Monthly Archives: December 2013

Whitening bonding

Is there a way to whiten dental bonding? My bonding has started picking up stains and I’ve moved since I’ve gotten it so my dentist is in a different state.

Jennifer S.- Fayetteville, AR

Jennifer,

If your bonding is picking up stains it is time to have it re-done.  There is no way to whiten cosmetic dentistry, including dental bonding.

You’ll need to call around and find a dentist who does this procedure in your new area. You could check with some people you know or even call your old dentist and see if he knows anyone. I’d be sure to check their reviews.

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Dentists must give you ALL the options

I had an injury which caused me to lose my tooth and the root. My dentist said it would need to be replaced with a dental implant. It is seriously expensive. Is there no other option?

Harold S. – Wisconsin

Harold,

Yes, there are other options and your dentist should have given them to you even without you asking. In fact, your dentist is ethically obligated to give you all of your options. It is very disturbing that he didn’t.

The option  he gave you is a very good one. Dental implants will feel most like your natural teeth. However, if it is too expensive a treatment for you there are other very viable options.

You could get a dental bridge, a removable partial denture, or a dental flipper. All of these could also be temporary procedures for you while you save up for dental implants if you want that treatment.

This blog is brought to you by Libertyville Dentist Dr. David Potts.