Treating black triangles, gaps and restoring ANTERIOR AND posterior teeth with BioClear Injection Molding Technique
Dr Burke has completed her Level 4 certification in anterior and posterior restorations using the BioClear techinque with hands on courses from the BioClear Learning Center in Tacoma, Washington. This fits into our philosophy of conservative, minimally invasive dentistry.
As we age, sometimes unwelcome dark spaces appear between our teeth. Besides adding an older appearance to our simile, these dark spaces may also collect food debris and plaque. Also known as dental black triangles - the clinical terminology is gingival embrasures - they can be the result of bone loss, recession of the gum line, or movement of the teeth.
Some people have naturally occurring gaps between their teeth called diastema. Though not unhealthy, gaps between the teeth are sometimes the source of embarrassment or low self-esteem.
Until recently, dentists repaired “black triangles” and gaps with porcelain veneers. Veneers are thin layers of ceramic that adhered to the teeth. Applying the veneer first involves removing portions of the tooth surface. With BioClear, the natural tooth can be preserved so there is no additional loss of tooth structure. The BioClear technique achieves aesthetic beauty in a healthy way. This technique uses addition instead of amputation, which strengthens the tooth. In addition, it is a more cost effective and conservative approach.
BioClear is also beneficial for posterior teeth. For posterior teeth, the injection molding technique can be used prevent placing a crown in some instances, giving us the option to restore teeth where before we had only the option of a crown.
The BioClear Injection Molding Technique is a new system that uses composite material, easily bonded to any part of the tooth, to close the gaps, align uneven teeth, cover chips and even out the color. It is minimally invasive and cost effective treatment that uses clear forms which are filled with a composite material matched to the shade of your teeth. The forms are removed leaving behind smooth contoured composite that has beautiful shine this is smooth to the touch. The form sits just below the gum line, meaning the teeth will appear to emerge naturally. The tight contacts achieved with this system mean that the papilla (the gum in-between the teeth) is hugged back into place, revealing a healthy and youthful smile.
Another Clinical case at Family Holistic Dentistry
This patient came to our office asking for Bioclear to close his black triangles.
He had braces twice and the space between his front teeth couldn’t be closed. After getting a dental cleaning he could see his black triangles more pronounced and his self stem was affected. He wanted to get an alternative with a natural look to close the gaps. We closed them with BPA free composite without removing tooth structure
Another case :
Patient came to our office looking for a better appearance. I did the upper front 6 teeth. What I like about Bioclear is the fact that I can restore teeth with addition instead of subtraction. For instance, to do a crown I would need to subtract( cut away) healthy tooth structure. Veneers would require me to the same.