Repair your Smile
A gum graft is necessary if you have gum disease. Severe Periodontal Disease, if left untreated will damage gums, which could lead to tooth loss. Ocean Front Dental recommends the pinhole surgery for periodontal disease as it is much less invasive with very little, if any, downtime.
Broken tooth? Missing tooth? Broken crown? Toothache? Feel free to contact us if you have a dental emergency. We will do our best to get you in within the same day to get you out of pain or resolve your cosmetic issue.
Same-Day Crowns – Cerec
With our state of the art Cerec scanner and milling machine, we are able to offer patients lab-quality crowns in one day. Instead of waiting a week for a lab to craft your crown, we can prepare your tooth and cement your new dental crown in one appointment. You can walk out with a brand new crown and not have to deal with the hassle of a temporary crown. The material is the same as what you would find from a lab, as we use only the best materials that dentistry has to offer.
Since this appointment would involve the preparation of the tooth, fabrication of the dental crown, and final cementation; please expect to be there for 1.5-2.5 hours. We’ll be sure to make it as relaxing as we can for you. If you are interested, you are welcome to watch the design and creation of the dental crown – it is truly fascinating to see how far technology has come.
Keep in mind that this procedure/technology is one of the many tools that Dr. Seddon has in his toolbox to care for your teeth. That means that if he believes a lab-made crown is more ideal for your clinical situation, then he will certainly do that for you.
TMJ Disorder Treatment
TMD is known as Temporomandibular Disorder, which is defined as pain and dysfunction of the muscles that move the jaw and the jaw joint itself. This means that TMD can be either muscle and/or joint-related. Most of the time, this is a muscle issue, which is fantastic because it can be treated by Dr. Seddon through conservative dental procedures based on how the teeth come together, also known as occlusion.
Treatment involves a comprehensive assessment of the medical history, dental history, joints, muscles, jaw movements, and teeth. Once Dr. Seddon completes the clinical exam, you may be asked to wear an acrylic deprogramming device for a few weeks to help determine your functional risk and diagnosis.
Dr. Seddon is a member of the Canadian Academy of Restorative Dentistry, the American Equilibration Society. He spent years with the Vancouver-based FOCUS study club and is now a mentor with the Kois Institute in Seattle, Washington. If you are suffering from headaches, joint pain, clicks, locking, popping, or biting issues, do not hesitate to contact our office for a comprehensive assessment.Contact Us