White / Composite Tooth Filling
If you’re suffering from tooth decay, chipped teeth, or cracked teeth, dental fillings may be the best solution for you. At Central Avenue Dental in NYC, our board-certified dentists provide white tooth fillings, inlays, and onlays to restore your teeth to their original natural appearance.
Central Avenue Dental is one of New York’s premier dental practices, with convenient locations in Manhattan Tribeca and Valley Stream. Our experienced dentists and staff are experts in general dentistry services, including white composite tooth fillings. Furthermore, Dr. Alevtina Edgar and Dr. Igor Ilyabayev are both members of the American Dental Association and New York State Dental Association. We always put your satisfaction first and have been recognized as a Patient’s Choice Winner on Opencare. Visit us today!
Why Composite Tooth Fillings?
For most fillings on back teeth, we use a natural looking, cosmetic resin. Composite fillings are made up of a strong, plastic material that is easy to apply and difficult to detect. This white material produces a long-lasting, natural-looking filling. When the size of a cavity is too large for this material, we are then able to use ceramic, tooth-colored partial crowns called onlays. These onlays are made in 2 visits to the office and are also a durable, cosmetic solution.
Metal-Free Fillings, Inlays, and Onlays
For many years, silver metal restorations, such as amalgam fillings, were your only option for repairing cavities and improving oral health. Fortunately, our practice can offer a lifelike alternative.
With white porcelain fillings/inlays/onlays, we can return decayed teeth to their optimal appearance and function. At Central Avenue Dental in NYC, we can address your cavities and offer an attractive and strong treatment option.
How Do I Know If I Need Tooth Fillings?
We may recommend composite tooth fillings for a number of reasons, including:
- Severe tooth decay
- Chipped teeth
- Cracked teeth
You may need dental fillings if you suddenly experience discomfort in your teeth. Tooth sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures or a toothache that doesn’t subside could be a warning sign of decay or possibly even a dental fracture.
If you have discomfort or break a tooth, then you may also benefit from receiving a restoration such as a tooth inlay or onlay.
A composite tooth filling/restoration is a common option for repairing a cavity. In the past, they were made from metal, also known as amalgam. Now, we offer a more aesthetically pleasing option. Made from composite resin, this white material can actually be shaded to better blend with your surrounding tooth structure.
There are many benefits to composite tooth fillings over amalgam fillings. The result is a repair practically invisible to other people. We can complete the dental filling in just one visit, fixing your tooth and preventing further discomfort for a lifetime. Composite tooth fillings are also completely safe and non-toxic.
Tooth Inlays and Onlays
In some situations, decay or damage may require more than a dental filling. If a tooth doesn’t need a full dental crown, we can offer an alternative with either an inlay or an onlay. The inlay consists of a small piece of porcelain crafted at a dental lab by an expert ceramist.
The restoration is used to cover the center portion of the tooth. Likewise, an onlay is also fabricated from porcelain but the doctor uses this option to cover the top surface of the tooth or one or more of the cusps. Patients enjoy a conservative approach to dental restoration when compared to a tooth crown.
We use porcelain because the material mimics the appearance of enamel and offers decades of strong and secure smile improvement.
If you have any questions about composite tooth fillings, inlays, or onlays, or would like to schedule a consultation with Dr. Igor Ilyabayev and Dr. Alevtina Edgar, please contact our Valley Stream, Queens office at (516) 887-0020 or our Tribeca, NYC office at (212) 571-0033.
Composite / Cosmetic Teeth Bonding
What Is Composite Bonding?
Composite teeth bonding, also known as cosmetic dental bonding, is a process that dentists use to repair teeth or, in a more comprehensive procedure, create nicer looking teeth. Composites are white or natural-looking materials that replaced the gold and silver fillings that were used many years ago, and most of us already have white or composite fillings. Composite dental bonding can be used for just a small fix of a single tooth or more extensively on several teeth that show the most when you smile, like a mini smile makeover.
