get your teeth as much as 8 shades brighter using a proven whitening system. If a whitening treatment won’t achieve the results you want, veneers are an excellent option to hide stains. Not only will they cover discoloration but also enhance the overall size, shape, and proportion of the tooth.
What can be done about old, unattractive, or discolored fillings?
Traditional fillings are made of metal, which makes them stand out like a sore thumb. We can swap your fillings with a more natural-looking solution. Cosmetic bonding is customized to match the color of your enamel to blend in with your real teeth. As with your enamel, they can discolor over time. If your restoration no longer matches the color of your teeth, we can easily replace it to restore your beautiful smile.