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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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At Apollonia Dental, we believe in empowering our patients to understand and take charge of their dental care. We want you to understand the dental care procedures and therapies we perform, and we will always discuss your treatment options with you so that you can make a smart, informed decision. We have found that giving patients the tools to improve their own health results in more involved patients and a better commitment to healthcare routines.

The cost of your treatment may vary depending on your individual needs and treatment plan. We will discuss with you the cost of your treatment and each of your available payment plan options before you begin treatment, so that you can make the best choice for you, your smile, and your family. Your smile is yours forever, and we want to make it as easy as possible for you to receive the best dental care whenever you need it. 

Please read through our selection of dental care questions patients often ask about our practice, the services we offer, and dental healthcare in general. If your question is not answered here, we invite you to give us a call or contact us using our convenient online form.

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We accept thousands of major dental insurance plans and chances are pretty good we accept yours!

We accept all fee for service (FFS), preferred provider organization (PPO) health and flexible spending account (HSA, FSA) plans.

Unfortunately, we do NOT currently accept any DMO, HMO, Husky, Medicaid or Medicare.

At Apollonia Dental, our mission is to make quality dentistry more affordable and accessible to patients all over Connecticut. We believe that investing in your health is one of the most important decisions you’ll ever make, and we have a range of savings and financing options available to help you. 

Some of the payment options we offer include:

  • Savings when you pay your total treatment cost at the time you reserve your appointment.
  • The option to split your estimated patient portion (based on your insurance coverage).
  • The option to finance and spread out your payment in a series of six monthly installations.
  • Third-party financing that allows you to pay for your procedure over 6 to 60 months. 

We can submit treatment procedures to your dental insurance company only after your treatment is completed.

Dental insurance companies typically take 2 weeks to 12 weeks or more to pay AFTER your dental treatment is completed.

We ask for your estimated patient portion at the time of treatment so that we may pay our bills (salaries, materials, lab costs, etc.) for providing your care.

Your deposit is used to set aside clinician time as well as to prepare the treatment room, supplies and dental materials exclusively for your care. 

Prevention: Cavities, Oral Cancer, Gum Disease ...

Even the best, most careful brushing and flossing habits can't get all of the bacteria present on your teeth. Hard-to-reach areas such as just below the gumline and in the spaces between teeth don't get clean despite your best efforts. Teeth can have microscopic pits and crevices in which bacteria just love to hide from your toothbrush and dental floss.

Regular cleanings with a dental hygienist allow us to clean these hard-to-reach places for you as well as check the health of your gums and enamel and prevent problems before they can develop into something requiring major treatment procedures. It also gives you the chance to speak to the hygienist and review your home treatment to ensure you are using the best, most effective brushing and flossing techniques and avoiding bad habits that can increase your risk of cavities.

Our professional, gentle hygienists want to help you prevent cavities before they get started. We know how to catch trouble spots and treat them early on before they can become a major problem, and we have a variety of products that we can recommend to help keep your teeth happy and cavity-free. Call our Middleton, CT dental office today to schedule an examination and cleaning!
 

We recommend twice yearly cleanings with a professional dental hygienist for most of our patients. In some cases, more frequent cleanings may be appropriate, and if this is true for you, we will discuss the reasons why.

Call today to schedule your professional cleaning with one of our skilled dental hygienists.
 

There are many factors that contribute to your susceptibility to cavities. Some factors are within your control, such as:

  • Brushing and flossing every day using proper techniques
  • Reducing or eliminating consumption of sugary snacks
  • Limiting consumption of beverages other than water
  • Minimizing between-meal snacking
  • Not smoking
  • Maintaining a healthy, low-sugar diet

However, there are other factors that can increase the risk of cavities. Genetics, medical certain medical conditions, current medications, and pH imbalance can all increase your chances of getting a cavity.

If you are practicing proper oral hygiene habits and have modified your diet but are still getting cavities, talk to us. We specialize in additional methods of cavity prevention. There are a wide range of products we can recommend to help, depending on what other factors are causing the cavities.