Central Avenue Dental is one of New York’s premier dental practices, with convenient locations in Manhattan and Valley Stream. Our experienced dentists and staff are experts in general dentistry services, including cosmetic dental bonding and composite tooth repair in NYC. Furthermore, Dr. Alevtina Edgar and Dr. Igor Ilyabayev are both members of the American Dental Association and New York State Dental Association. We always put your satisfaction first and have been recognized as a Patient’s Choice Winner on Opencare. Visit us today for expert composite bonding and cosmetic tooth repair in NYC!
What Is Composite Dental Bonding Used For?
Composite teeth bonding is used to:
- Repair cracked or chipped teeth
- Close gaps or spaces between the teeth
- Build up worn-down edges of teeth
- Sculpting surfaces of teeth for a smile mini-makeover
Cosmetic Dental Bonding for That Perfect Smile
A larger amount of composite material may be directly applied and “sculpted” to the surfaces of teeth that show the most when you smile. It’s like a “mini smile makeover.” Sometimes this procedure is called direct composite veneers, but many people just refer to them as “composite bonding.” Why composite bonding instead of porcelain veneers? It’s an ideal and often less expensive solution for people with spaces, chips, staining, or slightly crooked or misshapen teeth.
What to Expect When You Have Cosmetic Tooth Bonding
For a single chipped tooth or space issue, composite tooth bonding/cosmetic tooth repair can usually be done during a normal dental visit. Because the composite material is right in the dentist’s office, it can be applied immediately, dried, and shaped to fit your mouth. Often you will be in and out of the dentist’s office in no time.
When composite material is used for a smile mini-makeover, this slightly more complex process may take a little longer than a single composite bonding fix. The dentist may take impressions of your teeth before treatment to create a “preview model” of what your new smile would look like. In the procedure:
- The teeth are isolated to prevent moisture
- The dentist may give an anesthetic
- A solution will be put on the surface of the natural tooth to strengthen the bond
- A liquid bonding agent is applies
- The dentist will place composite in stages on the tooth
- The teeth will be shaped and sculpted
- A high-intensity curing light will be used to harden the composite
- The dentist will create an appropriate finish for strength and durability
What Are the Advantages of Cosmetic Composite Dental Bonding?
- Your teeth will look nicer and more naturally healthy
- Teeth that are chipped or broken will function better
- You may have less trouble eating and with food getting stuck in your teeth
- If a gap has created a speech problem, having it closed should help
- Your smile will be more attractive
- Your confidence will soar because you will not be afraid to smile
Smile and Take Action
The first step on your way to a brighter smile and a better future is to come into the offices of professional dentists at Central Avenue Dental and have a consultation and evaluation. Both Dr. Alevtina Edgar and Dr. Igor Ilyabayev are experts in the area of restorative and cosmetic composite dental bonding and tooth repair. You will be amazed at how simple the process is, how confident your dentists are, the “practical miracles” they can work, and how great your new smile will make you feel. Call (212) 571-0033 now to schedule a cosmetic dental bonding appointment at our office in Tribeca, NYC or Valley Stream, Queens at (516) 887-0020 to start your journey on a more beautiful smile and a more beautiful you.
Tooth Crowns & Bridges
Central Avenue Dental is one of New York’s premier dental practices, with convenient locations in Financial District, NYC and Valley Stream, Queens. Our experienced dentists and staff are experts in general dentistry services, including naturally-beautiful porcelain dental crowns. Furthermore, Dr. Alevtina Edgar and Dr. Igor Ilyabayev are both members of the American Dental Association and New York State Dental Association. We always put your satisfaction first and have been recognized as a Patient’s Choice Winner on Opencare. Visit us today to receive the best dental crowns and tooth bridges in NYC.
Porcelain Crowns: Strong and Lifelike Dental Restorations
We can replace large, worn-out fillings with natural-looking, ceramic dental crowns in our NYC offices. The state-of-the-art, high strength, metal-free dental crowns will restore damaged teeth and eliminate dark areas at the gum line to provide a completely natural-looking appearance. Porcelain to gold tooth crowns are also available and may be indicated in some circumstances. We can replace missing teeth with permanent dental bridges which look, feel and function like natural teeth or with implants that are the ultimate in tooth replacements.
