Restorative Dentist – San Diego, CA
Bring Your Healthy Smile Back With Restorative Dentistry!
Rare is the person who manages to go through life without needing any restorative dentistry procedures. For that reason, Dr. Greg Friedman is skilled and experienced at numerous treatment options to help you maintain your smile with your natural teeth or, when necessary, with tooth replacements that look completely lifelike. The most commonly performed restorative treatment is a filling to repair a tooth with decay. Dr. Friedman uses tooth-colored composite resin materials for fillings, allowing your smile to remain white. For patients with missing teeth, we offer crown and bridgework, as well as dental implants. Dr. Friedman will evaluate your unique circumstances to determine which option is best for you. In the case of an infected tooth, Dr. Friedman will perform a painless root canal procedure to preserve the tooth and restore function.
Dr. Friedman and his staff at MOD Squad Dental would be happy to add you and your family to our growing list of patients. Call our office in nearby Scripps Ranch to schedule an appointment.
Scripps Ranch Dental Crowns & Bridges
Dental crowns are an important cornerstone of restorative dentistry, being designed to fit over individual teeth and restore their function, look, and shape seamlessly. There are several reasons why Dr. Greg Friedman and the rest of our team here in Scripps Ranch may recommend having a crown created and placed, including:
- Severe dental decay
- An injury to a tooth
- A generally weakened tooth
- Cosmetic concerns, like misshapen enamel
- The finishing touch for root canal therapy
- The finishing touch for dental implants
Crowns can also be used in conjunction with dental bridges, which are designed to replace one or more missing teeth in a row. This restorative solution can be a lifesaver, filling in empty gaps in your smile and restoring much-needed facial structure and biting strength. The dental crowns fall on either side, attaching to nearby healthy teeth as “anchors” that keep the bridge firmly in place for a more secure fit overall. Removable bridges, also known as partials, are available as well.
Contact MOD Squad Dental today if you have any questions about our available restorative services, or if you’re ready to schedule your first appointment. We love seeing patients from Poway, Mira Mesa, and all over San Diego.
Tooth Colored Fillings
If you’ve ever had fillings placed decades ago, you’re probably aware of the silver color they have. Not only is the material used in silver fillings less attractive in your smile, but there’s evidence that suggests that they’re more likely to fracture teeth further after long-term use. Typically, silver fillings require removing small amounts of enamel in order to fit inside damaged teeth. However, these fillings often act as a wedge in teeth, separating them apart further, rather than offering sufficient protection.
That’s where tooth-colored fillings come in. By utilizing composite resin instead of amalgam, dentists can replace your silver fillings and more effectively fill cracks in teeth. Not only does this material work to blend in more effectively with teeth, but it also creates a better seal against bacteria. Because of its pliable material, it also distributes force more evenly than silver fillings, so you don’t need to sacrifice quality for aesthetic reasons.
To get your silver fillings replaced or simply have a tooth restored, contact our office today!
Full and Partial Dentures
If you’re experiencing the effects of extensive tooth loss, full and partial dentures can help! Whether it’s for several teeth that a bridge isn’t enough to replace or for replacing an entire arch, dentures are a great solution to the inevitable effects of tooth loss. Full and partial dentures typically utilize a gum-colored base and porcelain teeth in order to create the most natural appearance possible, while still preventing neighboring teeth from shifting and affecting your bite.
Furthermore, dentures can make it easier to manage your diet and speak to your friends and family. The dentists at MOD Squad Dental work hard to create a fully customized denture that fits your mouth exactly, providing optimal comfort and function. As you get comfortable wearing your denture, you’ll be able to follow up with our dentists to ensure that it’s fitting properly in the long-term.
Schedule an appointment with our dentists to begin rebuilding your smile!
Unlike other tooth replacement options, dental implants open an entirely new door of possibilities for patients. By replacing the root and not just the crown visible in your smile, you get far more than the basic benefits of replacing teeth. Dental implants work to stimulate bone and restore blood flow, therefore allowing you to maintain your fullest biting force possible and prevent changes to your facial shape. Plus, you get a solution that is proven to last at least 25 years when properly cared for. In many cases, they can even last a lifetime thanks to their durability and longevity.
More and more people are candidates for dental implants than ever before. During your consultation, our dentists will make sure that you’re eligible for implants. This process gives them the chance to confirm that no dental disease is present and if so, get it handled prior to treatment. As long as you have enough healthy jaw bone, implants are often a viable solution to tooth loss.
For many patients, the mere mention of “root canal” may be enough to send them scrambling for cover. Here in San Diego, let our dental team soothe your fears. Despite an unfairly bad reputation, the truth is that root canal therapy is actually a fairly comfortable and incredibly successful procedure that can restore health to a badly decayed tooth. In fact, our team may be able to save it from the threat of extraction and help you maintain your natural smile. Feel free to contact MOD Squad Dental today if you have any questions about our available services, or if you’re ready to schedule an appointment with Dr. Greg Friedman.
During the root canal procedure, Dr. Friedman will carefully access the inner chamber of your tooth, removing diseased pulp and bacteria. After replacing it with a safe substance and sealing the tooth shut again to prevent further instances of infection, we’ll place a custom dental crown as the finishing touch, restoring the tooth’s health and shape.
Smile Makeovers in Scripps Ranch
Our greatest joy is seeing our smile makeover patients' lives changed by something as basic as an improved appearance. Whether we realize it or not, our confidence in our smiles is directly related to the level of confidence we project to the world. Patients who came in our doors close-lipped have walked out after a smile makeover smiling and beaming all the way home. Visit our smile gallery to see examples of the transformations we've created for people just like you!
This patient has been coming to see Dr. Friedman for a long time. He was ready to make a change in his smile. After consulting with Dr. Friedman, they decided that placing eight porcelain veneers was ideal to enhance his smile. After two short visits, the results were amazing!