Frequently Asked Dental Questions – Plano, TX
What’s On Your Mind?
Are you curious about any of our services? Do you have concerns about whether you’re taking proper care of your smile at home? Dr. Bonds loves answering all kinds of dental questions, and you’re always free to call if there’s something you want to know. Here are some helpful answers to questions that we tend to hear from many different patients.
How Often Do I Need a Dental Appointment?
You should visit our dental office twice a year, or once every six months. This will give us an opportunity to remove any plaque and tartar on your teeth before they lead to cavities, and it will raise the chances of catching dental problems early long.
How Can You Replace Missing Teeth?
We offer dental bridges made out of tooth-colored materials to fill in the gaps in your smile in a way that looks natural. We’re also partnered with local specialists to help you enjoy the benefits of dental implants. While the actual implant is placed by a surgeon outside our dental office, we can handle the process of designing and placing a dazzling prosthetic to the posts. Call us immediately if there’s empty space in your mouth that needs to be filled.
I’m Afraid of the Dentist; How Can You Help?
We have two types of sedation that we offer to anxious or frightened patients. Nitrous oxide sedation wears off quickly, so it’s a good choice for patients who only have mild dental phobia; those with stronger fears may instead benefit from oral conscious sedation. We can go over both options in more detail while discussing your next appointment.
How Can I Improve My Smile?
When it comes to cosmetic dentistry, the kind of treatment that’s best for you depends on the changes you want to make. Are you hoping to remove discolored spots on your teeth with professional whitening? Are there multiple chips and cracks that you want to hide with veneers? Let us know what’s bothering you about your smile, and we’ll show you the steps you can take
What Should I Do If I Have a Toothache?
If tooth pain doesn’t seem to be caused by something being caught in your smile, chances are it’s linked to decay or an infection. Call our dental office immediately to schedule a same-day emergency appointment. Once we’ve identified the source of your pain, we’ll help you find the quickest path to relief.
Are Dental X-Rays Safe?
Dental X-rays have long been a staple of preventive care, and modern technology has made them safer than ever. Our digital X-rays produce 80% less radiation than traditional X-rays; you’ll have nothing to worry about while we’re examining your jaw for signs of bone loss and decay.
Will You Take My Insurance?
We are in-network with Cigna and Guardian, and we’re also willing to file claims for other insurance providers. Give us a call today to see what sort of benefits your current insurance plan will let you enjoy at our dental office.