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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Veneers

Teeth compromised by wear, chips, and minor misalignment can be embarrassing and make you feel self-conscious about sharing your smile.

Veneers from Vitacare Dental Centre in Coquitlam, BC, can conceal cosmetic flaws giving your smile symmetry and a healthy appearance.

So what makes porcelain veneers such an effective cosmetic treatment?

 
Take a look at how veneers fit into your smile...

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How Do I Know If I'm a Good Candidate for Veneers?

It is important to keep in mind that dental veneers require permanent alteration to the structure of any treated tooth. Any tooth treated with a porcelain veneer will require some kind of restoration moving forward. For the right candidates, minimal-prep veneers are a reversible alternative.

Enough Enamel

Tooth enamel must be removed for your dental veneers to achieve a natural appearance. That means that patients interested in veneers must still have a sufficient amount of enamel already so that some can still be removed safely.

No Grinding

If you grind your teeth, it can damage veneers and undermine the results of your treatment. For mild to moderate cases of bruxism, an oral appliance can protect your veneers, but more extreme cases may require resolving the underlying issue before moving forward.

Minor Misalignment

Veneers are a flexible cosmetic dentistry treatment that can conceal small gaps and minor misalignments much faster than traditional orthodontic options for patients on a tight timetable. However, severely crooked teeth or larger gaps are oftentimes better treated with orthodontics. 

Good Oral Health

Patients must have good oral health before receiving dental veneers and other cosmetic treatments. Ongoing oral issues can drastically reduce the lifespan of your veneers and undo the various benefits they provide. We can always place veneers once you have recovered from other essential treatments.

Previewing Veneer Results What Will My Smile Look Like?

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At Vitacare Dental Centre, we want patients to know what their results will look like before they get porcelain veneers. We put a lot of effort into pre-visualizing treatment, including photos, mock wax-ups, and 3-D modeling. This helps patients make informed decisions about their cosmetic dentistry options, which leads to realistic expectations and higher rates of satisfaction.

Transform the Appearance of Your Smile at Vitacare Dental Centre

Our Coquitlam, BC, dentists, Drs. Alex Wong and Vanessa Lee, can provide you with a luminescent smile with the help of porcelain veneers. The team at our modern dentistry practice will work with you to achieve the results you are after. During an appointment to determine your candidacy for dental veneers, our dentists can discuss the various treatment options available that will work within your budget to help you reach your goals.

To schedule an appointment at our Coquitlam, BC, dental office, contact us online or call:

(778) 355-3535

"Phenomenal dental office" 5-Star Google Reviews

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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 (bad experience when I was younger from a different dental office) 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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Nusrat Al-Sayeh

2021

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I had such an amazing experience at Vitacare 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 Vitacare.

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Making Treatment Affordable COSMETIC DENTISTS WHO WORK WITH YOU

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We understand that the price of cosmetic dentistry can be a limiting factor for many patients. During your consultation at our Coquitlam, BC, office, Dr. Wong and Dr. Lee will discuss the pros and cons of different veneer materials and help you find the best solution within your budget. We can also discuss payment plans and financing. At Vitacare Dental Centre, we work collaboratively with patients to achieve their cosmetic goals.

Schedule a Consultation Learn More About Dental Veneers

Just one or two thin porcelain shells could give you the smile you've always wanted. Drs. Wong and Lee are here to answer your questions and discuss comparable cosmetic dentistry treatments, such as teeth whitening and bonding. If you live in Coquitlam, BC, and would like to learn more about veneers, we encourage you to contact Vitacare Dental Centre online or call us at:

(778) 355-3535

"I had a wonderful experience" More 5-Star Reviews

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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 Veneer Procedure

Just one or two thin porcelain shells could give you the smile you've always wanted.
Just one or two thin porcelain shells could give you the smile you've always wanted.

Initial Consultation

During your initial consultation, you'll undergo a thorough exam. After assessing your teeth and aesthetic flaws, we'll go over the risks and benefits of the veneer procedure. Through this interaction, we will find the most efficient way of accomplishing your cosmetic goals while saving you time and money.

Prepping Your Teeth

The next step in the veneer procedure is prepping the affected tooth or teeth. This means removing just a little tooth enamel, which allows the thin porcelain shell to slide over the front of the tooth seamlessly.

