Vitacare Dental Centre – Workplace COVID-19 Safety Plan for Patients:

This plan is current as of May 20th, 2020. Note that because SARS-CoV2 is still considered a novel virus and the trajectory of the pandemic is still changing, safety measures may also be altered accordingly. The protocols presented here are in accordance by recommendations presented by the College of Dental Surgeons of British Columbia (CDSBC). Note that the CDSBC flows the rules and regulations of that provided by the provincial health officer, BC Centre of Disease and Control, and Worksafe BC.

Staff, dentists and patients are not to enter the clinic if they:

1. Have any COVID-19 symptoms: fever, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, runny nose, sneezing, post-nasal drip, loss of smell, chills, fatigue, muscle aches, vomiting, diarrhea, nausea, malaise and/or headache

2. Have had close contact with a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 individual in the last 14 days; or

3. Have travelled internationally in the last 14 days

Booking your dental appointments:

1. During this time, your dental needs will be triaged and we will be prioritizing emergent and urgent care.

2. Appointments can be made by phone or email. You must have an appointment to enter the clinic. Please arrive on time. If you arrive early, please wait in your vehicle until your designated time to minimize contact with other departing patients.

3. You are to come alone to your appointment. One parent, guardian, or caretaker can accompany a child or person that requires additional assistance to an appointment.

4. When you arrive at the clinic, we will provide you with hand sanitizer, take your temperature and ask you screening questions.

Waiting room:

1. Physical distancing will be in effect. Maintain 2-metre distance between one another.

2. There will be a limited number of people allowed in the waiting room at a given time.

3. Plexiglass barriers will be placed at the front desk.

4. Frequently touched surfaces will be disinfected routinely.

Treatment rooms:

1. Dentists and dental assistants will be wearing enhanced personal protective equipment, which may include face shields, gowns, and respirator masks.

2. You will be asked to rinse with a hydrogen peroxide mouthwash for 30 seconds prior to your treatment.

3. There will be infection protocols requiring more time for disinfection of the rooms in between patients.

4. As always, instruments and equipment are properly sterilized to kill all microorganisms.

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Dental Crowns

Tooth decay, fractures, and missing teeth detract from your smile, cause discomfort, and negatively affect your dental health.

Dr. Alex Wong and Dr. Vanessa Lee can repair and enhance your teeth by using custom metal and porcelain dental crowns.

Learn more about the dental crowns available at Vitacare Dental Centre in Coquitlam, BC...

See How Teeth Are Prepared for Custom Dental Crowns

A dental crown covers a damaged tooth down to the gum line. When the dental crown is in place, it essentially caps the tooth. We remove a small amount of the remaining tooth enamel to ensure a comfortable yet optimal fit that contributes to chewing and other functions.

Dental Crown Materials

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While Vitacare Dental Centre can use a wide variety of materials for custom restorations, our dentists prefer zirconia and IPS e.max®. Both materials are strong, and they closely resemble the appearance of your natural teeth. During your consultation at our Coquitlam, BC, practice, we can discuss which kind of material would be best for your needs.

The Benefits of Dental Crowns

Porcelain dental crowns have numerous cosmetic and restorative benefits. Our dentists can discuss even more advantages of getting custom dental crowns during your consultation.

Preserve Your Natural Tooth

Crowns can be an alternative to tooth extraction. Instead of removing a damaged tooth, our dentists can cover it with a permanent crown, which is both better for your dental health and more affordable than implant dentistry.

Long-Lasting Results

If you practice good oral hygiene and regularly visit our office in Coquitlam, BC, for checkups, a single permanent crown can protect a tooth for up to 15 years.

Resembles Natural Tooth Structure

Today's dental crowns use lifelike porcelain that is virtually indistinguishable from your natural teeth. Even temporary crowns from our practice look realistic, which speaks to the great craft and care of modern dentistry.

Want to Learn More About Dental Crowns? Contact Vitacare Dental Centre

Tooth fractures and decay can have a negative effect on your dental health and general wellness. Thanks to custom dental crowns, you can move past these issues and experience a smile that is complete, functional, comfortable, and attractive.

During your consultation at Vitacare Dental Centre, we will assess your oral health and determine the ideal treatment for your needs. We can also answer any questions you may have about pricing, insurance, and financing so you can make confident and informed decisions about your treatment options.

To speak with skilled dentists about dental crowns, contact our practice online. You can also reach Vitacare Dental Centre by phone.

