Dr. George Sonbol, DDS

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How can we help you?

You have a lot of things to consider when it comes to your oral health care. Fortunately, we're here to help you figure out all the details and get you the information you need. We take pride in helping our patients stay informed and educated about the benefits of good oral health care.

We’re here to answer all your questions. Before we begin any treatment, we’ll explain everything in detail so you know exactly what to expect.

Here are a few of the questions we’re asked most often, but you most likely have others. Please don’t hesitate to call our office or fill out our handy online contact form, and we’ll be happy to help.

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Absolutely! We look forward to welcoming you to our practice so you can get to know us and learn more about our exceptional dental care. We're sure that after just one visit you'll see what sets us apart from other dental practices in the area!

Dental care should be a priority for everyone, but we understand that sometimes financial considerations are a big part of the treatment you choose. We’re sensitive to this, and we will work with you to find the solutions that fit your needs.

We accept most types of dental insurance, and we are a preferred provider for several plans. We suggest you contact our office if you have specific questions about your insurance. Insurance can be complicated and, as a courtesy, we will complete and submit your insurance forms to help you receive the maximum reimbursement. 

We’re also happy to accept cash and checks, as well as MasterCard, Visa, and Discover payments. CareCredit is a healthcare credit card that you can use to pay for your dental treatment. If you’re interested, you can apply online, or we’ll be happy to help you with the paperwork next time you visit us.

Please don’t ever hesitate to contact us about your insurance or financing questions. We’re here to help!

Managing your dental health should not be dependent on financial considerations. We never want you to go without important treatment, and we're more than happy to work with you so you can get the care you need without stress or worry.

We accept all the usual forms of payment – cash, check, and major credit cards. We're also happy to accept CareCredit, a healthcare credit card that is easy to apply for and can be used for dental treatment as well as a wide variety of wellness services.

Don't let finances compromise your oral health. We will work with you to make arrangements that make sense for you.

We want to tell you about the infection control procedures we follow in our practice to keep patients and staff safe during COVID-19. Our office follows infection control recommendations made by the American Dental Association (ADA), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). We follow activites of these agencies so that we are up-to-date on any new rulings or guidence that may be issued. We do this to make sure that our infection control procedures are current and adhere to each agencies' recommendations.

You may see some changes when it is time for your next appointment. We made these changes to help protect our patients and staff. For example:

  • Our office will communicate with you beforehand to ask some screening questions. You'll be asked those same questions again when you are in the office.
  • Upon arrival, we ask you to use our hand sanitizer station.
  • You may see that our waiting room will no longer offer magazines, children's toys and so forth, since those items are difficult to clean and disinfect.
  • We recommend upon arrival to remain in your vehicle and text/call our office and we will let you know whenever our team is ready for you. If you find that to be not practical for you, you are welcome to wait at our reception area. Just be aware that our maximum capacity for our reception area is two patients at a time.
  • We understand that many of you have been waiting in anticipation for your treatment to be completed and delivered. Your safety and our staff's safety remains to be a priority. Appointments will be managed to allow for social distancing between patients. That might mean that you're offered fewer options for scheduling your appointment. We will do our best to allow greater time between patients to reduce waiting times for you, as well as to reduce the number of patients in the reception area at any one time.
  • We ask you to please honor our NO companion policy. Companions will be permitted in our waiting room for extreme exceptions only and must be pre-approved before arriving.

Our hygiene department will start accepting patients back for their routine hygiene appointments effective 05/20/2020. Please feel free to call/email our office when you are ready to schedule your appointment.

We look forward to seeing you again and are happy to answer any questions you may have about the steps we take to keep you, and every patient, safe in our practice. To make an appointment, please call our office at (407)706-7000 or visit our website at www.midtownmoderndentistry.com.
Thank you for being our patient. We value your trust and loyalty and look forward to welcoming back our patients, neighbors and friends.

Sincerely,
George Sonbol and Team

General Dentistry

At Midtown Modern Dentistry, dental x-rays are a key diagnostic tool because they help us detect developing problems before they can compromise your oral health.

Advances in dental technology include the use of digital radiography, where exposure is reduced by as much as 90% compared to traditional film dental x-rays. Digital x-rays are not just safer to use, though. They are also preferable to traditional x-rays because they give us a much more precise picture of what’s going on inside your teeth.

When considering the amount of exposure from x-rays, it’s good to remember that we’re exposed to some level of radiation all the time. The sun constantly exposes us to radiation. But the consensus among dental professionals is that the small additional exposure that occurs with dental x-rays is dramatically offset by its diagnostic benefits. However, your safety is still of the utmost importance to us, and we provide all patients with a lead-lined apron for an extra layer of protection.