During your exam and cleaning, we can evaluate your specific circumstances and perform saliva tests and other diagnostic procedures. Based on your results, we can help you add products to your daily brushing and flossing routine that can reduce the acid and bacteria levels in your mouth, strengthen weakened enamel, or even replace healthy bacteria you may be lacking.

Cavity prevention goes far beyond brushing, flossing, and flouride these days. If you struggle with cavities despite your best efforts, call to schedule an exam and cleaning at our conveniently located dentist office in Middleton, CT, and we'll help you take the next step toward oral health.
 

That’s great news! Keep up the good work!

Even with the best brushing habits, it’s practically impossible to completely remove all the plaque from your teeth. There are several areas, especially between your teeth and along the gumline, that are difficult to reach with a toothbrush and dental floss. Over time, the plaque in these areas will harden into tartar, which can only be removed with professional instruments. If the tartar is not removed, the result will be cavities and gum disease.

Additionally, cleanings are a great time to touch base with your hygienist about your home care routine and discuss any concerns you might have.

Call today to schedule your next cleaning.
 

Cavities are caused by bacteria on the enamel of your teeth. Over time, this bacteria softens the hard enamel, causing decay, toothaches, and other problems. The best way to treat decay is to prevent it before it starts!

Regular dental visits and cleanings are an important part of cavity prevention. The harmful bacteria in your mouth can repopulate in as little as three months after a cleaning. Most dental insurance covers cleanings every six months; depending on many factors including genetics, oral health, and the condition of your enamel and your susceptibility to tartar build-up, we may recommend more frequent cleanings if necessary.

Proper home care is also important. By avoiding sugary snacks, brushing and flossing regularly and with the correct techniques, and eating a variety of healthy foods you can help prevent enamel decay that will eventually become cavities. Other factors such as certain medications, oral appliances, smoking and frequent consumption of drinks other than water can increase your risk of cavities. You may need to take additional steps to counter this.

Call our office today to schedule your first exam and cleaning. We will evaluate your risk for cavities, and if you are interested, we can create a customized oral care plan to reduce the chances of decay getting the best of you and your enamel.
 

X-rays help us to get a clear picture of what’s going on in your mouth in the places we can’t see, such as beneath your enamel, under your gumline or in the bone. These are the places where early signs of decay and gum disease first show up, and spotting them early helps us to create a treatment plan now to prevent further complications down the road. X-rays of the jaw bone and joint can also help us set a baseline and evaluate changes that could be benign or harmful tumors.

At Apollonia Dental, your safety is important to us, and that’s why we have made the switch to digital x-rays. These x-rays not only provide us with better images for improved diagnostics, but they also use up to 90% less radiation than film x-rays. The following is an except from an article about dental x-rays:

"A typical dental x-ray exposes you to only about 0.5 to 3 mrem. The average person gets approximately 360 mrem every year from outside, background sources alone. These outside sources include but are not limited to radioactive materials in foods, on earth and in outer space. The maximum on the job yearly exposure for Canadian and American radiation workers has been set at 5,000 millirems. Low doses over a period of time are not as harmful as large doses at once because over time the body can recover.

Examples of everyday radiation that you may not realize you are exposed to include living in a brick house (about 10 mrem per year), cooking with natural gas (about 10 mrem per year), and sleeping next to someone else (about 2 mrem per year). All of us have small amounts of naturally occuring radioactive materials in our bodies. You can even get the equivalent radiation of two dental radiographs just from a short plane ride like from Windsor to Toronto and an entire day in the sun is comparable with twenty dental x-rays. "

This above segment is a partial reprint from The Windsor Star newspaper "Ask the Dentist" column.

For more information on x-rays, please ask our team members for more information at your next visit. 

Oral cancer traditionally has a low survival rate, primarily because it is caught too late, when the cancer is too far advanced to respond well to treatment. By carefully examining your mouth on a regular basis for any early abnormalities or potential signs of oral cancer, we can determine if further testing, including biopsy, is necessary. Early discovery of oral cancer gives you your best chances of survival and treatment.