Did you know your teeth are coated with the hardest substance in the human body? Tooth enamel coats our teeth and helps protect them from tooth decay and damage. However, our teeth can still become chipped or cracked, requiring restoration.
We will often place a natural-looking porcelain or ceramic dental crown to restore the tooth to its former function and appearance. At Central Avenue Dental, we can improve the health and beauty of your smile, one restoration at a time.
What is a Dental Crown?
A dental crown acts as a tooth cap that fits over the visible portions of your teeth. They can be made from a variety of materials. In the past, they were primarily constructed using metals, such as gold or regular base metals.
While gold may still be recommended for teeth near the back of the mouth, which must endure more serious bite forces, we typically use ceramic materials to repair and restore the teeth. Ceramic, or porcelain, offers a similar translucent appearance as natural tooth enamel.
In addition, the material contains stain-resistant properties, providing a lifelike restoration that blends with your surrounding teeth. Central Avenue Dental provides the best dental crowns in NYC.
When Do We Need a Dental Crown?
Our expert dental crown dentists may place a tooth crown for a variety of reasons, including:
- Repairing teeth with fractures or chips
- Restoring teeth with severe tooth decay
- Completing a root canal procedure
- Anchoring dental bridges into place
- Restoring dental implants
- Correcting cosmetic issues
Prior to placement, we will of course carefully examine your teeth to make sure this is the best option for improving your oral health.
Ceramic Dental Crown Placement Procedure
What does the tooth crown placement procedure involve? First, we will need to prepare the teeth requiring dental crown treatment. We will remove a small amount of structure and then take detailed impressions of the teeth. We send these materials, along with the doctors’ exact specifications, to a dental lab.
Using the materials, an expert ceramist designs and fabricates a dental crown from the ceramic material. Once complete, you will then return to our office.
We will check the fit for comfort and accuracy before we place it using a powerful bonding agent. In the interim period between preparing the teeth and receiving the completed dental crown, we may place a temporary crown.
If you have any questions or would like to schedule a tooth crown consultation with our expert dental crown dentists Dr. Igor Ilyabayev and Dr. Alevtina Edgar, please contact our Valley Stream, Queens office at (516) 887-0020 or our Financial District, NYC office at (212) 571-0033. We provide the best dental crowns in New York.
Wisdom Tooth Extraction
Central Avenue Dental is one of New York’s premier dental practices, with convenient locations in Tribeca, Manhattan and Valley Stream, Queens. Our experienced dentists and staff are experts in general dentistry services, including wisdom teeth removal. Dr. Alevtina Edgar and Dr. Igor Ilyabayev, both members of the American Dental Association and New York State Dental Association, will extract your wisdom teeth or other problematic teeth quickly and with as little discomfort as possible. We always put your satisfaction first and have been recognized as a Patient’s Choice Winner on Opencare. Visit us today!
What is a Tooth Extraction?
Getting a tooth extraction in NYC can be simple or surgical. The method of extraction depends on the circumstances of your condition. Simple tooth removal is usually used if teeth are visible and can be easily accessed while using local anesthesia. Surgical tooth extraction is a more complex procedure for teeth that cannot be easily removed if they have only partially erupted or have broken down underneath the gum line.
The reasons for having a tooth pulled include:
- A tooth that has been badly damaged by trauma or decay
- A crowded mouth (as with wisdom teeth)
- Preventing the spread of infection
What to Expect During a Tooth Removal
In most situations, a tooth can be extracted using a local anesthetic administered by the dentist. This is done to numb the area. In certain cases, for example, if your tooth is impacted, your dentist may put you under general anesthesia. In such cases, you will be asleep during the procedure.
Following your tooth removal, recovery typically takes a couple of days. Your dentist will prescribe measures to reduce infection and help recovery.