We want you to be comfortable with every aspect of your treatment at our Altamonte Springs dental office. If you still have any concerns about the safety of dental x-rays, please don’t hesitate to contact us. A knowledgeable member of our professional team will be happy to answer all your questions.

Complete and Partial Dentures

It’s very common to be concerned about this problem, but we do have options that will stabilize your new dentures. Altamonte Springs dentist Dr. George Sonbol understands that having a sense of security about your dentures is important to your self confidence. Who wants to deal with slipping dentures when you’re in the middle of a meal with family or friends?

Advances in dental technology have not only improved the appearance of modern dentures, but contributed to their stability as well. Today’s dentures allow for a snug fit that is a vast improvement over dentures made years ago.

In the past, the only option denture wearers had for stabilizing dentures was messy adhesives that were not very effective. Dental implants helps secure both full and partial dentures and keep them right where they belong.

The implant acts as a stable base because it actually fuses with the bone and tissue in your jaw. Dr. Sonbol works with our lab to create dentures that are designed to attach to the implants, keeping the dentures securely in place.

The implants create a stable base when attached to your new dentures, and an implant-retained denture eliminates the problem of slipping or shifting. Dentures retained with dental implants also allow you the freedom to eat foods that are normally off-limits for denture wearers. 

If you still have questions about dental implants, please give us a call and we'll be happy to arrange a consultation. We are sensitive to your needs and will be happy to discuss both options to determine which best fits your lifestyle and budget. 

Periodontal Therapy

The general recommendation for cleanings is once every six months. Some patients may need more frequent cleanings if we find periodontal disease or a tendency to build plaque. Regular dental cleanings and periodic examinations also allow Dr. Sonbol and our team to identify and treat problems when they are small and less expensive to fix.

Routine cleanings and exams aren't just a good idea; they are essential if your goal is to experience good dental health. Making and keeping regular appointments for cleanings can make the difference between a lifetime of healthy teeth and dental problems that never seem to end.

You may wonder why it’s important to have a professional cleaning if you already take care of your teeth. The reason is that no matter how well and how often you brush and floss, there are places where your toothbrush just can’t reach. Using special instruments, our dental hygienist can get into all the tiny spaces that tend to be missed when you brush at home.

Regular thorough dental cleanings are the best defense you have against cavities and gum disease. Please call our Altamonte Springs dental office and we’ll be happy to get you set up with your next dental cleaning appointment.

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers placed at our Altamonte Springs dental office look incredibly natural. One of the reasons that veneers look so natural is that they are made of high-quality dental porcelain. Porcelain is a good choice for many cosmetic dental applications because it has a beautiful, lustrous quality that looks very similar to natural tooth enamel.

Porcelain is also an excellent material for veneers because it can be color-matched to the shade of your own teeth. Once placed, veneers can be adjusted to a suitable shape and size that creates a realistic appearance and blends seamlessly with your own teeth.

Veneers are ultra-thin wafers of porcelain that are bonded securely to the surface of your teeth. Porcelain veneers are popular with both dentists and patients because they are so versatile. They are commonly used to correct a number of cosmetic dental flaws like severely stained teeth, gaps between teeth, and teeth that are crowded or slightly misaligned.

Dr. Sonbol will take your facial structure and coloring into account and create porcelain veneers that look right for your face and enhance your appearance. Please don’t hesitate to contact our office if you would like more information about veneers and how they can benefit you.

Children's Dentistry

We recommend that your child come in for their first visit once all their baby teeth have erupted – usually around age three. The sooner we start seeing your child, the better the odds for helping them enjoy a lifetime of happy, healthy smiles.

Our ultimate goal is to help your child develop healthy dental habits. But during the first few visits, our focus is on helping your child get used to our team and the new surroundings. 

We really enjoy working with kids, and we’ll take things nice and slow. We’ll introduce your child gradually to all the new sights and sounds of a dental office. Your child will learn that visits to the dentist can be fun – we’ll even count their teeth and let them take a ride in our dental chair.

It’s understandable that you may feel a little overwhelmed about your child's first visit. This is a huge step! You can rest easy knowing that our team always makes it a point to treat children with friendly care and respect for their unique needs

Our team would love the opportunity to start your child off with a good feeling about caring for their teeth. Please contact our Altamonte Springs dental office to arrange their exciting first visit!

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Dear Patients,

Our community has been through a lot over the last few months, and all of us are looking forward to resuming our normal habits and routines. While many things have changed, one thing has remained the same: our commitment to your safety.

Infection control has always been a top priority for our practice and you may have seen this during your visits to our office. Our infection control processes are made so that when you receive care, it's both safe and comfortable. Please read our COVID-19 FAQ to learn more about our infection control procedures and how appointments will work moving forward.