Teeth Bonding Garland, TX

Multiple cosmetic issues, including single stained teeth, small tooth gaps, or tooth chips, may not need complex care. If you want to treat minor cosmetic imperfections, try teeth bonding. This popular cosmetic dental treatment can effectively enhance the appearance of your teeth. Cornerstone Family Dentistry provides teeth bonding to patients in Garland, TX.

Our office wants to help you achieve your dream smile. Bonding is a simple yet effective way to enhance tooth appearance. We use high-quality composite resin and precise techniques to ensure natural-looking and long-lasting results.

Teeth Bonding in Garland TX

What is Teeth Bonding?

Teeth bonding, or composite bonding, uses a tooth-colored composite resin material to improve tooth shape, color, and length. We apply, sculpt, and polish the composite resin during the bonding process to seamlessly blend with your natural teeth. We can also color-match composite resin to brighten treated teeth and match the shade of your natural teeth.

Dental bonding can cover and treat:

  • Small tooth chips and cracks
  • Stained teeth
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Misshapen teeth
  • Worn teeth
  • Damage from tooth decay
  • Short teeth
  • Minor misaligned teeth
  • Areas where gum recession exposes the tooth roots

Benefits of Teeth Bonding in Garland, TX

We can complete bonding treatment in just one dental visit. Bonding treatment offers many other benefits to patients who want to treat small cosmetic problems: 

Enhances Your Smile

Teeth bonding can effectively address various cosmetic concerns, including chips, cracks, gaps, stains, and misshapen teeth. By concealing these imperfections, bonding improves your smile’s overall appearance.

Natural-Looking Results

We can customize composite resin, the material used in teeth bonding, to match your natural tooth shade. Like natural tooth enamel, the resin can reflect light, creating a lifelike appearance. High-quality materials ensure a natural look and a smooth end result. 


Teeth bonding is typically more affordable than other cosmetic treatments, including veneers or crowns. Bonding is cost-effective if you want cosmetic treatment without breaking the bank.

Minimally Invasive

Unlike other treatments, tooth bonding requires minimal tooth preparation and enamel removal. It offers a conservative treatment that can help preserve more of your natural tooth structure. Bonding is noninvasive and completely reversible.

The Teeth Bonding Process

Before the bonding procedure, you’ll have an initial consultation with our Garland dentist. During this visit, our dentist will examine your teeth to see if bonding is the right treatment for you. Our dentist may also take X-rays during treatment planning. We also welcome you to discuss your smile goals at this visit. 

If bonding is right for you, we will begin treatment. The steps of bonding treatment include: 


Our dentist will gently roughen the surface of your tooth. This will strengthen the bond between the composite resin and your tooth.  Then, our dentist will apply a conditioning liquid to the tooth. This liquid helps open the pores in the tooth. Tooth preparation will help the bonding material adhere to the tooth. 

Composite Resin Application

Then, our dentist will carefully shade-match composite resin to the color of your natural teeth. Once our dentist has a color match, they will apply the flexible resin to your tooth. Our dentist will sculpt and mold the resin into a natural shape. 

Curing and Polishing

Once the composite resin is in the correct shape, our dentist will use a curing light to harden and set the resin. This process ensures that the resin bonds securely to your tooth. After curing, your dentist will polish the bonded area, smoothing and refining it to match the shape and sheen of your natural teeth.

Final Adjustments

Finally, our dentist will check your bite. If needed, they will make adjustments to ensure the material fits properly and feels comfortable. They will also make minor modifications to ensure a seamless blend with your surrounding teeth. Teeth bonding treatment takes 30 to 60 minutes per tooth. 

Bonding Aftercare and Maintenance

The recovery process after teeth bonding is generally quick and straightforward. You may experience mild sensitivity or discomfort around the treated tooth for a few days. However, this should subside quickly. Over-the-counter pain medications can help manage any temporary sensitivity.

Brush and Floss

Maintain good oral hygiene. Brush twice a day and floss at least once a day to keep your bonded teeth clean and healthy. In addition, visit our office for regular check-ups and professional cleanings. Proper oral health care will ensure the longevity of your bonding and overall oral health.

Eat Soft Foods

At first, you should avoid hard or sticky foods that can dislodge or damage the bonding material. Eat softer foods and be cautious when biting into hard substances. Over time, you can begin to eat harder and crunchier foods.

Composite resin is durable but not as strong as natural tooth enamel. Over time, the bonding material may chip or stain, and you may need touch-ups. Chewing on ice, biting your nails, or using your teeth as tools can increase the risk of chipping. Treat your bonded teeth with care to ensure they last.

Avoid Staining Foods and Drinks

While the resin is stain-resistant, we advise against substances like coffee, tea, red wine, or tobacco. These can discolor the resin, affecting the brightness of your smile. If you do use these items, be sure to brush your teeth soon afterward. Drinking water also helps wash away staining particles from the mouth.  

Alternatives to Bonding

Our dentist may discuss alternative treatments, such as veneers or crowns, depending on your goals and concerns. Veneers are thin, tooth-colored shells that bond to the front of each tooth. Dental crowns are caps that fully cover single teeth. 

Veneers and crowns often last longer than bonding. However, these options require more tooth preparation and cost more than bonding. During your smile consultation, we will consider your smile goals, budget, and health to help you find the right treatment for your teeth. With the right care, dental bonding can last over 10 years.

Call Our Office

You deserve a beautiful smile. Dental bonding offers quick and effective treatment to fix minor cosmetic imperfections. If you’re considering teeth bonding in Garland, TX, call Cornerstone Family Dentistry at 972-848-7749. You can also schedule an appointment with us online. 

Please let us know if you have questions about bonding or other cosmetic care. We will be happy to help.