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Dr. April Ziegele

Cosmetic Dentistry
Sumner, WA
25 years experience female

Locations

Office

Sumner, WA

Address

15324 Main Street east, Suite A, Sumner, WA
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 9:00am - 4:30pm
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Insurances accepted

Delta Dental

Office

Sumner, WA

About

Bio

Dr. April Ziegele is one of the West coast’s premier practitioners of advanced cosmetic dentistry and has been named the top cosmetic dentist of the South Sound. Treating those with severe dental reconstruction needs, as well as those looking to achieve a Hollywood Smile, Dr. Ziegele is a Sumner cosmetic dentist who has made it her personal commitment to perfect the art of dentistry. Dr. Ziegele, dentist in Sumner , received her doctorate in dentistry from the prestigious Loma Linda University School of Dentistry and graduated at the top of her class in 1997. Since that time she has dedicated her practice to the art of cosmetic dentistry. Dr. Ziegele has trained at the world-renowned Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies and has been featured in a book by Dr. Bill Blatchford about the top 23 dentists in North America, called “Playing Your A Game.”

Specialties
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Cosmetic Dentistry

Dentistry

Doctor Q&A

157 Answers
23 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. April Ziegele
Cosmetic Dentistry 25 years experience
Advil/tylenol: If you alternate 200 mg advil or Ibuprofen with 2 extra strength tylenol (acetaminophen) you will have very good pain control until tomorrow. Please s... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. April Ziegele
Cosmetic Dentistry 25 years experience
No: Any dentist can place composite fillings, but not all are comfortable with the newest materials and procedures. Make sure whichever dentist you choose... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. April Ziegele
Cosmetic Dentistry 25 years experience
Yes: Try crest white strips. They can help with the yellow look if your teeth.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. April Ziegele
Cosmetic Dentistry 25 years experience
No: The chemicals used in whitening or bleaching products do not damage the porcelain veneer or crown. However, they won't whiten them either, so don't wa... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. April Ziegele
Cosmetic Dentistry 25 years experience
No: Your teeth should feel normal after a short adjustment period. But, as with all dental work, you should be careful with eating very hard or sticky ite... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. April Ziegele
Cosmetic Dentistry 25 years experience
No: If you are going to a different dentist for your cosmetic procedure, you don't need to consult your current dentist. Make sure both are checking for h... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. April Ziegele
Cosmetic Dentistry 25 years experience
Advil/tylenol: If you alternate 200 mg advil or Ibuprofen with 2 extra strength tylenol (acetaminophen) you will have very good pain control until tomorrow. Please s... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. April Ziegele
Cosmetic Dentistry 25 years experience
Crowns: I have more questions. Why aren't veneers an option? Why do you want "false teeth"? Crowns may be an option for you. Ask your dentist for the best o... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. April Ziegele
Cosmetic Dentistry 25 years experience
No: It is not necessarily a failure of the veneers to end up with a black space, but it needs to be addressed. It will require either redoing the veneers ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. April Ziegele
Cosmetic Dentistry 25 years experience
Some do: Call the dental school near you and ask if they have the ability to do total sedation. Some do, but not all do.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. April Ziegele
Cosmetic Dentistry 25 years experience
No: You need a medication designed just for that. Toothpaste is designed for other things ask your dentist for your options.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. April Ziegele
Cosmetic Dentistry 25 years experience
Yes: All candy can cause cavities.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. April Ziegele
Cosmetic Dentistry 25 years experience
Yes: Anything that puts pressure on a nerve in the head and neck area can cause referred pain in a tooth. All tooth pain should be checked by a dentist to ... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. April Ziegele
Cosmetic Dentistry 25 years experience
Professional cleanin: Getting your teeth cleaned regularly will remove any stain on them. I hear this all the time from our patients, though, and i think it's that you get ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. April Ziegele
Cosmetic Dentistry 25 years experience
Possibly: As you know, a denture feels different than your mouth.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. April Ziegele
Cosmetic Dentistry 25 years experience
It varies: Veneers, when done by an experienced cosmetic dentist, will close most spaces nicely. It generally takes at least 2, but if the space is quite wide, ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. April Ziegele
Cosmetic Dentistry 25 years experience
See answer: Are you asking if, when your teeth are sealed just before the temporary veneers are placed, you could feel sensitivity? Yes, even sealed, you will li... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. April Ziegele
Cosmetic Dentistry 25 years experience
Not cosmetic: Dental bridges, while they make a big lifestyle and cosmetic improvement, are not considered a cosmetic procedure by dental insurance. Make sure you... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. April Ziegele
Cosmetic Dentistry 25 years experience
It is normal: It is normal to have sensitivity in teeth after whitening. Not everyone has sensitivity, but if you do, try using the product every other day and usi... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. April Ziegele
Cosmetic Dentistry 25 years experience
Not many: Porcelain veneers are more conservative because they only cover the front and edge of the tooth, crowns have to remove more tooth to cover the entire ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. April Ziegele
Cosmetic Dentistry 25 years experience
Looks promising: There is a lot of research being done with stem cells, and one of the areas being researched is creating new teeth. They're already growing organs, s... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. April Ziegele
Cosmetic Dentistry 25 years experience
See answer: Bonding, veneers, invisalign are all options to close spaces and all will do a very nice job. Talk to your dentist about your options and your budget.
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. April Ziegele
Cosmetic Dentistry 25 years experience
You can: It is often possible to wear a denture immediately after pulling teeth, but its important to follow your doctors instructions carefully. You will be q... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. April Ziegele
Cosmetic Dentistry 25 years experience
No: Mac veneers are a brand name of a type of veneer. They are extremely beautiful, but if your dentist isn't checking your bite and making sure that it ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. April Ziegele
Cosmetic Dentistry 25 years experience
