BioClear

BioClear

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.

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 BEFORE  This patient came to Family Holistic Dentistry because she didn't like the appearance of her veneer in her lateral incisor and needed to start a new job. She couldn't neither afford nor wait for a new veneer. BioClear was a great option for her, we removed the old veneer and did a BioClear restoration for her with a BPA and fluoride free composite.

BEFORE

This patient came to Family Holistic Dentistry because she didn't like the appearance of her veneer in her lateral incisor and needed to start a new job. She couldn't neither afford nor wait for a new veneer. BioClear was a great option for her, we removed the old veneer and did a BioClear restoration for her with a BPA and fluoride free composite.

 AFTER  The result was a more natural and beautiful restoration that is more conservative and less expensive than veeners. In addition we completed this in one appointment. After one hour she was ready to start her new job. Later she will come back for us to fix her central incisor.

AFTER

The result was a more natural and beautiful restoration that is more conservative and less expensive than veeners. In addition we completed this in one appointment. After one hour she was ready to start her new job. Later she will come back for us to fix her central incisor.

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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

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