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,

Happy New Year to all our patients and friends of Williams Lake Smiles!

There’s just something about a new year! It represents a clean slate, a new beginning for many of us. As we finished up with 2020, we all want to believe that 2021 will bring a sort of relief from much of what the past year has brought us. 

Although there are still many restrictions and hurdles ahead of us, we are all doing our best to prove that we are resilient and focused on brighter and healthier days ahead.

The start of 2021 finds many of us evaluating our health and making plans and potential changes for the year ahead. So, as you are making some New Year’s resolutions, don’t forget to add dental care to that list!

Managing your dental health is a key factor of keeping your immune system strong to help protect you against any attack. Just as important as a good diet, rest and exercise, your dental health is something you should not ignore.

Often dental changes can happen with little to no discomfort or warning. Just as changes in the rest of your body happen, it is the same for your teeth and mouth. We all know that age, stress, hormones and busy schedules (just to name a few) sneak up on us and seem to cause changes to our bodies almost overnight. Where you used to be able to eat whatever you wanted, barely exercise and stay up all hours of the night, you might be noticing that you just can’t do that anymore! It is similar with our dental care routine. If you have been doing the same routine for what seems like forever, it might be time to evaluate and change things, even slightly, to be more effective in keeping your teeth and gums healthy for a lifetime.

Our team at Williams Lake Smiles is here to help make your health a top priority. We look forward to continuing to work with you as life changes happen and want to make dental pain and emergency the smallest challenges possible.

This past year we have been working even harder to make our office a safe, welcoming place for you to visit. You may notice our policies and protocols have changed and will continue to do so based on recommendations from our professional colleges, provincial and local health authorities. Please respect these new policies and understand that some extra screening and time is required in order to achieve this. To keep things running smoothly, it is very important to complete all screening paperwork prior to all visits to our office. If the required paperwork is not completed, we may need to reschedule your appointment time.

Contact our team to schedule a dental appointment to help you be the healthiest you in 2021.

We look forward to seeing you soon,

Dr Rudy Wassenaar and the team at Williams Lake Smiles

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