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 Implants

Gaps left by missing teeth compromise the beauty and function of your smile while causing a range of other oral health issues.

Drs. Alex Wong and Vanessa Lee provide dental implants to give compromises unbeatable comfort, stability, and health.

So, why should you choose our dental practice in Coquitlam, BC, to restore your smile?

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What Are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are the most trusted and advanced tooth replacement solution to date. Implants consist of three parts: the implant post, the abutment, and the restoration (a crown, bridge, or denture).

The implant posts are inserted into the jawbone, where they act as tooth roots and eventually fuse to the surrounding tissue through a process called osseointegration. The abutment and restoration are attached at a later time, and patients leave our Coquitlam office with a smile that is both functional and healthy.

Trusted Dentists Going Above and Beyond Why Choose Us for Dental Implants

Modern Practice

When you enter our dental office, you're met by a beautiful, modern interior designed to instantly make you feel relaxed and at ease. We strive to create a one-of-a-kind dental implant experience by providing lush amenities such as cushioned dental chairs, a juice bar, fireplace, and even a gaming station for kids.

Flexible Scheduling

We understand that it can be challenging to plan dental implant appointments around a busy schedule. That's why we stay open late on select weekdays and even on weekends. We encourage you to contact our Coquitlam practice to find the most convenient time for you so you can replace a missing tooth or teeth stress-free.

Patient-Oriented

Our patients are the driving force behind everything we do. We've seen firsthand how life-changing dental implants can be and love being able to support our patients every step of the way. Our ears are always open and we strive to provide the best possible experience for all who step through our doors.

"Amazing Experience"

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Jasmine Mok

2021

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Phenomenal dental office. I neglected going to the dentist for years due to anxiety and a fear a dentist and Vitacare Dental in Como lake has been outstanding in taking care of me. I love that this dental office lives by their goal of making each dental visit as professional, friendly and supportive as possible. Everyone there is super friendly and welcoming, they know what they are doing and I can relax and completely trust them. Thank you so much for making my visits so stress free! I am so thankful to have found you!

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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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Start Your Journey to a Healthy Smile Request Your Appointment Today

A missing tooth not only affects your oral health, but can also impact your confidence, as well. If you're self-conscious about a gap in your teeth, our practice can design a stunning crown, bridge, or denture that looks and feels like natural teeth. We encourage you to request a consultation to learn how dental implants can restore the appearance of your smile.

To get started, fill out our online form or call our Coquitlam dental clinic at:

(778) 355-3535

Dr. Alex Wong and Dr. Vanessa Lee

The Extraordinary Benefits of Dental Implants

Long-Lasting Results

When properly cared for, dental implants can last for 40 years or longer While you may need to eventually replace the adjoining crown, bridge, or denture, the implants themselves can last a lifetime.

Form and Function

Our Coquitlam dentists provide stunning restorations that look entirely natural. Thanks to implants, these restorations can function just like natural teeth.

Strength and Stability

Getting dental implants allows patients to eat, speak, and smile with confidence. There is no risk of them shifting or falling out of place like with traditional dentures.

Protection against Jaw Atrophy

A missing tooth eventually causes the surrounding jawbone to weaken. Dental implants are the only solution that can stop bone atrophy from occurring after a tooth is lost.

Natural Appearance and Feel

Implant-supported restorations such as a crown, denture, or bridge are designed to look just like natural teeth. They will be indistinguishable from the rest of your smile.

Take a look at what happens during implant treatment...

Implants Have a Track Record of Success

"Lovely in Every Way"

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Madison Hope

2021

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I had a lot of anxiety around going to the dentist, and after carefully researching for a new local office to attend, I stumbled upon Vitacare and now I can't stop recommending them to friends and family! Never in my life did I think a time would come when I would feel neutral - never mind, happy - about going to the dentist, but I do! Dr. Lee has been lovely in every way and all of the support staff have been so great! 10/10, would recommend.

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Gordon L

2019

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My experience here at Vitacare was one of the best I've had in quite some time. I had been looking for a dental office where I can be followed by one dentist through the years, and it appears I've found it. Dr. Vanessa Lee was very patient and knowledgeable, and most importantly she did a great job putting me at ease. On top of that everything at the office appears to be high tech and top notch. I'll be bringing my family here.

