Apollo Dental Center provides a variety of dental services in Rochester, MN for the entire family. Whatever dental procedure you need, we can provide. Please look at the various services below to learn more about each one and learn how Apollo Dental Center can help you or your family with your dental care needs. From the age of 1 to 91 and more, Apollo Dental Center offers quality dental services to make your teeth clean and sparkling white.
Preventive dental care is the foundation of good oral health—for infants, children, adults, and seniors.
For Infants — Once your baby’s first teeth appear and prior to their first birthday, we offer an infant oral examination that assesses the health of your baby’s mouth and helps you develop a daily program of good oral hygiene. It’s important to begin preventing cavities and gum disease at a young age.
For Children — Children’s teeth need regular dental cleaning and examination. We typically recommend that children visit their dentist every 6 months. Your dentist may also recommend fluoride treatments and sealants as preventive measures.
For Adults and Seniors — Regular dental cleaning and examination is important to the health of your teeth and gums and to your overall health. Your dentist will recommend the appropriate frequency of visits based on your needs. Most patients visit their dentist twice a year.
We diagnose and treat a wide range of periodontal conditions, from inflammation of the gums (gingivitis) to the more advanced stages of periodontal disease (periodontitis). The symptoms of gum disease often go unnoticed by the patient. Early diagnosis and treatment helps prevent premature tooth loss. Our dental hygienists are specially trained to provide the care needed to treat this disease.
Periodontitis causes the destruction of tissue that supports your teeth and not fixing the problem will lead to tooth loss. Your gums should be pink and firm but if they are red or purple, tender, bleeding, or swollen, you may have a periodontal condition.
Periodontal disease has been shown to link to cardiovascular disease and diabetes. It has been shown that keeping periodontal disease under control with treatment can lower your risk. Practicing good oral hygiene is the easiest and best way to prevent a periodontal condition.
Tooth fillings, cracks, decay, or fractures can be repaired with silver fillings or bonded composite material that matches the color of your teeth.
Our dentists perform tooth extractions when necessary (i.e. a non-restorable tooth, an impacted tooth, in preparation for orthodontics/braces). We make every effort to help ensure your comfort during and after the procedure through appropriate use of anesthetics and pain medications.
Teeth can be removed simply or surgically. Dentists perform a simple extraction when they can see the tooth, and it is removed after applying a pain reducing medication. A surgical extraction is performed when the tooth is broken down or not exposed.
Teeth may need to be removed because they are blocked from coming in, the tooth is severely damaged/decayed, or the tooth is impacted/partially erupted.
When the inside of the tooth is diseased or injured, the pulp tissue dies. If this tissue is not removed, the tooth is infected and may cause pain. We provide root canal treatment to save the natural tooth. The dentist removes the diseased pulp, cleans the root canal (the inside chamber of the tooth), and seals it to protect it. Most of the time, a root canal procedure can be done with little or no discomfort in one to two visits.
A dental crown is a custom-made artificial tooth cap that completely covers a chipped, cracked, or damaged tooth. The tooth-shaped “cap” is placed over a tooth to cover the tooth to restore its shape and size, strength, and improve its appearance. The crown, when cemented into place, fully encases the entire visible portion of a tooth above the gum line. Crowns can be made from a number of different materials. All-ceramic crowns are milled out of blocks of solid porcelain to match the shade and color of your tooth. Most commonly, dental crowns are a restoration procedure for teeth needing more structural support and longer lasting protection than cavity fillings. Dental crowns can be used in connection with a variety of restorative procedures.
A dental bridge is a fixed dental restoration used to replace a missing tooth by joining an artificial tooth permanently to adjacent teeth or dental implants. Types of bridges may vary, depending upon how they are fabricated and the way they anchor to the adjacent teeth. Conventionally, bridges are made using the indirect method of restoration. However, bridges can be fabricated directly in the mouth using such materials as composite resin.
Dentures are prosthetic devices designed to replace missing teeth. Conventional dentures are removable; however, there are many different denture designs, some which rely on bonding or clasping onto teeth or dental implants.
Removable Dentures — Removable partial dentures are for patients who are missing some of their teeth on a particular arch.
Fixed Dentures — Fixed partial dentures are made from crowns that are fitted on the remaining teeth to act as abutments and pontics made from materials to resemble the missing teeth.
An oral surgeon will surgically place dental implants to replace missing natural teeth. This may be for a denture, a bridge, or a single tooth. Every situation is different for each patient, but often the preferred treatment for tooth replacement is the dental implant. The dental implant is the most natural feeling way to restore missing teeth and, in theory, the longest lasting restoration.
A dental implant is placed into the jaw as a substitute for a missing tooth root. There is a waiting period for the bone to heal around the titanium post before a tooth can be attached and restored to the implant post.
Our dentists will attach and restore the implant post. Dental implants can support single or multiple crowns or stabilize a denture. Ask your dentist if an implant is an option for you.
We will complete a thorough evaluation to determine the best possible treatment for you, which will be administered by an outside specialist.
A veneer is a thin covering that’s placed over the front of a tooth. Veneers are usually applied to the upper front teeth to correct uneven spaces, smooth out jagged edges, or hide severely discolored teeth. Your dentist can apply veneers in a simple, painless process that takes just a few visits.
Your smile is one of the first things people notice. At Apollo Dental, we’ll help you make a great first impression with a whiter, brighter smile. We offer three professional treatment options that are as safe and gentle as they are effective.
Dental habits are best started as early as possible. Apollo Dental can help your child or children learn dental hygiene for a brighter and healthier future. With an emphasis on preventative care and dental disease diagnosis and treatment, we help your child’s teeth be white, bright, and healthy for years. We also want to make sure that a child’s trust in his or her dentist is established early.
Apollo Dental offers a fun play place for children, as well as sedation dentistry, individualized care, and special needs services. We try our best to organize appointments close together if you have more than one child to schedule for.