You can also help detect oral cancer by keeping up your mouth's overall health. With a healthy mouth, gums, and tongue, you will be better able to detect abnormalities such as sore spots or lesions that do not heal on their own in a few weeks. If you have any lingering sores on your gums, tongue, or cheeks, be sure to mention it at your next exam. It may be an early sign of oral cancer.

With early detection and proper treatment, oral cancer is survivable. Your Middleton, CT dentist Dr. Singh wants to give you your best chance at survival, and if we detect anything suspicious, we will discuss treatment options with you. Call to schedule an exam today to screen for oral cancer and to learn how to keep your mouth happy and healthy.
 

Dental Implant, Post and Crown

Missing teeth are a huge problem.

The roots of your teeth stimulate your jaw to constantly rebuild itself to hold the roots in place. When you lose a tooth, this process stops, and the bone begins to deteriorate and reabsorb. In time, this effect spreads, damaging your remaining teeth and leading to further tooth loss.

As you lose more teeth, you’ll begin to have difficulty eating fresh, healthy foods and your overall health will suffer. Missing teeth are also a factor in developing periodontal disease, a serious condition that has been linked to other systemic diseases including strokes, heart disease, diabetes, and pancreatic cancer. Additionally, concern over your appearance and the stigma related to missing teeth could lead to depression or social anxiety.

One way to stop this chain reaction is to replace your missing teeth with dental implants. The metal implant actually integrates into your jawbone and stimulates the bone to repair itself.

If you are missing teeth, call us today to learn more about dental implants and find out how they can help you.
 

We are able to place about 95% of all dental impants right here in our office. Call our office for a consultation if you are considering dental implants.

While dentures can replace your missing teeth and improve the aesthetics of your smile, there are some things that they can't do.

Dental implants permanently replace missing teeth with artificial teeth that look and function just like the real thing. Dental implants become a permanent part of your mouth. The metal post integrates into your jaw and prevents bone loss, a function not shared by dentures. Additionally, you can care for your implants the same way you would your own teeth, and you'll never have to worry about your food choices or an appliance accidentally slipping at an inconvenient moment.

Call Apollonia Dental today to schedule a consultation to learn more about dental implants.
 

A full mouth reconstruction can involve several procedures to repair, replace, and improve the appearance of your teeth. Some of the most common procedures we use include:

  • Porcelain crowns
  • Dental implants
  • Partials or dentures
  • Bridges
  • Bonding
  • Composite resin fillings

We are happy to discuss your needs and your goals with you and create a treatment plan to help restore your smile and transform your appearance. Give us a call today to schedule your consultation with Middletown dentist Dr. Aditya Singh.
 

Cosmetic Dentistry

In general, most dental insurance plans do not cover cosmetic dentistry procedures done only to enhance the appearance of your smile. However, if your procedure also serves to improve the functionality of your teeth, it may be covered, depending on your coverage.
If we are treating other issues, we will be happy to work with your insurance plan to see if cosmetic restorations such as composite fillings and porcelain crowns are an option.

Once you and your Middleton, CT dentist Dr. Singh have created a cosmetic dental treatment plan, we can help you contact your insurance and find out which procedures are covered and how much your insurance company will pay.

Even if your insurance company does not cover your procedure, we offer a range of financing options to help you pay for your procedures, even if your credit isn't the best. Our financial coordinator will help you choose the financing option that works for you. We have several options available and can help you through the application process. Be sure to ask us about the Apollonia Dental Savings Plan!

Bad credit or lack of insurance coverage doesn’t need to stop you from having the smile you dream of. Call us today to schedule a consultation and find out what options are available to restore your smile!
 

We recommend implants for many reasons. Missing teeth can lead to loss of jawbone density and shifting of your remaining teeth, but most of us are just as concerned, if not more concerned, with the appearance of our smile. Unsightly gaps from missing teeth can make you embarrassed or ashamed to smile, eat, or talk around other people. We all want a beautiful, healthy looking smile. Dental implants can help us give you that smile.

Surgical dental implants are an excellent choice to restore missing teeth, which not only gives you a better looking smile, but also improves the health of your mouth and jaw and restores tooth function.

