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Tooth Bonding

Are chipped, cracked or discolored teeth holding you back? Bonding can restore function and aesthetic appeal—and it may be easier and more affordable than you think.

A Look Inside the Tooth Bonding Process

Dental bonding is simply the application of a composite resin material to change the shape, size, or color of a tooth. The process can typically be completed in five easy steps, as your dentist:

  1. Carefully inspect your in-tact enamel to select a resin that blends seamlessly with the color and shade of your natural smile
  2. Files down the tooth and apply a conditioning liquid that allows the resin to stick to your natural tooth surface
  3. Applies the tooth resin and mold it into the desired shape and size
  4. Shines a special light onto the tooth to allow the resin to dry and cure quickly
  5. Applies finishing touches, such as polishing and shaping


For many, tooth bonding provides a means of restoring a full, natural smile that is less costly and invasive than dental implants or porcelain veneers. The team of experts at Thrive Dental & Orthodontics will help you explore all the options available to you so you can move forward with a procedure that provides you results that you’ll be happy with for years to come.

Enjoy the Many Benefits of Tooth Bonding

How will tooth bonding change your life? Many people who have chosen this treatment have enjoyed benefits such as:

  • A brighter smile—teeth bonding fixes gaps, chips, discoloration, and other cosmetic issues.
  • Improved tooth size—chipped and broken teeth can make eating and speaking difficult. Tooth bonding restores these vital functions.
  • More confidence—dental problems can sap your confidence in social and work situations. Teeth bonding is a relatively easy and cost-effective method to regain that confidence.
  • A minimally invasive treatment—while specific treatments such as veneers and implants require significant changes to your existing teeth, dental bonding generally does not. It is simply a high-grade resin applied to your existing teeth and, in many cases, is reversible.


People turn to dental bonding for a variety of reasons. Maybe you chipped a tooth in an accident. Maybe cavities or other dental problems have left you with a smile you could be prouder of. The experts at Thrive Dental are here to help you seize the benefits of tooth bonding and put these problems behind you.

How Long Do Bonded Teeth Last?

Cosmetic tooth bonding can last up to 10 years or longer, provided you maintain your dental hygiene and regularly visit your dentist for checkups. If several teeth are treated and more resin applied, your dentist may need to apply a touchup after three to five years, but this can vary, depending on your unique needs and circumstances.

After thoroughly examining your teeth and overall dental health, we can better estimate how long your dental bonding will last. You can rest assured that Thrive Dental uses the finest quality resins and state-of-the-art procedures that maximize the effectiveness and durability of the tooth bonding we apply.

Making the Most of Your Tooth Bonding Treatment

You can make the most of your tooth bonding treatment by taking good care of your bonded teeth going forward. Make sure to brush and floss regularly, using a soft-bristled brush and avoiding abrasive toothpastes that can wear down the bonding resin.

While you can eat most anything after a tooth bonding procedure, you should limit your consumption of nuts, hard candies, and sticky foods like caramel and toffee.

By taking a few commonsense precautions (don’t chew on ice, popcorn kernels, fingernails, or pens!), you can help make your bonding last without giving it too much thought.

Turn to Our Friendly, Knowledgeable and Local Dental Team

Led by Doctors Christine and Nathan Coughlin, Thrive Dental is committed to providing expert dental and orthodontic services in a friendly, welcoming environment to people throughout North Texas. Whether you need teeth bonding services in Frisco, Allen, Sachse, Richardson, Dallas, or anywhere in the surrounding area, we have a convenient location.

Contact us to learn more about our dental bonding services, or book an appointment today.

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