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Welcome To By The Sea Dentistry!

By the Sea Dentistry! Serving residents in Somers Point, Ocean City, Linwood, Northfield and Egg Harbor Township New Jersey, Dr. Christoph Michel and his staff provide a wide range of personalized dental services in a warm, friendly atmosphere. Whether you are looking to maintain healthy teeth and gums or to create a perfect smile through cosmetic dentistry, we do it all.

We believe it is important to prevent problems before they start, guiding our patients to optimal oral health through patient education and regular checkups.

We also offer many treatments to correct a wide variety of problems including single visit root canals, crowns and bridges, extractions, dentures, and implants. Our patients also like to take advantage of our numerous cosmetic procedures like tooth whitening, porcelain veneers, and Invisalign.  Read more →

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  • Implants


    A dental implant is a “root” device, usually made of titanium, used in dentistry to support restorations that resemble a tooth or group of teeth to replace missing teeth. Virtually all dental implants placed today are root-form endosseous implants, i.e., they appear similar to an actual tooth root (and thus possess a “root-form”) and are… READ MORE

  • Crowns


    A crown is a type of dental restoration which completely caps or encircles a tooth or dental implant. Crowns can also improve the strength or appearance of teeth. Crowns are needed when a large cavity threatens the ongoing health of a tooth, when a tooth has broken or when a tooth has had a root canal. They are typically… READ MORE

  • Single Visit Root Canals

    Single Visit Root Canals

    Root canal therapy, colloquially root canal, is a sequence of treatment for the pulp of a tooth which results in the elimination of infection and protection of the decontaminated tooth from future microbial invasion. This set of procedures is commonly referred to as a “root canal.” Root canals and their associated pulp chamber are the… READ MORE

  • Bridges


    A bridge is a fixed dental restoration used to replace a missing tooth by joining an artificial tooth permanently to adjacent teeth or dental implants. Types of bridges may vary, depending upon how they are fabricated and the way they anchor to the adjacent teeth. Conventionally, bridges are made using the indirect method of restoration. READ MORE

  • Extractions


    A dental extraction (also referred to as exodontia) is the removal of a tooth from the mouth. Extractions are performed for a wide variety of reasons, including tooth decay that has destroyed enough tooth structure to render the tooth non-restorable. Extractions of impacted or problematic wisdom teeth are routinely performed, as are extractions of some… READ MORE

  • Porcelain Veneers

    Porcelain Veneers

    In dentistry, a veneer is a thin layer of material placed over a tooth, either to improve the aesthetics of a tooth or to protect a damage to a tooth’s surface. There are two main types of material used to fabricate a veneer: composite and dental porcelain. A composite veneer may be directly placed… READ MORE

  • Dentures


    Dentures, also known as false teeth, are prosthetic devices constructed to replace missing teeth; they are supported by the surrounding soft and hard tissues of the oral cavity. Conventional dentures are removable. However, there are many different denture designs, some which rely on bonding or clasping onto teeth or dental implants. There are two main… READ MORE

  • Partials


    Partial denture (RPD) is for a partially edentulous dental patient who desires to have replacement teeth for functional or aesthetic reasons, and who cannot have a bridge (a fixed partial denture) for any number of reasons, such as a lack of required teeth to serve as support for a bridge (i.e. distal abutments) or due… READ MORE

  • Digital X-Rays (low exposure)

    Digital X-Rays (low exposure)

    Digital X-ray Radiogrammetry (DXR) is a method for measuring bone mineral density (BMD). Digital X-ray radiogrammetry is based on the old technique of radiogrammetry. In DXR the cortical thickness of the three middle metacarpal bones in the hand is measured in a digital X-ray image by a computer and is through a geometrical operation converted…READ MORE

  • Hygiene Cleaning Visits

    Hygiene Cleaning Visits

    Dentists also encourage prevention of oral diseases through proper hygiene and regular, twice yearly, checkups for professional cleaning and evaluation. Conditions in the oral cavity may be indicative of systemic diseases such as osteoporosis, diabetes, or cancer. Many studies have also shown that gum disease is associated with an increased risk of diabetes,…. READ MORE