Surgical implants are very versatile and can be used in a wide range of treatments to match your individual needs, whether you just need to replace one or two missing teeth or need a full mouth restoration. Implants can be used to anchor crowns and bridges as well as fixed and removable dentures. No matter what your situation is, our Middletown, CT dental office is ready to help you create a treatment plan to give you the smile you want.

Call today to schedule a consultation and let us work with you to create a brighter smile through dental implants!
 

No matter how vigilantly you brush, teeth tend to yellow over time. Certain foods such as coffee, curry, and red wine, as well as tobacco, can speed up the process and cause staining. If dull, stained, or yellowed teeth are making you reluctant to smile, Apollonia Dental is ready to help.

Our dental office in Middleton, CT offers several teeth whitening options ranging from home treatments to office treatments, including laser whitening. We can help you pick a teeth whitening regimen that fits your lifestyle and desired results.

Home teeth whitening treatments consist of custom-fitted trays that are filled with a special whitening gel and placed over your teeth to brighten your smile while you sleep. For deeper staining or yellowing we can perform a series of in-office whitening treatments using stronger solutions or laser whitening that can give you stunning results! No matter what your situation, we’re ready to help improve your smile.

Dr. Singh will perform an examination and discuss the options available to help you select the treatment that works best for you. Call our office to schedule a consultation and start on the path to a bright, sparkling smile that you’ll be proud to show the world!
 

Bonding is a cosmetic and restorative process used to repair broken teeth and areas of decay as well as to cover cosmetic defects such as cracked or chipped teeth, gaps, and teeth that are too short or oddly shaped. Bonding uses a soft, malleable resin that is matched to your natural tooth color and applied directly to your tooth. The resin is shaped to create the desired aesthetic and then cured with a UV light to harden the resin and bond it to your tooth.

Bonding is a good choice to correct minor cosmetic issues. Unlike crowns or veneers, it requires minimal preparation of the teeth and can usually be performed in just one visit. It can also be part of a full-mouth restoration, in combination with other procedures we offer. Dr. Singh will work with you to ensure the results will be long-lasting and meet your expectations.

If your smile isn’t quite what you want it to be, our office can create a treatment plan to fix it and give you the aesthetic you deserve. Everyone should be proud of their smile! Call and schedule a consultation appointment today to determine if bonding is the right solution for you and your teeth.
 

A dental crown is an artificial tooth created to replace damaged or missing teeth. If your tooth is damaged or eroded but still has enough material remaining, the traditional treatment is a single crown cemented to the natural tooth or to a build-up. The crown can be made of various metals, porcelain, ceramic, acrylic, or porcelain-bonded-to-metal, depending on the location of the tooth and personal preference.

A bridge is used when a tooth is already missing or is weakened or damaged to the point of needing an extraction. A bridge consists of a central solid crown with hollow crowns on either side that are cemented to healthy (abutment) teeth on either side of the missing tooth. If there are healthy teeth on only one side of the missing tooth, a cantilever bridge can be used, creating multiple abutment teeth on one side to ensure a firm anchor.

The choice between a crown and a bridge depends on your individual situation. We will be happy to coordinate with you to choose the best option. Surgical dental implants can also be combined with crowns and bridges for a sturdy, permanent restoration of missing teeth. Call our office today for a consultation with Dr. Singh to determine the treatment plan that’s right for you.
 

A full mouth reconstruction can involve several procedures to repair, replace, and improve the appearance of your teeth. Some of the most common procedures we use include:

  • Porcelain crowns
  • Dental implants
  • Partials or dentures
  • Bridges
  • Bonding
  • Composite resin fillings

We are happy to discuss your needs and your goals with you and create a treatment plan to help restore your smile and transform your appearance. Give us a call today to schedule your consultation with Middletown dentist Dr. Aditya Singh.
 

Severely Worn or Broken Teeth

Missing teeth are a huge problem.

The roots of your teeth stimulate your jaw to constantly rebuild itself to hold the roots in place. When you lose a tooth, this process stops, and the bone begins to deteriorate and reabsorb. In time, this effect spreads, damaging your remaining teeth and leading to further tooth loss.