Taking Impressions

With a thin layer of enamel removed, we can then take digital scans and/or traditional impressions of the prepped tooth. This is sent to an off-site lab where a technician will create the ultra-thin, color-matched shell. The dental lab takes about one to two weeks to finish crafting a custom porcelain restoration.

Temporary Veneers

Temporary veneers are worn over the prepped tooth while awaiting the final restoration. Patients should avoid eating hard, crunchy, and sticky foods while temporary veneers are in place.

Placing the Finished Porcelain Veneer

After about two weeks, patients will return to Vitacare Dental Centre for the finished restoration. The temporary veneers are removed, and any minor adjustments are made before the wafer-thin restoration is securely cemented in place.

Your Resource on Veneer Treatments   Reach Out to Us With Your Questions and Concerns

At Vitacare Dental Centre, we provide as much information to our patients as possible so they can make an informed decision about their dental treatments. Our dentists can help you find the right treatment for your dental needs. We are happy to answer your questions about veneers and our other services. 

You can speak with our dentists during a consultation, submit your questions to our office via form, or call: 

778-355-3535

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Your Comfort Matters to Us Sedation Dentistry Options

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While getting porcelain veneers is painless, patients may have issues with anxiety while undergoing dental work. A bad experience with a past dentist can lead to anxiety with other dentists later on. This is why Vitacare Dental Centre offers sedation dentistry to the Coquitlam community. Carefully supervised sedation will help you remain totally relaxed throughout the dental veneer procedure.

"I can't stop recommending them to friends and family!" Cosmetic Dentists Who Care About Coquitlam

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Madison Hope

2020

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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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Charlotte Oakley

2020

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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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Frequently Asked Questions  About Veneers From Patients in the Coquitlam, BC, Area 

How much do veneers cost?

The cost of veneers can range from $900-$2,500, but this price will vary depending on a number of circumstances such as the materials and number of veneers. For a more accurate prediction of your costs, you can receive a customized quote during a cosmetic dentistry consultation with our dentists. You can also learn more about the cost of veneers and our financing options here.

Can you get a full set of veneers?

Yes, but a full set of veneers is not the same as covering a full set of teeth. Since veneers are cosmetic in nature, we only place them on your front (anterior) teeth. Molars and other posterior teeth will not benefit from veneers, and other treatments like crowns and orthodontics are more suited for fixing issues in the back row.  

Do veneers stay white?

While veneers can be made of stain-resistant materials like porcelain, they are still susceptible to becoming discolored over time. Patients should practice good hygiene habits and brush twice a day to keep their veneers as white as possible. Avoiding dark drinks like coffee and other staining foods can also prolong the bright shade of your new veneers.

Are veneers permanent? 

Yes and no. The veneer treatment is permanent because you can't reverse the enamel removal step needed to place veneers. Even though the shells placed over the top of your teeth can last up to 25 years or more, they are not permanent. Your veneers will wear down over time and need to be replaced at some point. 

Alternative Treatments

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Dental Bonding

Bonding is a reversible procedure that can fix minor flaws like cracks and discoloration, but bonding typically does not last as long as veneers.  

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Dental Crowns

Crowns cover a tooth to fix extensive damage and decay. While crowns can fix several cosmetic issues, they preserve less of your natural teeth compared to veneers.

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Invisalign

Invisalign® trays can correct minor to mild misalignment in your teeth, but they do not fix chips, cracks, or discoloration as veneers do. 

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Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening can brighten your teeth and remove discoloration like veneers. However, veneers can fix misalignments and cracks while whitening does not. 

"Very professional, courteous, and knowledgeable" Patient Experiences at Our Practice in Coquitlam

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Andrew Natale

2022

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Everything was timely/easy, from booking, the online new patient intake (much better than the old clipboard/scratchy pen experience in most health care offices), down to the cleanliness w/Covid protocols plus. The entire staff: Front Desk, Hygienists, Assistants and Drs., are all very professional, courteous, and knowledgeable. We love this office and highly recommend Vitacare Dental Qentre!

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Jer Min Hsieh

2021

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The staff was super on top of things with everything from scheduling, reminding me to cleaning and my check up appointment with Dr. Wong. Super techie dental office and explained everything well. Dr. Wong provided me with his recommendations which were totally reasonable and he was understanding when I we discussed my dental coverage situation. I can 100% recommend this dental office.

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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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