Smile Your Best Smile Ever With Dental Veneers

veneers1-300x200 One of the first things people notice about you is your smile…or lack of it.
If you are embarrassed by your smile and have wondered about a smile makeover, Williams Lake Smiles has the perfect solution, dental veneers.

Veneers can fix:

Teeth that are worn, chipped or broken
Teeth that are misaligned, uneven or irregularly shaped
Teeth with gaps between them
Teeth that are discolored

Dental veneers are commonly made from porcelain but may be made from a resin composite material.

  • Porcelain veneers resist stains better than resin veneers and better mimic the light reflecting properties of natural teeth.
  • Resin veneers are thinner and require removal of less of the tooth surface before placement.

Dental veneers require several dental visits: One for a consultation, two to make and apply the veneers, and one to check placement.

Your active participation is important. At your consultation, be clear about the results you want to achieve. Dr. Wassenaar will examine your teeth to make sure veneers are appropriate for you. He may take x-rays and will make impressions of your teeth and mouth.

To prepare your tooth for a veneer, Dr. Wassenaar will remove about 1/2 millimeter of enamel from the tooth surface, an amount nearly equal to the thickness of the veneer. Then an impression of your tooth and mouth will be sent to the dental lab that will make your veneer.

Before the veneer is permanently cemented to your tooth, Dr. Wassenaar will temporarily place it on your tooth to examine its color and fit. Your tooth will be cleaned, polished, and etched to receive the veneer. After the veneer is cemented in place, Dr. Wassenaar will evaluate your bite and make any final adjustments. You will return for a follow-up visit in about two weeks.

Veneers provide a natural tooth appearance. They are stain resistant, well-tolerated by gum tissue and don’t require extensive tooth shaping as crowns do. They also offer a stronger and a more aesthetic alternative to crowns.

Get your smile on! Call for a consultation appointment, today: (250) 398.8411.

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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.

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.


Dr Rudy Wassenaar

Dr Sophia Dahai

And all the Williams Lake Smiles team

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