FAQ

I wake up every morning with a sore jaw, what’s the problem?

You may react to stress by unknowingly grinding your teeth or clenching your jaw while you sleep. A sore jaw when you awaken can be a symptom of this condition, medically known as bruxism. Our doctors treat bruxism with a custom-made oral appliance called a nightguard. This comfortable, easy-to-use piece of acrylic prevents grinding and clenching so that you awaken rested and comfortable. Call today to schedule a consultation.

Dental visits make me nervous, what can you do to help?

Many people experience anxiety when it comes to going to the dentist. We can offer a form of oral sedation to give you comfort and peace during the exam. At your first appointment, our doctors can talk to you about these anxiety concerns discuss dental sedation options with you.

Do you use or place tooth-colored fillings?

That is the only kind of filling we place at both locations. We use composite resin exclusively to restore teeth marred by decay. These fillings are custom-tinted to match your natural smile. The composite resin is durable, natural looking, environmentally friendly, and safe.

Is teeth whitening safe?

Yes, absolutely. Teeth whitening, when administered by a dental professional, is a safe and popular way to brighten up your smile. We offer in-office and take-home whitening kits meant to remove stains and whiter, brighter smiles. Contact our office to schedule your appointment.

What are my options to replace missing teeth?

At Bonness Family Dentistry, we offer crown and bridgework, dentures, partial replacements, and dental implants to restore your smile. Implants provide a long-lasting alternative that is very closely aligned with the structure, feel and durability of a natural tooth. At your first appointment, our doctors will discuss all the options with you, and together, decide on the best plan of action for your teeth.