What BioClear Veneers Can Do
BioClear composite dental veneers can be used for almost anything that traditional veneers can. This includes correcting teeth that are:
- Gapped (including black triangles)
- Poorly shaped
The flowable composite does a better job of forming around the tooth than traditional dental bonding, so it’s easier to give the tooth an entirely new visible surface. This makes them a better treatment for tooth discoloration. And because the composite can completely form around the tooth, it can easily reshape them to close gaps, including those at the base of the tooth where black triangles develop.
But BioClear veneers are still good for achieving all the effects that traditional dental bonding is used for, such as reshaping worn, small, or poorly shaped teeth.
How is BioClear Different from Dental Bonding?
BioClear uses a material similar to that of traditional dental bonding, but it’s applied differently. Instead of being “spackled” on like bonding, it is a flowable composite that is poured into a mold around your tooth.
Does It Hurt To Get BioClear?
No. BioClear doesn’t require us to remove any natural tooth material, so there’s no vibration to cause discomfort. BioClear is warmed to flow, but it’s not so hot it hurts.
Advantages of BioClear
BioClear is becoming one of the most requested procedures in cosmetic dentistry because it offers many great benefits, including:
- Natural appearance
- Stain resistance
- Ability to close black triangles
- Completable in a single visit
- Preservation of natural teeth
- Ease of repair
- Relatively low cost
BioClear has a great appearance like natural tooth enamel. That’s because the flowable composite has few voids, creating a smooth, enamel-like surface. The density of the flowable composite also makes it more resistant to stains and more durable than traditional dental bonding. It’s also better than bonding at closing black triangles at the base of your teeth. But, like bonding, it can be completed in one visit.
BioClear is better than veneers in some ways, too. BioClear can be applied over your natural teeth, so it preserves your tooth enamel and is completely reversible. Plus, if it gets chipped, it can be easily repaired and doesn’t have to be replaced. And it’s generally less expensive than ceramic veneers.
Options for Treating Black Triangles
Black triangles are common among older Americans who have otherwise healthy teeth. They are caused by receding gums around your teeth, which reveals the narrower neck of your teeth. Receding gums are caused by either gum disease (which affects half of all adults, and about 70% of adults over the age of 65) or over-aggressive toothbrushing (which is how many people try to avoid gum disease).
There are three main treatments for black triangles:
- Gum graft
Gum grafts close black triangles by restoring your lost gum tissue. This is done by taking gum tissue from a donor site in your mouth and placing it in the area where your gums receded. This can be successful, but it’s also painful, and it doesn’t work.
Veneers are facades of ceramic that are placed to reshape your teeth. They work well for this and other cosmetic gaps in your smile, but they require the removal of natural tooth material and they are expensive.
BioClear is an easy, comfortable, and inexpensive way to treat the problem of black triangles, which makes it a great alternative to more traditional methods of treatment.
Are BioClear Veneers Right for You?
If you are unhappy with the appearance of your smile and want to learn whether BioClear or another type of veneer is right for your smile, please call (760) 832-7915 today for an appointment with cosmetic dentist Dr. Rod Strober, serving all of the Coachella Valley from Country Club Dentistry in Rancho Mirage.