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Can dental implants meet your specific needs

Wondering whether you qualify for implants?

Are You Worried about Undergoing Surgery?

Many patients are worried about the idea of undergoing oral surgery. But don't worry. Drs. Wong and Lee have received extensive training in the placement of dental implants to ensure your surgery will be safe and comfortable.

During the procedure at our Coquitlam office, you will receive a local anesthetic, which will keep the tooth area completely numb during your appointment. If there is anything we can do to make your visit more pleasant and comfortable, please let our office know.

The procedure is fairly straightforward, and over 5 million dental implants are placed by dentists in the U.S. every year, making this an increasingly popular dentistry treatment due to the unbeatable results it provides.

"Over 5 million dental implants are placed by US dentists every year"

Let's take a closer look at an implant-supported restoration...

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What steps are necessary to ensure good results?

Preparing for Implant Treatment

Undergo Necessary Procedures

Some patients may first undergo procedures to prepare the jaw and minimize the risk of complications. Bone grafting and sinus lift procedures will add several months to your treatment timeline, but might be a necessary first step toward experiencing all the benefits dental implants offer.

Discuss Medications with Your Doctor

Certain medications can increase your risk of bleeding and bruising, while others can interact with drugs you might be prescribed after the surgery. Make sure to discuss all medications, vitamins, and supplements you take with the team at our Coquitlam practice.

Practice Healthy Lifestyle Habits

It's important to establish habits that can protect your implants in the future. Practicing good oral hygiene habits and staying on top of routine dental visits are key to ensuring your implants and restorations are in the best shape possible for years to come.

A Dental Practice on Your Side Contact Us to Book Your Appointment

Here at Vitacare Dental Centre, we strive to provide personalized and compassionate care during the entire implant process. Our friendly staff is available to answer any questions you may have about the treatment and guide you through the process. We accept most major insurance plans and are happy to help you get the most out of your coverage. To get started and discover how we do dentistry differently, request a consultation or call our Coquitlam dental clinic at:

(778) 355-3535

"Simply the Best!"

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enzo testa

2021

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Simply the best. The warmest friendliest staff and top notch technology. Thank you

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Derek C

2021

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I had a wonderful experience there.All the staff are very polite and answered all my questions.Dr wong did an amazing job and would recommend him to anyone.

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The Dental Implant Treatment Timeline

Consultation

At your initial appointment, our dentist will conduct a thorough evaluation of your teeth, jawbone, and gums to determine if dental implants are right for you. We use advanced dentistry technology to show you exactly what is going on inside your mouth so you can make an educated decision for your oral health.
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Placing the Posts

Our dentist will first numb the area and create one or more small incisions in the gums. Tiny holes will then be made in the jawbone to accommodate the implants. Once the posts are in place, the incisions will be sutured closed. In some cases, you may receive a temporary restoration.
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Attaching the Abutment

After a healing period of four to six months, you will return to our Coquitlam office to undergo a second minor procedure. During this appointment, a small connector piece, called an abutment, will be attached to the top of each implant. Impressions will then be taken of your smile to create your custom restoration.
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Securing Your Restoration

Your gums will usually take a few weeks to heal. Once ready, you will return to our office so we can place your permanent restoration. Our dentist will secure your dental crown, bridge, or denture to the abutment, and you can leave our office with a complete, beautiful smile.

What to Expect during Recovery 

Like any dental surgery, patients can expect to experience some discomfort and swelling after their visit. Most patients are able to alleviate these side effects with over-the-counter anti-inflammatories. You will receive detailed post-operative instructions which may include:

Eating Soft Foods

We recommend a soft foods diet such as smoothies, soups, yogurt, scrambled eggs, and similar textures after surgery. This allows the treatment area to heal adequately. Patients should avoid very hot food or drinks and eat meals that can easily be chewed.

Carefully Cleaning the Treatment Site

Food particles can easily become trapped in the gums. Patients should rinse their mouth out thoroughly after every meal or snack. Gently brush around your incisions with a soft-bristled toothbrush at least twice a day.

Avoiding Strenuous Activities

Most patients can return to work within one to three days after their procedure, but we encourage you to take as much time off as needed. Patients will need to avoid strenuous exercise or similar activities as this can increase bleeding and surgery at the implant site.

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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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