As you lose more teeth, you’ll begin to have difficulty eating fresh, healthy foods and your overall health will suffer. Missing teeth are also a factor in developing periodontal disease, a serious condition that has been linked to other systemic diseases including strokes, heart disease, diabetes, and pancreatic cancer. Additionally, concern over your appearance and the stigma related to missing teeth could lead to depression or social anxiety.

One way to stop this chain reaction is to replace your missing teeth with dental implants. The metal implant actually integrates into your jawbone and stimulates the bone to repair itself.

If you are missing teeth, call us today to learn more about dental implants and find out how they can help you.
 

Dr. Singh is skilled in the art and science of full mouth restorations. Whether the damage was caused by disease, decay, or injury, we will work with you to create a treatment plan that will repair your teeth and return them to full functionality. You’ll love your new smile.

Call today to schedule your complimentary consultation.
 

A full mouth reconstruction can involve several procedures to repair, replace, and improve the appearance of your teeth. Some of the most common procedures we use include:

  • Porcelain crowns
  • Dental implants
  • Partials or dentures
  • Bridges
  • Bonding
  • Composite resin fillings

We are happy to discuss your needs and your goals with you and create a treatment plan to help restore your smile and transform your appearance. Give us a call today to schedule your consultation with Middletown dentist Dr. Aditya Singh.
 

Six Month Braces

Six Month Smiles is designed to straighten your front teeth only and does not involve the back teeth, which significantly shortens your treatment time. It uses gentle forces to steadily – and comfortably – move your teeth into their correct positions. 

Many adults are in the same situation.

We also understand your concerns about metal braces. You want to maintain a mature, professional image, and we respect that.

Apollonia Dental in Middletown, CT offers Six Month Smiles, a state-of-the-art braces system that uses clear braces to move your teeth into their correct position over just six months.

We would be happy to examine your teeth and discuss your goals to determine whether the Six Month Smiles system is right for you. Give us a call today to schedule your appointment with Dr. Singh!
 

Migraine and Clenching Treatment

If you’ve been trying to treat your migraines for years with little success, you might be one of millions of Americans whose migraines are triggered by teeth clenching during sleep.

When your teeth clench, the muscles in your temples contract, irritating your nerves and triggering migraines.

We offer a simple solution. The NTI-tss Plus is a small appliance worn between the front teeth while you sleep. It changes the position of your jaw, preventing your back teeth from touching so your muscles don’t contract. In clinical trials, the FDA-approved device was shown to reduce migraine frequency by 77% in 82% of migraine patients.

Call us today to learn more about how NTI-tss Plus could change your life.
 

Gum Disease

While early gum disease, or gingivitis, is usually reversible with no permanent damage through changes in hygiene habits and the addition of antimicrobial products, once it progresses to the advanced stage known as periodontitis, the damage to your gums and bone can only be repaired through surgery. There are several forms of treatment available, however, depending on how far the disease has progressed, and these can stop periodontal disease and prevent further damage.

At Apollonia Dental, your dental office in Middleton, CT, we take the health of your gums very seriously. Gum disease is a chronic, progressive disease that has been linked to other serious systemic diseases, and we’ll work hard to help you prevent it from ever starting. There are several ways you can work at home to help prevent gum disease, and we will review the changes you can make in addition to in-office procedures such as deep cleanings. Treatments are available to stop the progression of gum disease, and we will discuss these with you and provide our recommendations.

If you have any symptoms of gum disease or think you may have gum disease, call to schedule an appointment today. The sooner gum disease is caught and treated, the easier and simpler the treatment will be and the lower the permanent impact on your oral health will be.
 

In addition to causing inflammation, infection, and possible tooth and bone loss in your mouth, gum disease can contribute to other medical problems, not limited to your oral health. Studies have shown gum disease may increase the risk of many health conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, stroke, heart attacks, and certain forms of cancer.

