We offer tooth color restorations. When the tooth is damaged by decay, or needs to be repaired, because it is chipped, broken, or worn down, a filling is a way to restore function and shape. The decay or cavity is removed completely, the affected area is cleaned and then it is filled with the filling material (tooth-colored composites).
Most patients dislike metal colored fillings (silver fillings) and prefer fillings that match the rest of the tooth. Composite fillings chemically bond to tooth structure providing further support.
For large fillings which may wear or chip over time, composite filings may not be the ideal material to restore the teeth and do not last as long as porcelain fillings (called Inlays or Onlays). They are fabricated to order in a lab and then they are bonded to the tooth.
If a large portion of the tooth is damaged or fractured, that tooth may need a crown or a cap.
"Dra. Espinosa es una magnífica odontologa, su carisma, paciencia, delicadeza, profesionalismo, la hacen la mejor. Yo que he sido súper nerviosa y que el tener que ir al dentista era toda una odisea me siento tranquila con ella. Gracias mil por todo su cariño que nos brinda a todos los pacientes, que Dios la ilumine y que siempre esté dispuesta ayudarnos. Mil bendiciones"
"I have known Dr. Patricia Izquierdo since 2012 when she was a student at the New York University College of Dentistry. She was part of the foreign training program that enable professionals to become US licensed dentist.
She is experienced, resourceful and a highly qualified dentist. Dr. Izquierdo is committed to expertly explain and manage her patients needs. Her wonderful personality, customer care experience and work ethics have always exceed my expectations. I highly recommend her for all your dental needs."
"I have known Dr. Patricia Izquierdo for more than 20 years since she got her Dental Degree in Colombia. I became one of her regular patients after I had a complex dental surgery and this relationship has been maintained for many years. During the appointment and follow up Dr. Izquierdo was always very thorough and kind taking time to explain me very carefully every single step of my complex surgery and providing me the best recommendations so I was able to feel confident about the procedure.
She is the most caring, compassionate and knowledgeable dentist that I have ever met. Her experience and expertise in the dental field are absolutely remarkable including the latest technology and advanced treatments for offers to her patients."
She has been my lifelong dentist, and of course my whole family. She stands out for being a responsible, accomplished, successful, knowledgeable practitioner of her profession.
The professionalism of Dr. Liney is what has led her to overcome every obstacle day after day; these are why today she is occupying the place she deserves. We wish her success in her future efforts. Warm regards, Adriana Piedrahíta Guevara.
"I hadn’t been to the dentist in a few years when I first met with Dr. Espinosa. She was very empathetic and made me feel comfortable, even while filling a cavity! Dr. Espinosa did a wonderful job with my cleaning and my filling, and I appreciated how she explained everything about my treatment as it was happening. I am glad to have found a dentist in New York who I feel comfortable with, and will definitely return to Dr. Espinosa for years to come!"
"Dr. Izquierdo is the most wonderful dentist that I have ever had. Knowing her over 14 years allowme to say that her knowledge, compasión and skills are exceptional. She always looks for the besttreatments for her patients providing clear explanations that help you understand the condition andhow she can treat it. Without any hesitation consider Dr. Izquierdo for your dental treatment".