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Frequently Asked Questions

Pursuing the dental care you need, whether it’s a simple filling or the cosmetic smile makeover of your dreams, can be intimidating at first. At Terrace Heights Dental Center, Dr. Bonny and the rest of our team are always happy to answer your questions and help you feel confident about your personalized treatment plan. If you don’t find the information you’re looking for below, please don’t hesitate to contact us directly here in Yakima.

Do you see children?

Yes! We enjoy treating whole families and offer services that are a good fit for every age range, including several kid-friendly options like dental sealants, fluoride treatment, athletic mouthguards, and more.

Why are dental implants the right choice for tooth replacement?

Unlike more traditional reconstructive services, dental implants are designed to replace the ENTIRE structure of your natural tooth, including the root that exists underneath the gum line. Your jawbone needs these roots in place, as it can undergo harmful deterioration without it over the years. As a result, patients who undergo implant treatment can expect their new “tooth” to not only feel and look virtually seamless but also benefit their ongoing oral health as well.

My gums are bleeding when I brush and floss. Should I be worried?

Bleeding gums is a tell-tale sign of periodontal (gum) disease and one that should be dealt with as soon as possible. Here at Terrace Heights Dental Center, our team screens for this harmful infection at every regular checkup, and we offer multiple treatment options if necessary to restore health to our patients’ smiles.

Can you help me improve the way my smile looks?

Of course. Dr. Bonny is happy to offer several cosmetic services that can create dazzling transformations for smiles in need, including porcelain veneers, metal-free restorative work, teeth whitening, and more. Better yet, our virtual smile design technology can show you how you’ll look after undergoing any of these options before treatment even begins!

What can BOTOX do for me in a dentist’s office?

Dr. Bonny is proud to offer BOTOX treatment right here in-office for patients in need, and its effects can have multiple benefits. For instance, patients who have recently achieved a more attractive and confident smile might enjoy giving their facial skin a youthful boost as well by reducing visible wrinkles. Additionally, BOTOX is a potential treatment option for TMJ disorder, as it helps to limit nerve movement that can cause involuntary, painful jaw movement.

Do you see dental emergencies?

Yes! Please don’t hesitate to contact our Yakima office if you or a loved one is experiencing a serious dental injury and/or pain. We will find time for you in our schedule as soon as possible.

Will you take my insurance?

Our practice is in-network with four major insurance plans, and we will file claims on behalf of our patients for many more. Please visit our new patients page or contact us directly if you’d like more information.