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The team at Vitacare Dental Centre looks forward to hearing from you.

Skilled and Caring Dentists Committed to the People of Coquitlam, BC

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Mariana Moraes

2021

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This clinic has excellence in customer service from the reception to the dentists! I had a dental extraction and cleaning service done with the maximum care and kindness I have ever received from a dentist in my life. Everyone who considere going there will be amazed with this team!

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Charlotte Oakley

2021

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Amazing experience, the staff here are very friendly and understanding. Painless anaesthetic, quick and clean work. I have severe claustrophobia and they took their time to accommodate my needs to make me feel comfortable. Beautiful decor, sanitary environment and the most up to date brand new equipment. Will never go anywhere else. Thank you

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The Dental Crown Procedure

Crowns are used to address a variety of dental problems.

Let's go through the dental crown treatment process step by step:

Crowns are used to address a variety of dental problems.

Initial Consultation

During your initial consultation at our Coquitlam, BC, dental office, we will examine your teeth and discuss your dental health issues to determine if a crown or another solution is right for you. We can discuss the use of porcelain, e.max, zirconia, gold, and other kinds of materials that may be suitable for your needs.

Prepping and Impressions

Next, we will prep the tooth. This involves removal of compromised tissue and reshaping of the tooth to accommodate the crown. With the tooth prepped, we then take an impression. We can take traditional or digital impressions based on your needs.

Placing a Temporary Crown

It takes a week to two weeks for the off-site dental lab to create a custom dental crown. During this time, you will wear a temporary crown. 

Creating the Custom Restoration

Vitacare Dental Centre partners with a trusted dental lab. Using the impressions and additional notes provided, the lab technicians will craft a custom dental crown using the material of your choice.

Placing the Completed Crown

Once the final dental crown arrives, you will return to Vitacare Dental Centre for placement. Our dentists check the completed restoration for fit, making final adjustments as needed before it is cemented onto the compromised tooth.

Implant-Supported Dental Crowns for Single-Tooth Replacement in Coquitlam

In the past, a dental bridge was the primary option for single-tooth replacement. Rather than relying on a bridge, patients can now get a dental implant that is capped by a single dental crown.

Unmatched Stability

A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that is surgically anchored into the jaw bone. After the implant fuses with the bone structure (a process known as osseointegration), it provides an unparalleled level of stability, comparable to natural tooth roots. Biting, chewing, speaking, and other normal activities can be performed with ease thanks to the strength of dental implants.

Realistic Appearance

The single-tooth restoration will be crafted to closely resemble your surrounding natural teeth. Whether we use porcelain, e.max, zirconia, or another material, our goal is to ensure your smile looks great and that you experience restored oral function.

Making Crowns More Convenient
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Whether you need multiple teeth capped or just a single tooth, our dentists strive to make receiving temporary crowns and permanent crowns as convenient as possible for every patient.

Help with Insurance

The cost of getting crowns and the hassles of insurance keep some patients from getting much-needed dental work. Our staff eases the burden by dealing with insurance providers for you. We will make sure you access every available benefit from your insurance plan.

Thorough Consultations

When you require a crown at our dentistry practice, we will take the time to discuss the treatment with you in detail. We will explain the different crown options we offer, including gold crowns and all-ceramic crowns, and help you decide which approach is best for you.

5-Star Dentistry Our Coquitlam Dentists Care About You

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Nusrat Al-Sayeh

2021

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I had such an amazing experience at Vita care dental. The staff were Extremely nice from the receptionist Ava, manager Vessi, hygienist Marisa and Dr Wong. I would highly recommend everyone to come here. Best dental experience I’ve had in a very long time time. Thank you to everyone at Vita Care.

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Dimitar Draganov

2021

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Transferred from another dental clinic, I am very happy! Front staff were amazingly friendly, office is modern and booking an appointment was easy. My teeth never felt so clean, Marisa the dental hygienist did an amazing work, great experience. Looking forward to my next appointment.

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Vitacare Dental Centre

At Vitacare Dental Centre in Coquitlam, we are proud to offer personalized dental treatments in a warm, welcoming environment. Drs. Alex Wong and Vanessa Lee use modern techniques and the latest technology to improve the health and appearance of your smile. We are proudly affiliated with several prestigious organizations including:

  • Canadian Dental Association
  • British Columbia Dental Association
  • College of Dental Surgeons of BC
  • American Academy of Implant Dentistry

For more information about our services, contact our practice online or call (778) 355-3535 today.

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