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DENTAL IMPLANTS

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FIXED & REMOVABLE DENTURES

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CROWNS & VENEERS

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ORTHODONTICS

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COMBINATION TREATMENTS

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GALLERY OVERVIEW

Single-Tooth Anterior Implant

Dental Implants Before and After:

MATCHING TO NATURAL POSITION OF OTHER TEETH

A 30-year-old man who leads a very active lifestyle with mountain biking, wild water canoeing, winter sports and anything adventurous. Unfortunately, he had an accident causing him to lose his front tooth. We removed the tooth, set it aside and did a bone graft procedure to build up the bone for future implant placement. We then bonded this tooth back in and glued it to the adjacent teeth at the end of the procedure. So he walked out with the same tooth we extracted. After a healing period of about 3 months, we placed the implant and three months later we placed a dental crown. Since he wanted an appearance that was natural, not “perfect” crown at the same slant his tooth was before.

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single tooth implant after

Multiple Teeth Front Implants

Dental Implants Before and After:

TEETH MISSING SINCE BIRTH

This young lady was unfortunate enough to never had these two front teeth form. As a result, there was a major disfigurement in her smile. She went through 2 years of orthodontic treatment to distribute and to create space on both sides for dental implant placement. Since there were never any teeth here before, there also was no bone to support the implants. We then did a bone graft procedure on both sides and added bone we took from the lower jaw. The implants and bone graft were a total success in when we placed them in 2006 and are still doing amazing to this day.

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lateral implants after

Dental Implant Bridge

Dental Implants Before and After:

TEETH FAILED AFTER ACCIDENT

This patient had an accident years ago and never had the opportunity to take care of it. These teeth were failing now and had to be removed. He dreaded the prospect having to deal with a denture of any kind and preferred something fixed. Replacing three missing teeth would leave us with a very long span which would need three teeth support on each side. The lifespan of long bridges is compromised compared to a bridge replacing only one tooth. Essentially it would be a six tooth solution to a three-tooth problem which probably would develop more problems leading to more tooth loss in the future. It was explained to him that he could have a fixed solution without traumatizing 6 other healthy teeth in the process. Our solution was 2 implants with a bridge part on either side of the implants to give him the support he needed without compromising other teeth.

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dental implant bridge after 1

Dental Implants At 75

GRAHAM KELSEY’S STORY

“ As you get older, you want less trouble in your life “

Graham’s Testimonial
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"Over the past eight years, you have replaced four of my teeth with implants. For me, the results have been excellent. I wish implant technology had been available thirty or forty years ago. Now that it is, I can unhesitatingly recommend it, even for one who is closer to eighty than seventy."

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Covid-19 (Corona) Virus

Dear valued patients of Williams Lake Smiles,

Greetings to patients and friends of Williams Lake Smiles!

COVID Patient Protocol

Our staff at Williams Lake Smiles are following careful safety protocol to keep our patients, team, and community safe at all times.

There are a few things that we are asking of you, our patients, as well:

-Please do not arrive early for your appointment time as we may not be able to accommodate you in our waiting room area. We are doing our best to limit your contact with others during your time in our clinic. If we are running ahead of schedule, we will call you to come in sooner.

-Due to our small waiting area, please do not bring any extra family members with you to your scheduled appointment.

-When you do arrive for your scheduled time, please wait in the front boot room for direction from a member of our team for entry protocol. If there is already another person in that boot room, please wait outside the front door until one of our team members can bring you in and allow appropriate social
distancing.

-We are not currently allowing anybody in the office unless you have a scheduled appointment time. Please call or email the office if you would like to book an appointment or have questions about upcoming appointments,  treatment, or billing.

-All people entering the clinic must wear a mask as per the current mandate from the BC provincial health minister (August 25, 2021).

-Upon arrival for your scheduled appointment, we will go through a verbal COVID screening questionnaire, take your temperature, and have you use hand sanitizer before entering the waiting room or treatment areas.


Thank you for your continued patience as we navigate through the changing protocols, heavy workloads, and COVID limitations.

Sincerely,

Dr. Rudy Wassenaar and the team at Williams Lake Smiles


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