Sometimes, the list of things that can be wrong with your smile can seem endless. Whether we’re talking about yellowed teeth that need whitening or crooked teeth that need straightening, there are so many reasons we can be unhappy with our teeth. But despite the seemingly endless parade of problems, cosmetic dentistry is equipped to handle all of them — even the ones you don’t hear about much.
One such little-discussed problem is known in the dental community as “black triangles.” These unsightly gaps at the base of the teeth can create a stark, unattractive contrast between white teeth, pink gums, and black openings between them. These triangles can make even the straightest and whitest of smiles look flawed. Believe it or not, there are procedures designed to close those gaps and make your smile bright and uninterrupted.
BioClear Can Close Black Triangles
There are multiple ways to close off these triangular gaps and make the smile whole again. Some dentists may recommend porcelain veneers, in which your dentist creates facade for your teeth that is secured over top to change the shape or look. But if black triangles are your only cosmetic problem, veneers may be slight overkill. Or, if the black triangles are appearing due to receding gums, your dentist may recommend the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique. If the gaps are very wide, orthodontics like Invisalign may be the best option to bring your teeth back together.
But sometimes, black triangles are just black triangles. And in those cases, the BioClear Matrix may be the perfect solution. For this procedure, your dentist will use a composite material to build up your teeth to fill the black triangles. The material looks just like your real teeth, so the finished product is completely undetectable.
How BioClear Works
This treatment involves the use of a thin sheet of clear mylar to create a mold. The mylar adheres to the tooth and can even sit slightly below the gumline for an even more natural look. The mylar is shaped as needed by your dentist, and then filled with a flowable composite. This composite is then heated, which softens it and allows it to flow into the spaces nearby that it needs to fill. Once it has filled the mold, the mold will be removed and your dentist will shape and polish the restoration.
Best of all: The whole process can be completed in a single visit. This affordable treatment is durable and stain-resistant, so you won’t have to worry about it once it’s done. You’ll walk into the dentist’s office with unsightly black triangles, and leave with a flawless smile. It’s really that easy!
Black triangles may not be as common a complaint as yellowed or crooked teeth, but they can still prevent you from loving your smile. If you want those gaps eliminated, talk to a cosmetic dentist about BioClear. Call (619) 299-5925 or contact us online to make an appointment right here in San Diego.