Yes: While some states allow someone with very limited training to make dentures, you need a dentist to determine that your gums are healthy enough to star... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. April Ziegele
Cosmetic Dentistry 25 years experience
Very soon: Most immediate dentures are put in right after teeth are removed. But if you had extensive surgery, that may be uncomfortable. Ask your dentist for h... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. April Ziegele
Cosmetic Dentistry 25 years experience
Yes: They are both dedicated to providing beautiful, natural looking dentistry.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. April Ziegele
Cosmetic Dentistry 25 years experience
Yes, but...: Yes that is possible, but its easier and prettier to get a brand new crown made out of all porcelain.
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. April Ziegele
Cosmetic Dentistry 25 years experience
Xray: It is very difficult to tell which issue is causing the pain without an x-ray of the area. Your dentist will be able to tell you which is causing the ... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. April Ziegele
Cosmetic Dentistry 25 years experience
Protection: Veneers can protect and strengthen your teeth with minimal tooth structure removed.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. April Ziegele
Cosmetic Dentistry 25 years experience
Tylenol, (acetaminophen) Advil: Tylenol (acetaminophen) and other otc meds will help, but you should see your dentist because a toothache is a symptom of a deeper problem. Make sure... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. April Ziegele
Cosmetic Dentistry 25 years experience
Absolutely!: The whole point of cosmetic dentistry is to restore beauty to a smile!
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. April Ziegele
Cosmetic Dentistry 25 years experience
Maybe: If you dislike your smile, you should check with your dentist to find out what your options are to give you the smile you desire.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. April Ziegele
Cosmetic Dentistry 25 years experience
Lots: Veneers go over teeth to make them appear straighter or whiter. Braces actually move the teeth to make them straight. Also, veneers are not reversible... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. April Ziegele
Cosmetic Dentistry 25 years experience
Possible: Have your veneers always felt rough or is this new? If its a new problem, get them checked right away. It's possible you move your teeth against them... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. April Ziegele
Cosmetic Dentistry 25 years experience
Maybe: They are very strong and normal use will not damage them. But if you are hit in such a way that it would break your natural tooth your veneer will lik... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. April Ziegele
Cosmetic Dentistry 25 years experience
See answer: Veneers range from $1500-2500 per tooth. It depends on where you live and the experience of your dentist.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. April Ziegele
Cosmetic Dentistry 25 years experience
Many things: Veneers can correct color, size, shape, and spaces in teeth. They can also strengthen a weak tooth, and restore a tooth with damaged enamel.
A member asked:
Dr. April Ziegele
Cosmetic Dentistry 25 years experience
No: Most dentists are more concerned with taking care of infections, decay, and/or pain prior to doing cosmetic procedures. Make sure your dentist listens... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. April Ziegele
Cosmetic Dentistry 25 years experience
See answer: If you are doing veneers strictly for cosmetic reasons, they are almost always more expensive - this is because it takes a highly trained artist to cr... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. April Ziegele
Cosmetic Dentistry 25 years experience
Yes: As the others said, a snap on smile will accomplish what you are asking for. However, it's a temporary fix and shouldn't be used while eating. Check... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. April Ziegele
Cosmetic Dentistry 25 years experience
A lot: The term, prosthetic teeth, usually refers to denture teeth, while veneers are bonded to natural teeth.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. April Ziegele
Cosmetic Dentistry 25 years experience
Maybe cracked: Your tooth may be cracked. It's hard to see that on an x-ray, and even sometimes with visual inspection. If the pain doesn't stop, ask your dentist to... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. April Ziegele
Cosmetic Dentistry 25 years experience
Probably not: Ask your dentist to check the area under a special light, called a velscope, which is used to detect cancer early. Gums do not typically get lumpy for... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. April Ziegele
Cosmetic Dentistry 25 years experience
See answer: Lumineers are a veneer made to go right over your existing teeth. They are usually made of porcelain but if not used in the absolutely perfect situati... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. April Ziegele
Cosmetic Dentistry 25 years experience
See answer : Your dentist will get you numb, and discuss color, shape, length and quite possibly go over pictures with you to make a final decision. Then she will ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. April Ziegele
Cosmetic Dentistry 25 years experience
No: Flavor is added to the whitening gels to help counteract the taste of the whitening gels themselves. They are not flavorful, and since very few peopl... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. April Ziegele
Cosmetic Dentistry 25 years experience
Advil and tylenol (acetaminophen): Sounds like an infected tooth. Make sure you see a dentist soon, to get that infection treated. Until you can get it, try alternating 200mg Ibuprofe... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. April Ziegele
Cosmetic Dentistry 25 years experience
Many: There are several disciplines in dentistry. There is endodontics, and they specialize in root canal therapy. Periodontics specialize in treating the... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. April Ziegele
Cosmetic Dentistry 25 years experience
Perhaps: If your teeth are too small but there is still room to add length and width to them with relation to your bite, then veneers are a good idea. Your den... Read More

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HealthTap member
Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Ziegele is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Ziegele is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your quick reply! Darn. Just like my travertine counterops that are porous. Bye!
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MAM bt wat shud i do now...m feelin helpless,,,cant eat anything...:(
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Wonder what dermatologists would say about my idea?

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Loma Linda University School of Dentistry
Graduated 1997MD

Awards

Top Doctor, First Place, Tacoma, WA - Winter
2013
Most Influential, Third Place, Tacoma, WA - Winter
2013
Thought Leader, Second Place, Tacoma, WA - Winter
2013

Affiliations

American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
International Federation of Esthetic Dentistry
Academy of Comprehensive Esthetics
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