Tribeca Dental Club
Cosmetic Dentists & Periodontists located in TriBeCa, New York, NY
Dental restorations are essential for preserving and repairing teeth damaged by decay, infection or trauma. At Tribeca Dental Club, we offer the most advanced restorative dentistry treatments focused on the needs of patients throughout TriBeCa, New York, NY, including crowns, onlays and tooth-colored fillings.
Restorative Dentistry Q & A
How are cavities treated?
Cavities - even very small ones - all require treatment to remove decay and prevent it from spreading and to stabilize and rebuild the tooth structure. Most cavities can be treated with filling procedures that use special instruments to remove the decayed or damaged portion of the tooth, followed by fillings made of metal amalgams or composite resins. Deep cavities may require root canal procedures to reach the pulp portion of the tooth, and major decay may require larger restorations like onlays or crowns.
What is a tooth-colored filling?
Tooth-colored fillings are made of durable composite resins that can be tinted to match the patient’s natural teeth so the resulting restoration is very difficult to detect. Unlike traditional metal amalgam fillings, tooth-colored fillings will not turn dark over time, and they do not contain mercury or other metals. The resins used in tooth-colored fillings are flowed onto the tooth surface, then shaped for a comfortable fit and a very strong bond that helps prevent future decay.
What is an onlay?
Onlays are custom-made restorations made of tooth-colored porcelain and designed to treat larger, more extensive cavities - specifically damage that extends down the side of the tooth. Onlays are made from impressions of the tooth to achieve a custom fit and beautiful, long-lasting results. An onlay can be a good solution for damaged areas that are too extensive to be adequately treated with a filling, but which do not require a complete crown.
Is it okay to wait before replacing a missing tooth?
When a tooth is lost due to decay, disease or trauma, it’s always a good idea to replace it as soon as possible to prevent future tooth loss. That’s because when a tooth is lost, the teeth on either side of it will eventually begin to lean in toward the resulting gap and the underlying jaw bone will begin to atrophy, making it far more likely these teeth will fall out as well. Plus, even one missing tooth can have a major impact on a person’s bite mechanics, resulting in uneven tooth wear that can increase the risk of decay.
Major Insurance Providers Accepted
At Tribeca Dental Club, we accept most major insurance plans. Here is a short-list of just some of the most popular plans we accept. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed.
Words from our patients
"Made me feel personally cared for which was very nice for someone who is more than a bit dentist-phobic."
"They understand that I am afraid of the Dentist from past experiences and provide a high level of care as well as communication with me..."
"I believe I have found the most informed, gentle, and all-around best dentist on the planet. FINALLY a dentist who listens to my concerns and cares about my feelings."
"I arrived late for the appointment, was still accommodated, and was treated with excellent care. I've already scheduled a follow-up consultation and my next cleaning..."
"I had such a great appointment at this dental office, Doctor B is very sweet and takes her time to explain everything."
"I've been using Tribeca Dental Club for a number of years and I've always found the staff to be very professional."
"...The use of the latest tech is a real plus. Even the mechanism she uses to inject the novocaine makes the process pain free!"
"A relaxing environment, very warm and organized staff. Very competent & knowledgeable with a realistic approach to future dental work. Great Experience!!"