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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, a tooth replacement option with unbeatable comfort, stability, and health benefits.

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

What Are Dental Implants?

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

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The titanium 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, BC, dental office with a smile that is both functional and healthy.

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, BC, dentists provide stunning dental 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 the replacement teeth shifting or falling out of place like with traditional dentures.

Protection Against Jaw Atrophy

A missing tooth eventually causes the surrounding jaw tissue 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.

Start Your Journey to a Healthy Smile Request Your Implant Appointment Today

Missing teeth can have a profound impact on both your oral health and your confidence. If you're self-conscious about a gap in your teeth, our dental practice can design a stunning crown, bridge, or denture supported by implants that looks and feels just 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, contact us online or call our Coquitlam, BC, dental practice at:

(778) 355-3535

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"Professional, Friendly, and Caring." Dental Patients Share Their Experiences


Lisa J


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5 Plus stars!  From the amazing friendly reception staff, to Gal my Dental Hygienist to Dr. Lee....the very best of the best!

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Alan Wu


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Dr. Wong and all the staff are very professional, friendly and caring.  Appointment booking is very flexible and easily done with great reminders.  I would recommend Vitacare to all my friends and family.  10/10

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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. If there's anything you need while we work on your teeth, just ask, and we'll be there for you.

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 dental practice to find the most convenient time for you so you can replace a missing tooth or teeth without dealing with the stress of a tight schedule.


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. We prioritize patient education, too. We're here to answer questions so you feel empowered in your treatment choice.

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

Dental implants are embedded in the jaw. Over the course of four to six months, the implants fuse with the jaw in a process called osseointegration. Once this fusion is complete, the implants possess the same stability as natural tooth roots and can provide excellent support for replacement teeth in the form of crowns, bridges, or dentures.

Implants Have a Track Record of Success

"Fantastic Modern Facility. Extremely Friendly Staff."


Frank Leong


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Fantastic modern facility. Extremely friendly staff. Dr Wong is now my new dentist after my previous dentist retired. I am very happy having him look after my dental needs going forward.

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Mike Grudzien


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I have been coming to Vitacare for a couple of years now and I only have good things to say. Dr Lee and Dr wong are amazing dentists. The hygienists are gentle to the point where you can almost take a nap . The staff is friendly and go above and beyond to accommodate you. Highly recommend!

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Wondering whether you qualify for implants?

Are You Worried About Undergoing Surgery? Let Us Reassure You

Many patients are worried about the idea of undergoing oral surgery, but you don't have to worry with our Coquitlam team. 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 according to the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, over half a 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 500,000 dental implants are placed in the U.S. each yaer

What steps are necessary to ensure good dental implant results?

Preparing for Implant Treatment

Undergo Preparatory Procedures If Needed

Some patients may first undergo procedures to strengthen the jaw and minimize the risk of complications. A bone grafting or sinus lift procedure 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 dental implant 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 replacement teeth 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 dental implant treatment. 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

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I always feel welcomed at this modern dental clinic! All the staffs are so friendly & Dr. Lee is awesome!!!

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A wonderful first experience with team Vitacare dental. They are not only welcoming but also knowledgeable and use the latest technology. The clinic is so beautiful.

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The Dental Implant Treatment Timeline

Drs. Wong and Lee have received extensive training in the placement of dental implants to ensure your surgery will be safe and comfortable.
Drs. Wong and Lee have received extensive training in the placement of dental implants to ensure your surgery will be safe and comfortable.


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 practice 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 Your Recovery 

Like any dental surgery, patients can expect to experience some discomfort and swelling after receiving dental implants. 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:

Eat Soft Foods

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

Carefully Clean the Treatment Site

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

Avoid Strenuous Activities

Most patients can return to work within one to three days after their dental implant procedure, but we encourage you to take as much time off as you need. Patients will have to avoid strenuous exercise or similar activities, as they can increase bleeding 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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