Central Avenue Dental is one of New York’s premier dental practices, with convenient locations in Manhattan Financial District 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!
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 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.
For many years, 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 metal-free Porcelain fillings/inlays/onlays, we can return decayed teeth to optimal appearance and function. At Central Ave Dental, we can address your cavities and offer an attractive and strong treatment option.
We may recommend a restoration for a number of reasons, including:
You may need 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 benefit from receiving a restoration such as an inlay or an onlay.
A 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 metal-free material can actually be shaded to better blend with your surrounding tooth structure.
The result is a repair practically invisible to other people. We can complete the procedure in just one visit, fixing your tooth and preventing further discomfort.
In some situations, decay or damage may require more than a 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 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 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 Financial District, NYC office at 212 571-0033.