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Digital Smile Design & Technology

At Oceanfront Dental, the technology we use, including dental lasers, digital X-rays, and intraoral scanners, helps us provide patients with optimal dental care. 

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Digital Smile Design

What makes cosmetic dentistry so challenging is planning and executing it all — creating a smile that looks natural, while respecting the biology of your teeth, gums, bone, and the proportions of the face.

Digital Smile Design involves using photos and videos in a software program to create an ideal smile, taking into consideration size, shape, position, and proportion.

From there, we can create a digital wax-up — an ideal smile based on various aesthetic principles. Once we have this digital wax-up, we can print it with a 3D printer and transfer it to your mouth, allowing you to test-drive the smile to see how it looks and feels.

Virtual Consultations & Care

Meet with Dr. Seddon from the comfort of your own home. We offer virtual consultations as well as Invisalign care for patients who are not easily able to get to our clinic. With these consultations, you can discuss your concerns and dental health goals with Dr. Seddon remotely. 

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Technologies at Our Dental Clinic

The technology we use at Oceanfront Dental aids in treatment planning and should make your dental appointments run more smoothly. We can show you any issues in your mouth and walk you through your treatment plan because we can display digital images on the monitors in our treatment rooms.

  • Digital X-Rays

    Instead of traditional photographic X-ray film, digital X-rays use digital sensors. They generate highly detailed computer images of teeth and gums, as well as other oral structures and conditions, allowing your dentist to examine parts of your mouth that are not visible to the naked eye.

  • Panoramic X-Rays

    Panoramic X-rays give your dentist the ability to create a single image of your entire mouth. This image is a flat representation of the teeth, upper and lower jaws, temporomandibular joints (TMJ), nasal and sinus structures. Panoramic X-rays are frequently used to aid in the planning of treatments for dentures, braces, extractions, and implants.

  • Dental Lasers

    In dentistry, lasers (focused light beams) can be used in a variety of soft and hard tissue procedures. They allow our dentists to perform dental procedures with less pain and fewer medical interventions. At Oceanfront Dental, our dentists use lasers to remove overgrown or decayed tissue, to reshape the gums, to harden dental restorations quickly, and to whiten teeth.

  • CEREC Same-Day Restorations

    CEREC® (Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics) is a system that allows for the fabrication and placement of ceramic dental crowns in a single appointment. 

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  • 3D Printing

    Our dental team uses 3D printing technologies to make things like oral appliances and surgical guides. 

    Our 3D printer can also print 3D prototypes for digital smile designs, allowing patients to see their final smiles to ensure more accurate results.

  • Dental Microscopes

    A dental microscope can provide 400x more visual accuracy and 100x the visual information. This improved accuracy can help dentists prevent damage to teeth and the connecting tissues during various kinds of dental treatments and surgeries. They can also help pinpoint even the smallest cracks so they can be treated quickly.

  • iTero 3D Scanner

    The iTero® intraoral scanner takes accurate, 3D impressions of your bite. It allows us to plan your dental treatment in real-time, store data digitally, and create Invisalign clear aligners

  • Intraoral Scanners

    Intraoral scanners generate digital dental impressions as an alternative to messy and time-consuming traditional dental impressions. Within minutes, your dentist will take a digital image of your teeth using an optical scanning wand. This device allows your dentist to collect precise data in order to create digital replicas of your mouth's hard and soft tissues.

  • Oral Cancer Screening Device

    The VELscope® is an oral cancer screening device that aids dentists in the detection of abnormalities and diseases in the mouth, such as cancerous and precancerous lesions. It takes about two minutes to perform using fluorescence visualisation technology in your dentist's office during routine exams and under normal lighting conditions.

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New Patients Always Welcome

Looking for a dentist in Vancouver or a second opinion? We're accepting new patients at our dental clinic! Contact us today to get started. 

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