Care after tooth extraction may include:
- Limiting activity and applying ice
- Eating soft food
- Brushing around the treated area
Here at Central Avenue Dental, our staff is highly trained in tooth extraction, especially wisdom teeth removal. Our two primary NYC dentists, Dr. Alevtina Edgar and Dr. Igor Ilyabayev, are both members of the American Dental Association and of the Dental Society of the State of New York. Our aim is to make you as comfortable as possible throughout your entire visit. We are happy to talk you through the procedure and answer any questions you may have.
Our offices are conveniently located in Valley Stream, Queens at (516) 887-0020 and Tribeca, Manhattan at (212) 571-0033. Book your tooth extraction appointment today.
Root Canal Therapy
Our root canal specialists are some of the best endodontists in NYC, with years of experience performing root canal procedures to treat tooth infection. Visit us today for treatment and relief, or continue reading to learn more about the root canal procedure, when a root canal is necessary, and what to expect at Central Avenue Dental.
Central Avenue Dental is one of New York’s premier dental practices, with convenient locations in Manhattan and Valley Stream. Our experienced dentists and staff are experts in general dentistry services, including root canal treatments. Furthermore, Dr. Alevtina Edgar and Dr. Igor Ilyabayev are both members of the American Dental Association and New York State Dental Association. We always put your satisfaction first and have been recognized as a Patient’s Choice Winner on Opencare.
What is a Tooth Infection?
Each tooth in the human mouth contains a long, thin strand of pulp that extends down into the root of the tooth. This dental pulp contains nerves, arteries, blood vessels and connective tissue that can be damaged by decay or injury. When the pulp becomes infected or inflamed, the result is often unbearable tooth pain and, over time, the death of the tooth.
How Do I Know If I Have an Infected Tooth?
Patients with a dental infection will experience a number of uncomfortable symptoms, including but not limited to:
- Toothaches that don’t subside after 24 hours
- Tooth sensitivity to hot or cold food or drinks
- Discomfort when chewing or biting down
- Swelling near the tooth
- A discharge near the tooth
Should you experience one or a combination of the above symptoms we urge you to see a root canal dentist right away. Endodontic treatment is necessary to relieve uncomfortable symptoms and protect the stability of your tooth after it is restored with a crown.
Root canal therapy involves the removal of the affected pulp through a gap that is created in the natural crown of the tooth. Once the pulp has been removed and the root canal has been cleaned and filled with a material to prevent further infection, our root canal specialists will seal the tooth with a porcelain crown.
When is a Root Canal Treatment Necessary?
In the center of our tooth and extending through the roots is a bundle of living tissue known as the pulp. Our pulp contains nerves, arteries, and blood vessels that keep the tooth healthy and alive. When a tooth becomes broken or severely decayed, bacteria can reach the pulp, causing an infection or an abscess to form.
A root canal procedure allows our NYC endodontists to remove the infected tissue and prevent further discomfort or the death of the tooth. If the tooth dies, then extraction is often necessary to prevent the spread of infection to other teeth and/or the jawbone tissue.
Root Canal – Comfortable and Convenient Endodontic Treatment
Few people are eager to undergo a root canal procedure, despite the fact that most people compare receiving one to having a filling placed. However, this endodontic (root canal) procedure is essential for treating cases of dental infection or abscess. In order to safeguard the health and stability of your smile, our root canal specialists can perform a safe and comfortable endodontic procedure from our NYC offices in Valley Stream and Manhattan.
What Does the Root Canal Procedure Involve?
The root canal specialist begins by administering a local anesthetic. The tooth will then be opened, allowing the dentist to remove the infected tissue from the tooth and root canals. After thoroughly cleaning the interior of the tooth, the endodontist will add a restorative filling material.
The endodontist will complete the procedure by placing a dental crown on the tooth. The crown and filling material help prevent further infection and protect the remaining tooth structure. We often use all-porcelain crowns so that the tooth looks natural following root canal treatment.
