Dear Patient:

We hope this letter finds you and your family in good health. Our community has been through a lot over the last few months, and all of us are looking forward to resuming our normal habits and routines. While many things have changed, one thing has remained the same: our commitment to your safety.

Infection control has always been a top priority for our practice and you may have seen this during your visits to our office. Our infection control processes are made so that when you receive care, it’s both safe and comfortable. We want to tell you about the infection control procedures we follow in our practice to keep patients and staff safe.

Our office follows infection control recommendations made by the American Dental Association (ADA), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). We follow the activities of these agencies so that we are up-to-date on any new rulings or guidance that may be issued.

You may see some changes when it is time for your next appointment. We made these changes to help protect our patients and staff. For example:

  • Our office will communicate with you beforehand to ask some screening questions. You'll be asked those same questions again when you are in the office.
    • We have hand sanitizer that we will ask you to use when you enter the office. You will also find some in the reception area and other places in the office for you to use as needed.
    • You may see that our waiting room will no longer offer magazines, children’s toys and so forth, since those items are difficult to clean and disinfect.
    • Appointments will be managed to allow for social distancing between patients. That might mean that you’re offered fewer options for scheduling your appointment.
  • We will do our best to allow greater time between patients to reduce waiting times for you, as well as to reduce the number of patients in the reception area at any one time.

We look forward to seeing you again and are happy to answer any questions you may have about the steps we take to keep you, and every patient, safe in our practice. To make an appointment, please call our office at (509) 485-8620 or visit our website at www.drweigand.com

Thank you for being our patient. We value your trust and loyalty and look forward to welcoming back our patients, neighbors and friends.

Sincerely,
Richard D. Weigand, DDS

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Choose a dental implant dentist in Spokane WA for skilled tooth replacement that is built to last

Dental Implant Dentist in Spokane WA Area

Dental fear is common. But, should your fear of the dental bill overshadow your fear of the procedure itself, you are not alone, and you’ve come to the right place for peace of mind and quality of care. Your dental implant dentist in Spokane WA, Richard D. Weigand, DDS, empathizes with these fears and feels that no one, regardless of his or her budget, should be prevented from getting the best approach to replace severely damaged or missing teeth.

New teeth, built to last

As the standard in tooth replacement, dental implant-supported bridges and dentures are designed like natural and healthy teeth. So, they are made to last. Ongoing costs associated with repairing and replacing traditional tooth replacement systems are avoided, for instance, conventional dental bridges last up to around a decade with proper care. Home care can be tricky; floss threaders and interdental brushes may be required to clean tight, decay-prone spaces under bridges. Additionally, conventional dentures require ongoing adjustments and replacement. They promote bone loss, which alters the shape of your face and, in turn, the fit of your dentures.

Since implants are placed in the jaw, they hold the overlying crowns and denture in place – like natural tooth roots!

The benefits of an experienced implantologist

Dr. Weigand has extensive experience in advanced treatments. Additionally, Dr. Weigand and his staff are transparent about treatments and costs. They will discuss all factors that influence the total cost, including:

  • Types of implant
  • Number of components (such as stock or custom abutment or connector piece)
  • Restorative/prosthetic fees
  • Nonsurgical fees and types of restorations (such as crowns, partial and full dentures)
  • Specific esthetic demands and complexity of treatment

More insurance companies are covering at least a portion of dental implants, even if your need for tooth replacement isn’t caused by trauma or pathology. Each insurance plan’s approach to this treatment is different, and we accept many types of plans. We will work on your behalf to get an accurate estimate of your out-of-pocket costs before treatment. We’ll also submit claims on your behalf to get the benefits that are due to you. In addition, we accept HSAs. For remaining out-of-pocket expenses, Richard D. Weigand, DDS, offers payment plans through CareCredit, with options for no interest or extended payments up to five years.

Implants are a terrific value that all patients deserve! Call (509) 485-8620 to schedule your consultation with Dr. Weigand at the Spokane, WA office.

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