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!

June is here and hopefully, more summer weather is headed our way!

We are feeling excited and optimistic about the months to come as it appears that there is some positive easing of restrictions in British Columbia. Our team hopes this means that you will be able to slowly begin to see loved ones and move around a little bit more. Good news for us all!

In our office, your health and safety is still our utmost concern so we would like to update you and review our current protocols.

We are happy to be able to move from our online covid pre-screening forms to a verbal questionnaire. This means that you will no longer be required to do the online covid form before every appointment.
For the continued health and safety of all, we ask that you do not attend our office if you feel unwell at all or have traveled outside of the country within the past 14 days. We will ask you covid screening questions on the phone, at the time of scheduling appointments, and then again at the time of your arrival in our office. Mask wear is still mandatory for anyone entering our office. Your temperature will still be taken, shoe coverings provided and we will have you use hand sanitizer upon check-in at the door.

We will still be doing all we can to limit the amount of people in the office at one time and who you come into contact with while you are here.
We ask that you do not arrive too far ahead or drop off family members early for scheduled appointments. If our waiting room is full, we may ask you to remain in your vehicle and we can call you in as soon as we are ready. Please do not bring any extra people with you into the office. No spouses, children or siblings can accompany you to your appointment in the office.
We will continue with all other enhanced safety protocols to ensure that the health of our patients and staff team are our first priority and allow us to continue to provide you with our full range of exceptional dental care.

The Williams Lake Smiles team thanks to our amazing patients and friends for their ongoing patience and support through these unprecedented times of the past year and moving forward.
We appreciate your trust in us to help you be the healthiest you can be!

Please contact us with any questions or to schedule any of your dental needs.

Sincerely,

Dr. Rudy Wassenaar and the team at Williams Lake Smiles


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