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

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

Richard D. Weigand, DDS

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Are Porcelain Veneers the Best Choice for You?

Your smile says a lot about you and how you perceive yourself as an individual. Porcelain veneers can dramatically improve the appearance of your smile if it is lacking due to stains, blemishes, or damaged teeth. Cosmetic veneers conceal flaws like chips, stains, cracks, and gaps in your teeth to make your smile appear more uniform, attractive, and appealing. A visit to Dr. Richard D. Weigand in Spokane, Washington, can determine if you’re a viable candidate for veneer treatment.

Types of porcelain Veneers in Spokane WA Area

Types of Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers aren’t “one size fits all.” They come in different types and brands to suit personal preference and need. Some popular types include:

  • Traditional veneers – are thin porcelain shells custom designed to fit on the front of your teeth. These veneers are a two-appointment procedure and are customized to match your smile.
  • Empress and Emax veneers: Empress and Emax veneers are strong and translucent, giving you a polished look that closely resembles your natural teeth. 
  • Lumineers: Despite their ultra-thin composition, Lumineers are incredibly sturdy. Lumineers require little to no preparation for their application.

Veneers provided at Richard D. Weigand, DDS

Dr. Weigand provides translucent conventional veneers that match the color, shape, and appearance of your natural teeth. During your first visit, he will prepare your teeth by shaving the tooth that is receiving the veneer and then make models of the prepared teeth. These are then sent to a dental ceramist to create your custom-designed veneers. Once the veneers are ready, you will return when Dr. Weigand checks their fit and bonds them to the front of your tooth.  

Do Veneers Damage Teeth?

Porcelain veneers enhance your smile without posing a risk to the health or structure of your teeth. Porcelain material is non-toxic and biocompatible and will not harm your system. In fact, porcelain veneers can strengthen your teeth’ structure while improving their appearance.

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New Patients : (509) 485-8620 | Existing Patients : (509) 747-5812
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 If you’re looking for a quick, cost-effective means of improving the aesthetic appeal of your smile, you may be a candidate for porcelain veneers. To schedule a consultation for porcelain veneer treatment, contact Dr. Richard Weigand in Spokane, WA, at (509) 485-8620.

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Dr. Richard Weigand

Richard D. Weigand, DDS

Dr. Richard Weigand is trusted and respected by the communities in Spokane, WA for his skill and expertise and his genuine concern for patients. He has won numerous accolades for his services.

He is a Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry and World Clinical Laser Institute and a member of the American Dental Association, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Spokane District Dental Society, and Washington State Dental Association. He is certified with the Las Vegas Institute of Advanced Dental Studies, Pacific Aesthetic Continuum (Live), World Clinical Laser Institute, and the Spear Center in Scottsdale, AZ. He is also co-founder of the Spokane Practice Management Club.

Dr. Weigand shares his knowledge and experience through journal and magazine articles and media interviews. He has also contributed to many community projects.
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