  • Comprehensive Dental Exams

    Comprehensive Dental Exams

    We provide a broad array of preventive and treatment services. Our comprehensive dental exams include preventative screenings, diagnostic treatments, digital x-rays, and full teeth cleanings. READ MORE

  • Emergency Exams

    Emergency Exams

    We are here for you in your time of dental need. No matter what the day or time, if you have a dental emergency, we can help! READ MORE

  • Dental Sealants

    Dental Sealants

    Dental sealants are a dental treatment consisting of applying a plastic material to one or more teeth, for the purpose of preventing dental caries (cavities) or other forms of tooth decay. READ MORE

  • Fluoride Treatments

    Fluoride Treatments

    Fluoride therapy is the delivery of fluoride to the teeth topically or systemically in order to prevent tooth decay (dental caries) which results in cavities. Most commonly, fluoride is applied topically to the teeth using gels, varnishes, toothpaste/dentifrices or mouth rinse. Systemic delivery involves fluoride supplementation using water, salt, tablets or drops which are swallowed. READ MORE

  • Periodontal Exams

    Periodontal Exams

    Periodontology or Periodontics is the specialty of dentistry that studies supporting structures of teeth, diseases, and conditions that affect them. The supporting tissues are known as the periodontium, which includes the gingiva (gums), alveolar bone, cementum, and the periodontal ligament. READ MORE



    Invisalign is a proprietary method of orthodontic treatment which uses a series of clear, removable teeth aligners used as an alternative to traditional metal dental braces. READ MORE

  • Scaling and Root Planning

    Scaling and Root Planning

    Scaling and root planing, otherwise known as conventional periodontal therapy, non-surgical periodontal therapy, or deep cleaning, is the process of removing or eliminating the etiologic agents – dental plaque, its products, and calculus – which cause inflammation, thus helping to establish a periodontium that is free of disease. READ MORE

  • Oral Cancer Screenings

    Oral Cancer Screenings

    Our conventional oral screening exam includes looking inside your mouth for any lesions that might be visible to the naked eye and feeling your neck for any suspicious bumps. We can also use a special scope to see beneath the surface to detect potentially dangerous growths we might have otherwise missed. This exam takes about… READ MORE

  • Custom Whitening Trays

    Custom Whitening Trays

    Dental bleaching, also known as tooth whitening is a common procedure in general dentistry . According to the FDA, whitening restores natural tooth color and bleaching whitens beyond the natural color. There are many methods available. One option is the use of custom bleaching trays in which we will take a mold of your teeth… READ MORE

  • In-office Whitening

    In-office Whitening

    The quickest, easiest way to effectively whiten your teeth is in-office treatment for approximately one hour with Easy White Pro. This is an in-office system that has variable intensity setting so each treatment can be customized to maximize patient comfort. The system has a decreased incidence of sensitivity issues. This dentist-supervised, in-office procedure is safe, effective and clinically proven to…READ MORE

  • Night Guards

    Night Guards

    A mouthguard is a protective device for the mouth that covers the teeth and gums to prevent and reduce injury to the teeth, arches, lips and gums. A mouthguard is most often used to prevent injury in contact sports, as a treatment for bruxism or TMD, or as part of certain dental procedures,… READ MORE

  • Full Mouth Restorations

    Full Mouth Restorations

    A dental restoration or dental filling is a dental restorative material used to restore the function, integrity and morphology of missing tooth structure. The structural loss typically results from caries or external trauma. It is also lost intentionally during tooth preparation to improve the aesthetics or the physical integrity of the intended restorative material. READ MORE

  • Bone Grafting

    Bone Grafting

    Bone grafting is a surgical procedure that replaces missing bone. They are placed in order to repair bone fractures that are extremely complex, pose a significant health risk to the patient, or fail to heal properly. They are often used to ensure the success of an implant placement. Bone generally has the ability to regenerate READ MORE

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