Fillings, Crowns, and Onlays
Even with the best home and professional dental care, teeth sometimes sustain decay or damage that requires repair. These repairs are dental restorations, and typically include fillings, bonding, crowns, and onlays.
At our Midtown Manhattan dental office, Dr. Helma Philips uses high-quality, tooth-colored restorations to complement the smile and repair any trauma or decay.
Aesthetic Tooth-Colored Fillings
Dr. Philips, as a restorative and cosmetic dentist, is an expert at treating dental cavities with white composite fillings.
Dr. Philips uses state of the art imaging systems to diagnose the dental cavities. After a thorough examination, Dr. Philips will review your digital x-rays, laser detection imaging, and intraoral camera pictures. She will show you all the findings on the screen and review the recommended treatment with you.
Dr. Philips uses only the finest brand and new generation of composite fillings, achieving a
perfect color match and diminishing tooth sensitivity. The natural look of Dr. Philips' restorations delights our Midtown NYC patients.
Cosmetic Dental Bonding
For small chips or irregularity in teeth, cosmetic dental bonding uses the same tooth-colored composite Dr. Philips employs for tooth fillings. Bonding is conservative and adds to the existing tooth structure to cover minor flaws.
Why Choose Porcelain Onlays and Crowns?
When a tooth needs restoration due to breakage or a fracture, the best choices often are porcelain onlays and crowns. Cosmetic and restorative dentist Dr. Helma Philips uses only the highest-quality porcelain for her onlays and crowns.
She delivers state-of-the-art zirconia and e.max crowns achieving superior protection and unmatched cosmetic results. The new zirconia and e.max crowns require minimal tooth preparation, preserving the natural tooth structure, and are metal-free to eliminate an unsightly black line by the gum edge. Not only is the function of the damaged tooth restored, but patients don’t see a difference between the crown and their natural teeth.
Dr. Philips might choose a crown or onlay to restore a tooth when:
- A large filling is present
- The tooth has a hairline crack
- The tooth is broken due to excessive grinding and clenching
An onlay covers part of the tooth and requires the removal of less tooth structure than a full crown. Like dental crowns, onlays will look natural and function comfortably.
Local, NYC-Made Dental Restorations
Dr. Philips has found an excellent ceramic boutique laboratory located in NYC and for over 20 years has never sent lab work out of town or overseas. By using a local lab, we develop a relationship based on trust that only the finest materials will be made exactly to Dr. Philips' specifications for the best fit and function.
Post Root Canal Treatment Dental Crowns
A tooth crown is the treatment choice after a root canal because root canal therapy removes the internal pulp of the tooth, which can cause it to become brittle. A dental crown completely encases the tooth structure and provides protection by absorbing the force of chewing.
Learn More about Restorative Dentistry in Midtown, NYC
If you have questions about the appropriate treatment to restore the comfort, function, and beauty of your smile, contact Advent Dental to arrange an appointment with Dr. Philips.