Missing a tooth? A dental implant may be in your future!

Ah, childhood…when we lost our baby teeth and happily anticipated a visit from the Tooth Fairy! But if you are an adult who is missing one or more teeth, it is unlikely you are smiling.

Teeth can be lost by trauma or athletic injury or because of gum disease, infection or decay…the results of a lifetime of poor dental habits. Occasionally, teeth are absent at birth.

Dental implants are one solution to missing teeth. Implants have been around many years. But the dental implants of today aren’t your grandfather’s implants.

Dental implants are a perfect solution for:

  • Missing teeth which may be affecting your personal relationships and the quality of your life.
  • Old crowns or bridges that need to be replaced due to inflammation, pain or bad breath.
  • Loose and slipping dentures which are embarrassing and make it difficult to eat and embarrassing to smile.

How do they work?

Your implant begins with a strong metal post made of titanium or other strong metal that doesn’t rust or bend and functions like the root of your tooth. The post is surgically positioned in your jawbone beneath the gum line. It bonds with the bone where the tooth is missing, and provides a sturdy support for your custom-made crown.

  • An implant won’t come loose like dentures can and they don’t have to be anchored to other teeth like bridges.
  • Implants don’t decay! They feel, look and function like real teeth. But you must take good care of them by flossing, brushing and visiting our office regularly.

We look forward to meeting youschedule a consultation!

At your consultation, we will take x-rays, carefully examine your teeth and determine if you have healthy gums and adequate bone to support an implant. If your bone it too thin or soft, you may require a bone graft. You must also be in good, general health.

Let us provide you with a long-term solution, restore your self-confidence and put your worries about your missing teeth to rest.

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Covid-19 (Corona) Virus

Dear valued patients of Williams Lake Smiles,

We hope this finds all our patients and friends healthy and well as summer is supposed to be arriving! Fingers crossed that we will see some sunshine in the Cariboo soon!

Our clinic staff have been working hard through this "new normal" of COVID-19 and ensuring that our clinic is exceeding the regulations to create the most safe and comfortable environment for all our patients. In the field of dentistry, we have always been experts in infection control. Now we are establishing a modified workflow to go above and beyond in this endeavor.

We are starting to resume some scheduling of more routine procedures as well as emergency care at this time. Please feel free to contact our office if you have any questions about our current protocols or would like to schedule care.

Please respect our measures we are taking to ensure physical distancing within our office. This includes completing the COVID-19 prescreening form that is emailed to you before each appointment. We are also continuing to limit our waiting room to one person at a time and having patients complete payments and scheduling in their treatment room before exiting through the side door. This allows us to prevent interaction between patients whenever possible.

You may also find that we are slightly less flexible in our available appointment times for now as we are managing these new measures. We need to consider the amount of patients within our clinic at any time as well as stagger our patient entry and exit times.

Please be patient and kind as we all adjust to this protocol that is in place for the safety of all of us.

Take a few minutes to watch and share our latest instalment of Dr Wassenaar's appearance on the television program "The Wellness Hour". This interview outlines a lot of what we are doing to make sure that our patients have the utmost confidence and comfort in visiting Williams Lake Smiles at all times.

https://youtu.be/16Mdc2RF6Cw

Our first TV interview has enjoyed 860,000 views with world-wide sharing. We would love to hear your feedback.

We look forward to seeing you in our office soon.

Sincerely,

Dr Rudy Wassenaar

Dr Sophia Dahai

And all the Williams Lake Smiles team


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