If you are looking to have Restorative Dentistry in the Upper West Side, look no further! You no longer have to feel judged or embarrassed about your smile. No matter how simple or complex your needs are, Our Upper West Side Restorative Dentist, Dr. Shirley is able to help you achieve the smile you want.
- Composite Fillings
- Root Canal Therapy
- Crowns and Bridges
- Full and Partial Dentures
We use fiber optic hand pieces to maximize visibility and ensure accuracy. We find that patients who have amalgam or ‘gray’ fillings placed are dissatisfied with not only the look but the discomfort they cause. Some are unhappy with the amalgam tattoo that is visible on their gum or neighboring region. For those reasons, we only offer Composite Fillings. We specifically offer BPA-Free Composite fillings, upon request. Composite is also used for tooth bonding, which is great alternative to Veneers.
Another great alternative to Composite Fillings are Inlays and Onlays. Porcelain is used to fabricate these type of fillings. If you are interested in discussing the procedures and materials in greater detail please visit our Upper West Side Dentist for your consultation.
At Upper West Side Dental our Restorative Dentist, Dr. Benjamin Shirley performs Root Canal Therapy in order to save infected teeth. Having severe tooth pain when chewing food, having sensitivity to hot and cold or discoloration with teeth may be a sign that Root Canal Therapy is needed. In some cases, you may not experience any symptoms which is why it is important to visit our Upper West Side office every six months.
At Upper West Side Dental, your comfort and well-being is top priority to us and having Root Canal Therapy doesn’t need to be a scary. We will hold your hand and make sure you are comfortable throughout the procedure. Contact our Upper West Side Dentist if you have any concerns or if you are experiencing severe tooth pain.
If you are missing one or more natural teeth, having a bridge fabricated by our Upper West Side Dentist, Dr. Shirley may be the best option. The dental bridge replaces one or more natural missing teeth and “bridge” the spaces between natural and missing teeth. Once a dental crown or dental bridge is placed, you will be unable to remove them. There are multiple types of materials used to fabricate dental crowns and bridges such as porcelain for example. Once you have a consultation with Dr. Shirley he will educate you on the different crown and bridge material types and pick the perfect tooth color match to achieve the most natural look possible.
Dental implants are not appropriate for everyone. Our Upper West Side Dentist, Dr. Shirley can determine if you are an ideal candidate by giving you and exam and taking x-rays. The ideal candidate for a dental implant is someone in good general and oral health, one that is free of periodontal disease and has adequate bone in their jaw. In order to determine if dental implants are the best option for you, please book your appointment with Dr. Shirley.
Even the most diligent patients that visit Dr. Shirley every 6 months may have unfortunate accidents that indicate tooth removal. Severe decay, advanced periodontal disease, infection, misaligned or fractured teeth are some of the reasons teeth are extracted. Wisdom teeth are typically extracted when a patient is experiencing pain; our Upper West Side Dentist, Dr. Shirley takes the conservative approach when treatment planning wisdom teeth extraction. No matter the reason, having teeth extracted can make patients very nervous. Dr. Shirley recommends performing all extractions under Nitrous Oxide when indicated. Feeling comfortable and relaxed during an extraction is an important part of the procedure. Dr. Shirley’s extensive experience with extractions during his residency program makes him the Best Dentist in the Upper West Side for teeth extractions, book your appointment today.
A Partial denture is ideal for patients who have multiple missing teeth on either the lower or upper jaw and are looking to preserve their natural teeth from changing position or further damage. A partial is a removable appliance that fills in the missing spaces, but has a very natural look. Full and partial dentures can be fabricated with different materials to ensure the most natural look possible. Once these appliances are placed it is recommended you visit our Upper West Side restorative dentist to evaluate the fit of the denture.