Fillings, Crowns, and Onlays in Midtown, Manhattan
Even with the best home and professional dental care, you may have a broken, cracked, worn, or decayed tooth that your dentist needs to repair. These repairs are called dental restorations and include dental fillings, bonding, crowns, and onlays.
At our Midtown Manhattan dental office, Dr. Helma Philips uses only high-quality, tooth-colored restorations to repair damage and give a natural-looking appearance.
Cosmetic Tooth-Colored Fillings
Dr. Philips is a restorative and cosmetic dentist and an expert at treating dental cavities with white composite resin fillings. With her extensive experience and training, you can expect to be delighted with the results she achieves.
Dr. Philips uses state-of-the-art digital imaging systems to diagnose tooth cavities. After a thorough exam, Dr. Philips will review your digital x-rays, use laser imaging, and take pictures with our intraoral camera. She will use your chairside monitor to share her findings with you and review her treatment recommendations.
Dr. Philips uses only the highest quality composite resin fillings that closely mimic the appearance of tooth enamel and reduce tooth sensitivity. When she matches the shade of the dental filling to your natural tooth color, it will blend seamlessly with your smile.
Midtown NYC patients concerned about their smile's appearance appreciate the natural look our custom-shaded fillings provide.
Cosmetic Dental Bonding
We use the same tooth-colored material for a process called cosmetic dental bonding. Bonding is a conservative and affordable procedure where we add composite resin to a tooth's existing structure to fix small chips and size and shape differences.
Why Choose Porcelain Onlays and Crowns?
When we need to repair a broken or cracked tooth, the best choice is often porcelain onlays and crowns. Cosmetic and restorative dentist Dr. Helma Philips cares about the results and uses only the highest-quality material for her crowns and onlays.
State-of-the-art zirconia and e.max crowns are strong and durable and provide beautiful aesthetic results. These types of metal-free crowns need minimal tooth preparation, preserve natural tooth structure, and do away with the unattractive black line at the gum line.
Zirconia and e.max crowns restore a damaged tooth's function and look like tooth enamel to blend seamlessly with the patient's smile.
Dr. Philips might choose a crown or onlay to restore a tooth when:
- A large filling is present
- A tooth has a hairline crack
- A tooth is worn or broken due to excessive tooth grinding and clenching
Since an onlay covers only part of a tooth, we remove less tooth structure than with a full crown. Like dental crowns, onlays will look natural and function comfortably.
Local, NYC-Made Dental Restorations
Dr. Philips has a trusting relationship with an excellent custom ceramic laboratory located in NYC. In 20 years, she has never sent lab work out of town or overseas.
We can be confident that the lab uses the finest materials and crafts crowns and onlays to Dr. Philips' specifications for the best fit and function.
Post Root Canal Treatment Dental Crowns
We commonly recommend a tooth crown after root canal treatment. The reason is that removing the inner pulp of the tooth can cause it to become brittle and prone to cracking. Since a dental crown is designed to surround the tooth, it protects it from damage and absorbs strong chewing forces.
Learn More about Restorative Dentistry in Midtown, NYC
If you have questions about the appropriate treatment to return comfort, function, and beauty to your smile, contact Advent Dental to arrange an appointment with Dr. Philips.