Dr. Omar Abdo Discusses Dental Bonding
An experienced prosthodontist, Dr. Omar Abdo assists patients at the Jupiter Institute for
Prosthodontics and Implant Dentistry in Florida. Dr. Abdo offers a variety of cosmetic and reconstructive
services, including implants, inlays and onlays, veneers, and bonding.
Bonding corrects the appearance of cracked, misarranged, or discolored teeth. The cosmetic procedure
covers natural flaws and can even rectify mild misalignment. Prosthodontists adept in the techniques
utilize it to help patients preserve their natural teeth. Tooth bonding offers a long-lasting solution to
Bonding involves the use of a composite resin that can be used to fill decay, reshape teeth to create a
more aesthetically pleasing appearance, and lighten or whiten stained teeth. The prosthodontist begins
the bonding process by coating the tooth with a thin layer of plastic that adheres to the bonding
material. The prosthodontist sculpts the bonding material to create the form he wishes to achieve based
on the shape of the patient’s natural teeth and the look that would be most pleasing in conjunction with
his or her facial features. Once the prosthodontist achieves the desired appearance, high-intensity light
hardens the bonding material and the surface is polished.
The ideal candidates for bonding include those with uneven teeth, receding gums, and decay. Bonding
also remains ideal for patients with cracked or chipped teeth, as well as those with gaps in between
their front teeth. The bonding material may also be used to permeate small grazes in tooth enamel that
collect staining material, thus whitening teeth.
“Bonding provides patients with an affordable and effective correction for problems that they feel affect
the attractiveness of their smiles,” Dr. Omar Abdo said.