Northwest Arkansas Family Dental
Fayetteville, AR Dentist

What Is Composite Bonding?

November 10, 2022
Posted By: Dr. Wade Kifer

Composite tooth bonding, also called dental bonding, is an inexpensive cosmetic dentistry option that conceals tooth flaws. It is a great way to hide chips, discoloration, minor shape abnormalities, and more.

Your cosmetic dentist in Fayetteville, AR, can typically complete dental bonding during a single office visit. This makes it ideal if you need an enhanced smile quickly—just in time for family photos or a vacation.

How Does Dental Bonding in Fayetteville Work?

Using the same material we rely on for tooth-colored fillings, your dentist conceals and sculpts, buffering out tooth imperfections and enhancing your smile aesthetics.

We apply the composite resin to the tooth or teeth you’d like to treat. Your dentist can fill chips, cancel dark spots, and close smaller smile gaps by working in layers. Then, we set the new tooth appearance with a special light and finish with a thorough polish.

Composite is one of the least expensive dental materials, making it an excellent choice to fit your budget.

In some cases, we incorporate bonding into a full smile makeover that can include other options like:

  • Dental implants
  • Teeth whitening
  • Dental veneers
  • Dental crowns

Keeping Up Your New Smile

Composite is easy to care for. You brush and floss as before and visit your Fayetteville dentist every six months for your dental checkups and professional teeth cleanings.

You can also maintain the bonded color by eliminating or lowering your intake of tooth-staining foods like:

  • Coffees and teas
  • Red or dark wines
  • Red or dark sauces

If you do indulge, be sure to rinse your mouth thoroughly afterward.

For Cosmetic Dentistry in Fayetteville, Contact Us

To schedule a cosmetic consultation with the dentist, or if you have questions about dental bonding, give us a call today—and remember to ask about our exclusive NWA Family Dental Savings Plan. We are also happy to work with CareCredit financing.

We proudly serve all locations, including Fayetteville, Springdale, Johnson, Rogers, Cave Springs, and your neighborhood.

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