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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

Removable Dentures

YOUR FULL-ARCH REPLACEMENT OPTIONS

While no one intends to lose all of their teeth, it happens more than you may think. If you already wear removable dentures, you understand the challenges that they may cause to everyday tasks. If you hate your dentures now, you’ll hate them even more the longer you wear them.  Dr. Wassenaar understands that his patients are regular folks, and everyone deserves to be able to smile. Affording to replace your old dentures with fixed implant dentures may not be in your budget right now – That’s why we offer segmented treatment options. Segmented treatment means you get your implants gradually, as you can afford to. Dr. Wassenaar starts with two small implants in the front to hold your dentures in place. While this is not the most ideal for implant dentures, it allows you to have much more control. Later, implants are placed in the molar region to give much more stability. See below for these options.

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Two Implant Denture Support

FIRST STEP IN SECURING YOUR DENTURES

By placing two dental implants in the front, this patient’s lower dentures are much more secure than before. This is also an excellent starting point for those who do not have the budget right now to get 4 implants placed. These implants are used to snap on a removable prosthetic and help keep the lower denture in place. Ideally, this patient will return and have two more implants placed in the back as well for optimal stability.

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Three Implant Denture Support

NEXT LEVEL OF DENTURE SUPPORT

With three implants, we would enjoy more stability compared to only two implants. Another advantage is that the three implants combined would shoulder the same chewing force as only two implants combined.

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LESSEN THE IMPLANT LOAD

By connecting the three individual implants with a titanium bar we can build more retentive features which will give you more stability. The bar will lessen the load on the implants compared to having three sperate implants. The denture will be more stable and the chance of overloading the implants is lessened.

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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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