Some studies have determined a correlation between gum disease and reproductive problems. It can lead to low birth weight and pre-term births in pregnant women. The infection in your gums can spread to other areas of the body, leading to systemic problems. Advanced gum disease can also contribute to poor nutrition, as the soreness, inflammation and tooth loss can make eating difficult and painful.

At Apollonia Dental, we take gum disease very seriously. Prevention and early treatment is important not just to your oral health, but to your overall health. Our staff is trained in spotting early signs of gum disease and the best ways to treat it. We can teach you how you can prevent gum disease through proper home care routines, dietary choices, and regular check-ups and cleanings at our Middleton, CT dental office.

Call and schedule an exam and cleaning today and learn how to prevent gum disease tomorrow!
 

Gum disease is a threat, not just to your oral health, but to your overall health and wellness. Prevention of gum disease is a high priority of ours: an ounce of prevention is definitely worth a pound of cure where this disease is concerned!

While some factors that affect your risk for developing gum disease like your gender, your age, and your genetics are outside of your control, there are many steps you can take in your daily life to reduce your risk of gum disease, such as:

  • Brushing and flossing as directed using good technique (one of our skilled dental hygienists will be happy to discuss proper brushing and flossing technique with you!)
  • Visiting our office at least twice a year for your professional cleanings (more often if it is determined necessary)
  • Not smoking
  • Eating a variety of nutritious foods including plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables
  • Drinking plenty of water
  • Reducing stress
  • Avoiding clenching or grinding your teeth (we can help!)

We’re happy to help you develop a home-care routine that, combined with regular office visits, will give you the best chance at keeping gum disease at bay. Give our Middleton, CT dental office a call to schedule an appointment.

 

Gum disease is caused by untreated plaque and tartar on your teeth. Over time, the bacteria in the plaque and tartar causes inflammation, which leads to bleeding and soreness of the gums. This is the early stage of gum disease known as gingivitis. Gingivitis can usually be treated with regular brushing and flossing as well as regular cleanings to remove the plaque and tartar causing the gingivitis. At this stage, gum disease can be reversed with no permanent damage to your teeth or gums.

If gingivitis is left unchecked, it can worsen into the more severe form of gum disease known as periodontitis. In periodontitis the inflammation causes your gums to pull away from the teeth, creating “pockets.” These pockets become infected as plaque spreads below the gumline. The bacteria coupled with your body's immune response to the infection can cause damage to your teeth and the surrounding bone and gum tissue.

Periodontitis can sometimes be treated with a deep cleaning by a dental hygienist that includes scaling and root planing. Sometimes, antibacterial medications are helpful. If the pockets remain after scaling and root planing, surgery may be necessary to correct the pockets and prevent future infection. Periodontitis can also lead to tooth loss if left untreated and may require bone or tissue grafts if severe enough.

Call today to schedule an appointment for a cleaning to help prevent gum disease.
 

If it is caught and treated early enough, gum disease does not require surgery. However, if you have advanced periodontitis, the only way to treat your gum disease is with gum flap surgery.

Gum flap surgery consists of opening the gums to remove the tartar that has built up in the infected pockets. Once the tooth is clean, the gums are sutured snugly against the tooth. As the gums heal from surgery, they should heal against the tooth, eliminating the pockets created by the periodontitis. This procedure can alter the appearance of your teeth, making them look longer.

In cases of severe periodontitis involving loss of bone and gum tissue, we may recommend a bone or tissue graft to replace this lost mass. Bone grafting consists of placement of either synthetic bone or healthy bone material from another site to encourage bone regrowth. Tissue grafting is similar, using natural or synthetic tissue to replace lost gum tissue.

The success rates of bone and tissue grafts depend on many factors, including your dedication to home care, overall health, and how far the gum disease has progressed. We will do whatever we can to maximize your chance of successful grafts.

Contact our office to schedule an appointment if you think you have gum disease or if you need immediate treatment for gum disease.
 

Fillings & Restorations

In most cases, no. Metal fillings are safe and durable.

If, however, you are experiencing problems with your metal fillings including:

  • Leaking fillings
  • Loose fillings
  • Broken fillings
  • Sensitivity around your fillings

or if your fillings are highly visible and you’d like to improve the aesthetics, please give us a call to schedule an appointment with Dr. Singh.
 