If you have any questions or would like to schedule a consultation with Dr. Igor Ilyabayev and Dr. Alevtina Edgar, please contact our Valley Stream, Queens office at (516) 887-0020 or our Tribeca, Manhattan office at (212) 571-0033.
Central Avenue Dental is one of New York’s premier dental practices, with convenient locations in Tribeca, Manhattan and Valley Stream, Queens. Our experienced dentists and staff are experts in general dentistry services, including pediatric dentistry. Dr. Alevtina Edgar is especially good at putting children at ease and making their dental visit comfortable since she has two small kids of her own. Dr. Edgar and Dr. Ilyabayev are both members of the American Dental Association and New York State Dental Association. We always put your satisfaction first and have been recognized as a Patient’s Choice Winner on Opencare. Visit the best pediatric dentists in NYC today!
What Is Pediatric Dentistry?
Most people know that pediatric means “for children.” If children don’t have any teeth or if they have only “baby teeth” that will fall out, what kind of special care do they need? The fact is, that if a child’s baby teeth are damaged or hurt, that may affect the way the adult teeth grow in. Good dental care starts long before children are adolescents. Special care for children by NYC pediatric dentists who are qualified is essential, starting from when the child is an infant.
Why Do Children Need a Qualified Pediatric Dentist?
- Children are not just small adults
- Special care and approaches are needed to make children comfortable
- Pediatric dental treatment requires specially designed equipment
- Pediatric dentist’s offices, arrangements, and decorations need to be child-friendly
- Children may require treatments that adults do not need, such as fluoride
Importance of Pediatric Dentistry
Children begin to get their baby teeth when they are about 6 to 7 months old. Then they lose their “baby teeth” and their second set (permanent) teeth begin to grow in. But this first set of teeth is important, and even very young children may face oral decay and disease if they don’t have proper pediatric dental care. This can cause a lifetime of pain and dental complications. These days, early childhood cavities are even more common in children than asthma and hay fever.
What Types of Treatments Do Our NYC Pediatric Dentists Provide?
- Preventive dental care includes cleaning and fluoride* treatments
- A pediatric dentist may recommend nutrition and diet changes
- Infants can benefit from oral health exams that include risk assessment for cavities
- Dentists may recommend ways to stop bad habits, like pacifiers and thumb-sucking
- Young children can be assessed for possible need for future braces or improper bite
- Even children can get cavities, which must be filled immediately
- Some mouth conditions may be associated with deeper, more important issues, such as diabetes, heart defect, asthma, hay fever, even ADHA
- Children can get gum disease and mouth ulcers
- A pediatric dentist should handle a child’s dental injury such as fracture or knocked-out teeth
*Years ago fluoride was introduced into most towns’ water systems and was considered a great improvement in helping to prevent cavities. But not all towns have fluoride in their water. Some dentists believe that supplemental fluoride treatments are helpful.
Advantages of Pediatric Dental Care
- Identify early decay and fill cavities
- Check to see if the child has the proper nutrition
- Get dental history in the family from a parent
- Teach parents how to instruct children in daily cleanings and care
- Find problems in youngsters that may lead to complications later
- Note that the child may have another condition that is associated with certain dental problems
- Assure children that dentists are not to be feared or associated with pain
- Ensure that your child does not have gum disease or mouth ulcers
- Set up a lifetime of good dental hygiene and its importance
Pediatric Dental Care Is the Best for Children
Whether your child has ever seen a pediatric dentist and whether there seem to be tooth or mouth problems, it is never too early to start your child on a lifetime of good dental care. The two primary dentists at Central Avenue Dental in NYC, Dr. Alevtina Edgar and Dr. Igor Ilyabayev, are both members of the American Dental Association and of the Dental Society of the State of New York. Their offices are conveniently located in Tribeca, Manhattan at (212) 571-0033 and in Valley Stream, New York at (516) 887-0020. Call today for a consultation, or schedule an appointment for your child today. Central Avenue Dental can take care of all your family’s dental needs at either location, so don’t wait. Your child’s health is in your hands.