General and Restorative

General and restorative services are often required if you have experienced a dental problem that makes it necessary to remove part of a tooth, a whole tooth or even several teeth. A New York dentist can offer the services listed below.

Composite Fillings
A composite filling is used to give patients the option to fill a tooth with a resin that matches the color of the tooth. This gives a more aesthetically pleasing result in comparison to traditional fillings.

The filling is shaped to match the tooth that is being filled to maintain the appearance of the tooth. Another benefit of the material used in composite fillings is that it tends to bond better to the tooth and protects the tooth from damage.


Dental inlays and onlays are restorations used to repair rear teeth with mild to moderate decay or cracked and fractured teeth that are not sufficiently damaged to need a crown.

Ideal candidates for inlay or onlay work typically have too much damage or decay in the tooth structure to be successfully treated using a filling, but have sufficient healthy tooth remaining to avoid the need for a crown. This allows the dentist to conserve more of the patient’s original tooth structure.

There are other benefits to inlays and onlays in comparison to metal fillings:

  1. Inlays and onlays are durable — they’re made from tough, hard-wearing materials which last up to 30 years.
  2. They help to strengthen teeth by up to 75 percent, unlike traditional metal fillings which can actually reduce the strength of the teeth by up to 50 percent.
  3. Inlays and onlays prolong tooth life and prevent the need for more dental treatment in the future.

Crowns and Bridges
Crowns are used to cover damaged teeth after the area of damage has been removed or reshaped by a dentist. Crowns can also be used to cover teeth that have cosmetic damage such as discoloration. One of the most common reasons for a crown is to cover a tooth after a root canal.

Bridges are used to replace teeth that are completely missing and can be used in place of one or more teeth.

Dentures are used for patients who require a partial or complete replacement of teeth. Complete dentures are available for patients who have had their teeth removed. After the gums have been given time to heal, dentures are created based on a mold of the patient’s mouth. Partial dentures are used when only some teeth are missing from the patient’s mouth.

A New York dentist may be able to provide the services detailed above. While many dentist Manhattan can provide general and restorative services, we are a professional dental office that offers a wide variety of dental and cosmetic services. If you are looking for a dentist Manhattan, consider the professional and experienced team at Downtown Dental Studio for all of your dental needs.