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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Make over your front teeth with porcelain dental veneers in Spokane, WA that inspire smile confidence

Porcelain Dental Veneers in Spokane Area

Front teeth are unmistakable, which is great for those patients who have evenly spaced, attractively shaped, and stain-free teeth in the smile zone. However, patients with gaps between their front teeth, chips, visible wear, and other cosmetic concerns, may hide their smiles out of embarrassment. For these patients, porcelain dental veneers at the Spokane, WA office of Richard D. Weigand, DDS work wonders. In fact, these thin porcelain restorations are designed for the teeth that are visible when you smile. Depending on their needs for cosmetic improvement, patients may have a single veneer applied to one tooth, or they may have four, six, or eight of their teeth in the upper and lower dental arches treated with veneers. The number of veneers really depends on what will look most natural for you, and Dr. Weigand can determine what is most appropriate following an examination and in consultation with you.

Express yourself freely – smile confidently with veneers!

Outcomes from the porcelain veneers procedure are very technique specific. Dr. Weigand has advanced aesthetic training and credentials. When this experience and skill is combined with his selection of quality porcelain, you get treated teeth that look, feel, and function no differently from healthy, natural teeth. You avoid many of the complaints associated with veneers that use lesser-quality materials, and that do not use Dr. Weigand’s exacting planning and design process. Since porcelain is the stand-in for your natural tooth enamel, it’s a must that it be properly matched to the shade of your surrounding teeth, and that it otherwise replicates the appearance of natural tooth material in terms of its translucence and luster. In some cases, veneers are a great opportunity to make your teeth whiter! We can perform bleaching treatment prior to designing the veneers, which are color-matched to your whitened teeth.

Additionally, adjusting a precision amount of natural enamel to accommodate the thickness of each veneer is necessary to ensure it fits snugly against the gumline for the most natural appearance and feel, as well as well as for comfortable and efficient function. Veneers that are not prepared to your unique specifications and characteristics can end up looking fake, too boxy or big for your face, or stick out too prominently.

For front teeth that get noticed for all the right reasons, schedule your consultation with Dr. Weigand at the Spokane, WA office. Call Richard D. Weigand, DDS at (509) 485-8620.

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