Cosmetic Dentistry

Beautiful Smiles by Dr. Wassenaar

Aside from having healthy, functional teeth, we also want to have an attractive smile. Here at Williams Lake Smiles, we can help you achieve the beautiful smile you have always wanted through various modern cosmetic dentistry procedures. You can now greatly improve your smile with our quick, affordable, and painless procedures!

FAWN’S REVIEW OF COSMETIC DENTISTRY

WHAT CAN COSMETIC DENTAL TREATMENTS DO?

  • Correct the size, shape, as well as the alignment of several teeth or the entire smile
  • Correct or improve bad bites
  • Fill unattractive gaps in between teeth
  • Lighten or brighten the shade of the teeth
  • Replace teeth that have gone missing
  • Repair dental damage, such as decay, cracks or chips in teeth
  • Replace existing dental appliances that have surrendered to wear and tear

WHAT CAUSES DISCOLORED TEETH?

The discoloration of teeth is a normal part of aging. As we age, the wearing down of the dental enamel contributes to the dull appearance of the teeth. However, there are also other factors that cause teeth discoloration, which include smoking or excessive drinking of tea or coffee. Certain medications, specifically some antibiotics, also cause teeth discoloration. With teeth whitening procedures or the use of veneers, you can have a brighter smile in no time.

WHAT COSMETIC DENTISTRY PROCEDURE CAN ADDRESS MISSING TEETH?

The application of dentures may not be a cosmetic dentistry procedure, but they greatly provide aesthetic benefits for the patient missing all or some of their teeth. If the patient has only lost a tooth or two, dental implants or bridges may be an option for him or her. During your consultation with Dr. Wassenaar, you will be provided with treatment options that are appropriate for your condition.

WILL I UNDERGO SEDATION DURING COSMETIC DENTISTRY PROCEDURES?

Usually, the patient will undergo dental sedation during a cosmetic dentistry procedure, yet the level of its usage greatly depends upon several factors, which include one’s health status and medical history, the cosmetic dentistry procedure performed, as well as the facility’s familiarity with the sedation modalities.

WHAT PROCEDURES WILL I UNDERGO IF I WANT A SMILE MAKEOVER?

Veneers are typically used to achieve a smile makeover. However, Dr. Wassenaar will still recommend other options for your specific condition. This may involve other cosmetic dentistry procedures like teeth whitening, dental crowns, inlays and onlays, or composite bonding.

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Covid-19 (Corona) Virus

                                                                     

                   

Our team at Williams Lake Smiles is excited to have the opportunity to welcome you back soon! Dr. Wassenaar, Dr. Dahia and the whole Williams Lake Smiles team appreciate your continued support and understanding as we continue to move through this difficult time

We are gradually reopening in the safest way to ensure that we take all precautions to keep both our patients and our staff healthy.

At this time, we are focusing on addressing emergency needs for our patients. Full dental services, including hygiene care, will be introduced gradually with priority booking to the patients that were delayed treatment during our time of closure. We will be contacting our patients to reschedule these procedures in the coming weeks.

Our office has always utilized personal protective equipment (PPE) that has exceeded all the recommended guidelines. We consciously designed our office with well-spaced, separate treatment rooms that allow minimization of aerosol transfer throughout the office. We have also added a brand new HEPA air management system to allow continuous air filtration in all treatment rooms and common areas to remove germs from circulating air. This puts us in a good position moving forward. However, in consideration of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic we have instituted additional guidelines and protocols to ensure your safety and that of our team.

Upon returning to Williams Lake Smiles you will notice our new enhanced precautions:

-When you are scheduling an appointment, our staff will ask you a set of health-related questions.

-You will be contacted 48-72 hours prior to your appointment via email and asked a set of pre-appointment instructions and health-related questions. It is required that you complete this questionnaire prior to your appointment. We will have to reschedule your appointment if we are unable to complete this step. Please also give our administrative staff all the necessary personal contact information to expedite our communications with you and your family.

-We have implemented new protocol for scheduling your appointments and managing your insurance and financial transactions virtually to allow for a contactless exit from your appointment.

-There will be new arrival procedures to guide you from your car directly to treatment rooms to eliminate contacting surfaces and other patients.

-You will be asked the above screening questions again on your arrival to your appointment.

-Your temperature will be taken on arrival. Again, we will have to reschedule your appointment if your temperature is elevated.

-You will be asked to put on the provided shoe covers and disinfect your hands upon arrival.

-All non-essential companions will be asked to remain outside of the clinic during the appointment. This includes friends, spouses, drivers, parents, and other children.

-We will maintain social distancing in the reception area for essential caregivers and parents of minors if they absolutely cannot wait in a vehicle or outside the clinic.

-We have removed magazines and other items that can harbor or transfer germs of any kind

-Glass barriers have been added in our reception area

-We have enhanced clinic disinfection procedures before and after all appointments.

-You will see new personal protection equipment like visors, gowns, and different masks for our doctors and team to provide barriers against the smallest of germs.

-We have protocols to reduce or eliminate airborne aerosols during all dental procedures.

-We have enhanced continuous disinfection procedures of equipment and office fixtures like computers, keyboards, telephones, tablets, chairs, doorknobs, and buttons that may be touched unconsciously.

-We will be disinfecting all outside mail and packages that enter the building.

-We will have longer appointment times for you to prepare and complete all appointment tasks and duties in the safest and most comprehensive manner.

-Appointments will be managed to allow for social distancing between patients. That might mean fewer options will be available for scheduling your appointment.

We ask that, as we have so many patients to see, you treat your reserved dental appointment with the highest level of respect. Answer the screening questions honestly. Please arrive on time for your appointment. We may not be able to see you if you are late. If you miss your appointment it may be quite some time before we can get you back in.

We are committed to maintaining our high standard of dental health and safety under these new circumstances and appreciate your confidence in us.

We look forward to seeing you again and are happy to answer any questions you may have about the steps we are taking to keep you, and every patient, safe in our practice.

We are all excited to get back to work. Thank you for being our patients. We value your trust and loyalty and look forward to welcoming back our patients, neighbours, and friends.

Sincerely,

Dr. Rudy Wassenaar

Dr. Sophia Dahia

And the entire Williams Lake Smiles Team


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