Dental bonding is a procedure that can be used for cosmetic reasons or to restore teeth that have been decayed or fractured. Our Los Angeles dentist may recommend dental bonding if you have a small cavity, stains, chipped teeth, gaps, or other minor flaws.
Traditional dental fillings are made of amalgam, which is a special blend of metals. Amalgam must be secured to the tooth using retention grooves. Although amalgam fillings are strong and durable, they tend to expand and contract with temperature changes, which can weaken the tooth over time. They also expose patients to mercury, which can be particularly concerning in children, pregnant women, and other vulnerable populations.
Dental bonding uses the same composite resin that is used in tooth-colored dental fillings. The composite resin is designed to match your tooth’s natural color closely, and it bonds chemically with your tooth. This eliminates the need for retention grooves, and there is no expansion or contraction. The bonding material is strong and durable and can even strengthen your weakened tooth. If you are ready to learn more about bonding, we can help. Give us a call today to find out more or to schedule your appointment with our expert in dental bonding in Los Angeles.