Fix Tooth Gap (Black Triangles)

30% of adults have black triangles, clinically known as open gingival embrasures.  This gap between teeth is often due to bone loss and recession of the gum line, and sometimes due to movement in the teeth.  Dark spaces between the teeth can make the teeth look old.  They are also prone to accumulate food debris encouraging excessive plaque build-up.  In cases where the enamel is perfectly healthy, these needn’t be masked with veneers.  Using a special composite bonding technique, we can close these gaps improving the integrity of the gum and the appearance of your smile.

Bioclear is a minimally invasive & cost effective treatment using 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 that 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.

Bioclear Before and AfterThe Bioclear treatment is also perfect for closing diastema (the vertical gap in-between two teeth).  Many celebrities have a gap between teeth or diastema including Madonna, Eddie Murphy, Jack Black, Lauren Hutton, and Willie Nelson.  For many people, a diastema makes their smile unique, and they choose to keep the charming mid-line gap.  Though a diastema is considered harmless, meaning it rarely affects dental health, some people want to close those smile gaps.  Using the clear forms & composite bonding, we can transform your smile with a very natural finish.

Another common dislike among patients can be undersized laterals or peg laterals.  This is where the tooth has not grown to its full capacity making the smile line look uneven.  Due to the excellent quality of shaded composite materials coupled with the Bioclear system, these teeth can be built up to reveal an aesthetically symmetrical smile.

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