Greg Friedman DMD
Call (858) 547-0070 10755 Scripps Poway Pkwy, Suite K
San Diego, CA 92131

November 14, 2014

Porcelain Veneers for a Picture Perfect Smile

100047604Everyone 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.

November 13, 2014

Porcelain Veneers-Featured Smile of the Week-MOD Squad Dental

b.a.u.8.frenWhen this patient was ready for her smile make-over she knew exactly who she wanted for her dentist because Dr. Friedman has already restored the smile of her grandmother, uncle, and other family members.  This patient did not particularly like her smile and wanted the space closed between her front two teeth.  This patient also had a very strong muscle (frenum) that caused her front two teeth to separate and restricted her upper lip from raising when she smiled.

During her complimentary smile consultation, Dr. Friedman discussed braces with a surgical procedure (frenectomy) to release the muscle above her two front teeth.  The patient and mother were not interested in braces and wanted porcelain for her smile.  Dr. Friedman completed the frenectomy along with miner gingivectomy (removal of extra gum tissue), and placed upper 8 porcelain veneers giving the patient a natural beautiful smile.

“I love my new smile and how it makes me look and feel.  Thanks Doc Greg”~Soleil

If you are interested in the many possibilities of cosmetic dentistry, phone Jess today 858-547-0070 to reserve your complimentary consultation including before and after smile imaging.

October 28, 2014

Scripps Ranch Root Canal Therapy

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Scripps Ranch Root Canal Therapy

For most people, the mere thought of a root canal conjures up feelings of discomfort. These feelings, however, pale in comparison to the pain caused when a tooth’s root is infected or succumbing to the effects of severe decay. Then, root canal therapy, or endodontic treatment, can be a tremendous relief. At Mod Squad Dental in San Diego, CA, our dentists can perform a painless root canal to save your tooth and leave you pain-free.

Signs and Symptoms of Tooth Root Trouble

Root damage can occur as a result of serious decay, a deep chip or crack in the tooth, or a hard hit to the face. While there are cases when a patient experiences no symptoms to indicate a root canal is necessary, most of the time there are obvious signs and symptoms. These include:

  • Severe tooth pain when chewing, so much so that you may avoid chewing on that side of your mouth
  • Tender and swollen gum tissue around the tooth
  • Sensitivity to hot and cold
  • A change in the tooth’s color, specifically a darker appearance

If any of these symptoms are present, then decay or infection inside the root of a tooth may be indicated. A root canal is the procedure whereby this decay and infection are eliminated. Your dentist at Mod Squad Dental will remove the soft pulp inside your tooth that contains nerve, blood and soft tissue. Once removed, the inside of the root is thoroughly cleaned and sealed from further decay and infection. Usually, the tooth will then need a dental crown for protection.

Schedule an Appointment Today

If you are experiencing any of the symptoms mentioned above, then a root canal may be the solution. Call the office of Mod Squad Dental in San Diego, CA, today. Our dentists and staff are ready to help you with a painless root canal, so you can go about your day pain-free. We conveniently serve patients in Rancho Pensaquitas, Poway, Scripps Ranch and the surrounding areas, too.

 

Featured Smile of the Week…MOD Squad Dental

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Check out this little cutie…. Dr. Friedman placed her in upper and lower braces for about 18 months giving her a wider, straighter smile.  We love seeing our patients grow up in the practice.  She has become a beautiful young women inside and out.

If you are wondering if or when your children need braces, phone Jess today for your complimentary orthodontic consultation.  858-547-0070

 

 

October 21, 2014

Featured Smile of the Week-MOD Squad Dental

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Featured Smile of the Week by MOD Squad Dental-Dr. Greg Friedman

We usually post our featured smile of the week on Thursday but we were just so excited for this patient, we decided to share a little early.  This patient visited with Dr. Friedman asking for a more mature, straighter, & larger smile.  After whitening the patients teeth with our Zoom whitening process, Dr. Friedman placed upper 6 porcelain veneers creating an amazing smile.

If you are interested in your dental cosmetic options, phone Jess today 858-547-0070 for your complimentary consultation with digital imaging photos.

