Bioclear: The Best Fix for Black Triangles
Everyone wants a stunning smile. But, not everyone is born with one.
If you have black triangles, also known as gingival embrasures, a common condition where gum tissue doesn’t completely fill the space between your teeth, you’ve probably looked into crowns or veneers.
Bioclear, a new treatment option we’re excited to offer at our practice, is a gold standard in black triangle treatment. Bioclear comes with a host of benefits and is a great option for other oral issues like discoloration, chips, small teeth, or other imperfections.
What is Bioclear and what does it do?
In a nutshell, Bioclear is a procedure that uses composite to add material to the teeth. The material will be injected into a mold placed around the prepared tooth. Once it hardens, it is contoured and then polished. This conservative and less invasive technique is considered the best alternative to veneers, bonding, and crowns.
According to Dr. Robert Koch, “The use of Bioclear is especially useful in closing “black triangles” which can be a result of gum recession or following orthodontic treatment such as Invisalign. Bioclear composite fillings can close spaces between teeth and can be a great alternative to crowns or veneers.”
The Enticing Benefits of Bioclear Treatment for Black Triangles
Bioclear treatment has many great benefits. However, the most remarkable aspect is the impact on your natural tooth. Veneers and crowns require the filing down of roughly 60 – 85% of your tooth, while the Bioclear procedure impacts only 0-5 % of your natural tooth structure.
For Dr. Koch, “Bioclear technique emphasizes a more conservative preparation and stronger bond strength. This approach results in a more aesthetic and longer-lasting restoration.”
Aside from the fact that it is less invasive and highly effective, other benefits of Bioclear include:
- It is fast and easy. Typically, the procedure will only require one appointment. Other options like crowns can require multiple sessions.
- It is durable. Bioclear is considered highly dependable compared to other options.
- It is beautiful. The treatment is designed to match your teeth perfectly and is exceptionally natural-looking.
- It is minimally invasive. As mentioned earlier, it would require removing less of the natural tooth structure.
- It is cost-effective. The procedure will typically cost half the price of alternative options.
Bioclear Treatment: Answers to Frequently Asked Questions
What can I expect during the procedure?
The first step is to remove all traces of biofilm from the teeth. Thin mylar forms that are wrapped around the tooth will function as mold. Liquid composite will be injected into the forms. Ultraviolet light is used to harden the resin. The tooth is then formed and polished.
How many visits are required?
The method will only require one session, making it a time-saving and convenient treatment.
Is Bioclear only used on the front teeth?
Bioclear can also be used on posterior teeth. When repairing a cavity, Bioclear is also used in place of an onlay or inlay.
Who are good candidates for the procedure?
Anyone who suffers from black triangles, or is looking for a great way to restore their teeth is considered a good candidate for Bioclear treatment.
Is Bioclear for You?
If you’re a candidate for crowns or veneers, Bioclear could be a better option, depending on the quality of your teeth. Bioclear can strengthen your tooth and restore its function. If you are considering Bioclear treatment, get in touch with us. We have the facility and the skills needed to deliver the results you want.