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,

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.


Dr. Rudy Wassenaar and the team at Williams Lake Smiles

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