Dental bonding involves the use of a tooth-colored filling material to repair damaged, broken, or discolored teeth. Bonding amalgam is long-wearing and stronger than natural enamel, and provides an effective and attractive layer of protection for damaged teeth. Our Northridge cosmetic dentist places a special filling on the tooth, which bonds with the tooth enamel. The filling can be slightly colored before application, creating a natural appearance which matches the natural tooth color. This amalgam can be used as an alternative to silver amalgam fillings as well, which is especially useful in areas where the filling may be visible in the mouth.
While dental bonding is an affordable and useful procedure, it is not as permanent as porcelain veneers. Dental bonding amalgam can also stain or discolor over time, like regular tooth enamel, with continued exposure to certain foods or chemicals. However, the price of dental bonding makes it a popular alternative, and our Northridge dentist can easily repair discolored bonding enamel in the event this becomes necessary.