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,

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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