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General and Children's Dentistry
The Center for Special Dentistry® (CSD) also offers basic dental services like teeth cleanings, routine check-ups and white fillings.
There are many factors that affect the quality of even simpler cosmetic dentistry. For example, there can be nearly a dozen different materials used in a single tooth-colored Bonded filling: tooth etchant, which microscopically roughens the tooth surface for bonding; primer, which further roughens the tooth surface, dentin/enamel bonding resin with a light or dual cured catalyst, possible use of self-cured posterior composite and bonding materials. The quality of each of these materials can vary tremendously. The best brands benefit the patient by minimizing post-operative pain, resisting the recurrence of tooth decay and breakage, and maintaining color-fastness over time. The top brand materials used at CSD are among the most expensive to buy and the most time-consuming to use. The results are worth it. CSD does not place silver amalgam fillings.
It is common to see patients who have had two, three or even four separate fillings, performed at different times, and placed within the same tooth! 'Patchwork' dentistry should not be done because decay is usually present under these older, adjacent fillings. At CSD we usually remove the old, adjacent silver fillings within that same tooth when placing new white bonded fillings. This takes more time, but being thorough now will save our patients from needing more dentistry sooner rather than later.
CSD Lab Technicians hand craft beautiful, well fitting Crowns (Caps) that don't show any dark metal on the biting or on the inside surfaces. When necessary a CSD Porcelain Ceramist will be present for final porcelain color shading and characterization. The skill in preparation and impression-making of your teeth for caps is significant. Crowns should also be made to minimize long-term gum problems (overly bulky caps irritate gums) and maximize cement retention (so the cap won't fall out). Dental impression material brands also vary in quality (and cost) so patients can learn about their dentists just from the brands used. All these factors allow CSD to create exceptionally beautiful cosmetic dentistry that can last a long time.
Our Children's Dentist was a successful child actor who can entertain your child while performing dentistry. Part theatre, part dentistry, your children will be dazzled by the experience.
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The Center For Special Dentistry®
425 Madison Ave - Suite 500
(at 49th Street)
New York, NY 10017