Here in Andover, MA, dentists, Drs. Nicholas T. Papapetros, Jhon O. Giraldo, and Leo Kharin can help you get the healthier and whiter smile you want through tooth-colored fillings!
More about Fillings
Tooth-colored fillings, also known as composite resin, are used during dental bonding procedures. The composite is made of plastic resin and a filler of finely ground glass-like particles and is used to fix issues, such as:
- Chips and cracks
- Discolored and stained teeth
- Short teeth
In order to prepare your teeth for the composite, your dentist will apply an etching solution to the surface of your tooth, then the composite resin that matches the color of your teeth is applied and molded to the right shape. The last step consists of the composite being hardened in place with a curing light.
In order to care for fillings, brush your teeth twice a day and floss too keep your teeth healthy and avoid new cavities.
After your Andover doctor has finished the procedure, your teeth will look natural, especially if the tooth being filled is visible while you smile. Some other advantages include:
- The fillings won't cause your teeth to turn a gray tint over time.
- The composite strengthens your teeth, so you can enjoy your meals without having to worry about applying too much pressure on your tooth and breaking it again
- As mentioned before, your teeth will look natural, so you won't feel self-conscious when you smile.
For more information about tooth-colored fillings and how they can improve the appearance of your smile, call your dentists, Drs. Nicholas T. Papapetros, Jhon O. Giraldo, or Leo Kharin at (978) 475-5333. Their office is conveniently located in Andover, MA, so don't hesitate to call!