 

October 16, 2014

Featured Smile of The Week-MOD Squad Dental

L.B.b.a.braces.8This patient visited MOD Squad Dental interested in a straighter, whiter smile.  Dr. Friedman suggested upper and lower 6 month braces and the in-office whitening procedure, Zoom.  After six months in braces and a 90 minute Zoom whitening process….this patient could not be more thrilled.  Just look at that smile!!!

If you are interested in cosmetic dentistry and all of your many options, phone call Jess today to reserve your complimentary consultation.  858-547-0070

October 14, 2014

Enjoy the Benefits of Straight Teeth with Invisalign® in San Diego, CA

invisalignSo, you’ve decided that you want to have straight teeth. Good for you! What you don’t want, however, is the appearance and hassle of metal braces and brackets. Whether you are an adult with a professional reputation to consider or a teen who just plain doesn’t like the look of metal braces, you shouldn’t have to compromise. Not to worry, because with Invisalign aligners from Mod Squad Dental in San Diego, CA, you can have braces that are virtually invisible.

Invisalign aligners are made of clear, PBA-free plastic that fit smoothly and snugly over your teeth. With no sharp wires or brackets, there’s nothing to poke or irritate the inside of your cheeks or your gums. And best of all, Invisalign—as the name implies—are all but invisible to people who see you when you are wearing them.

The Steps to Straight Teeth with Invisalign

First, you and your dentist at Mod Squad Dental will meet to discuss your smile goals and how Invisalign can help. Then, your dentist will develop a treatment plan based on x-rays, pictures and an impression of your teeth. This plan will allow you to see how your teeth will move during the course of treatment and even how your teeth will look when the plan is completed.

Of course, your role in the plan is to wear your custom-designed Invisalign aligners for a majority of the day. You’ll remove them only to eat or to brush and floss your teeth. Approximately every two weeks you’ll begin wearing a new set of aligners. Gradually, as you progress through the sets, you’ll begin to see your teeth move into their proper position. Regular check-ups at Mod Squad Dental will be scheduled, and soon you’ll have the smile you’ve always wanted!

Call Our Office Today

If you would like to learn more about Invisalign aligners, then call the Mod Squad Dental office today in San Diego, CA. Our office also conveniently serves patients in Scripps Ranch, Rancho Pensaquitas, Poway and the surrounding areas.

September 30, 2014

MOD Squad Dental-Featured Smile of the Week

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This patient is such a doll.  She visited MOD Squad Dental wanting just a minor adjustment to her smile.  She thought her teeth were not that bad but was ready to invest in braces to make them straighter.  Dr. Friedman discussed an advanced orthodontic system, Six Month Braces, with the patient.  She was excited to hear she could straighter her teeth in only six months.  Six months from placement of her braces, her braces were removed and the patient could not be happier.

With her cute accent she shares, “The entire team is very kind, friendly and professional.The office environment is focused on providing the patients the most comfortable experience.  Dr.Greg Friedman is the most talented dentist in San Diego.  My family and I are very fortunate to have found such an amazing dentist.”

If you or someone you know is interested in six month braces, phone Jess today, 858-547-0070 for your complimentary consultation.

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September 23, 2014

Scripps Ranch Dentist-MOD Squad Dental-Featured Smile of the Week

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Do you think your teeth are “too small”?  This patient visited our office wanting his laterals (teeth next to his two front teeth) to be larger and match the rest of his smile.  During his complimentary consultation, Dr. Friedman discussed placing a porcelain veneer on his laterals matching the rest of his teeth and his smile.  Dr. Friedman placed 2 prep-less porcelain veneers not smoothing or prepping his existing laterals.  What a great smile!

If you or someone you know is interested in cosmetic dentistry, phone Jess today and reserve your complimentary consultation.  858-547-0070

September 22, 2014

Implant-Retained Dentures in San Diego, CA: Enjoy a Complete Smile with Dental Implants

134124545It 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.

Implant-Retained Dentures

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.

Reserve Your Visit Today

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.

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10755 Scripps Poway Pkwy Suite K, San Diego, CA 92131 USA
Dr. Greg Freidman Dr. Greg Friedman at Mod Squad Dental in San Diego, CA combines state-of-the-art general and cosmetic dentistry. (858) 547-0070 smile@modsquaddental.com