A full mouth reconstruction can involve several procedures to repair, replace, and improve the appearance of your teeth. Some of the most common procedures we use include:

  • Porcelain crowns
  • Dental implants
  • Partials or dentures
  • Bridges
  • Bonding
  • Composite resin fillings

We are happy to discuss your needs and your goals with you and create a treatment plan to help restore your smile and transform your appearance. Give us a call today to schedule your consultation with Middletown dentist Dr. Aditya Singh.
 

While metal restorations were the standard for decades, we believe that composite resin fillings are a superior product in many ways.

  1. Composite resin fillings can be shaded to match the color of your teeth perfectly, allowing them to blend in and become virtually invisible.
  2. Even when large amounts of restoration are involved (such as during a root canal), composite resin fillings won’t discolor your teeth.
  3. Composite resin fillings require less tooth prep, which means less removal of healthy tooth structure.
  4. Composite resin fillings actually bond to your tooth from the inside, strengthening and supporting the tooth.
  5. Because they are composed of resin instead of metal, composite fillings do not expand and contract in response to heat, which can cause metal fillings to become loose over time or even cause cracks in your teeth.
     

Sleep Apnea Treatment

It’s estimated that about half of those diagnosed with sleep apnea are unable to tolerate CPAP therapy for a variety of reasons.

We can still provide relief from the symptoms of sleep apnea and keep you breathing comfortably all night long.

If you’ve been diagnosed with sleep apnea, give us a call and ask about the TAP appliance. This custom-made appliance holds your jaw forward, preventing the obstruction that causes you to stop breathing so you can get a good night’s sleep as well as preventing the other complications that are associated with untreated sleep apnea.
 

Digital X-Rays

X-rays help us to get a clear picture of what’s going on in your mouth in the places we can’t see, such as beneath your enamel, under your gumline or in the bone. These are the places where early signs of decay and gum disease first show up, and spotting them early helps us to create a treatment plan now to prevent further complications down the road. X-rays of the jaw bone and joint can also help us set a baseline and evaluate changes that could be benign or harmful tumors.

At Apollonia Dental, your safety is important to us, and that’s why we have made the switch to digital x-rays. These x-rays not only provide us with better images for improved diagnostics, but they also use up to 90% less radiation than film x-rays. The following is an except from an article about dental x-rays:

"A typical dental x-ray exposes you to only about 0.5 to 3 mrem. The average person gets approximately 360 mrem every year from outside, background sources alone. These outside sources include but are not limited to radioactive materials in foods, on earth and in outer space. The maximum on the job yearly exposure for Canadian and American radiation workers has been set at 5,000 millirems. Low doses over a period of time are not as harmful as large doses at once because over time the body can recover.

Examples of everyday radiation that you may not realize you are exposed to include living in a brick house (about 10 mrem per year), cooking with natural gas (about 10 mrem per year), and sleeping next to someone else (about 2 mrem per year). All of us have small amounts of naturally occuring radioactive materials in our bodies. You can even get the equivalent radiation of two dental radiographs just from a short plane ride like from Windsor to Toronto and an entire day in the sun is comparable with twenty dental x-rays. "

This above segment is a partial reprint from The Windsor Star newspaper "Ask the Dentist" column.

For more information on x-rays, please ask our team members for more information at your next visit. 

Sedation Dentistry

We understand. Millions of Americans share your fear of the dentist and, sadly, aren’t getting the care they need. We want to change that.

Our office truly goes the extra mile to help our patients feel welcome, safe, and relaxed. We will care for you in the same way we would care for our own family and even offer beverage service, blankets, and paraffin hand waxes. You’ll feel like you’re at a specialty spa instead of a dental office!

Dr. Singh is skilled in the art of sedation dentistry, which uses medication to help your mind and body calm down and sink into a state of deeper relaxation. We are happy to discuss this with you and address your needs ahead of your appointment. Simply give us a call, and we’ll have a conversation about how we can help you get the care you need.
 

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