A gap between two teeth or diastema can make a person feel uncomfortable about their smile. It’s usually found between the two front teeth making it easy to notice.
Here are various reasons why diastema occurs.
- A discrepancy between the jaw bones and teeth size
- Undersized or missing teeth
- Oversized labial frenum or the tissue found inside the upper lip extending to the gum above your two front teeth
- Habits such as thumb sucking
- Incorrect swallowing reflex
- Receding gums
- Periodontal disease
While some see gap teeth as a unique facial feature, some prefer to have it removed. The gap can form a black triangle that looks like a dark, empty space. When not closed, food can be trapped here and cavities can develop.
For patients who feel that diastema is taking a toll on their self-esteem, there’s a new dental treatment designed to fix this.
Bioclear is a cost-effective and minimally-invasive restorative treatment that can be used as an alternative to veneers or crowns.
Advantages of Bioclear Matrix
- Costs less than porcelain veneers
- More durable and long-lasting than traditional dental bonding
- Minimally invasive than veneers as it does not require scraping off a portion of the tooth enamel
- Quick, can be completed in a single visit
- More stain resistant
- Fixes dark triangles and other tooth irregularities
- Can be repaired when damaged
- Creates fuller, stronger teeth
How Does Bioclear Work
Bioclear uses patented plastic matrices and composite resin that’s color-matched to your tooth.
The clear plastic matrices are placed around the teeth and slightly under your gum. The porcelain, on the other hand, is molded using a warm injection technique. These techniques strengthen the restoration.
The entire treatment is simple and produces a smile that looks natural and complete.
The Bioclear Matrix System was developed by Dr. David Clark in 2007. This restorative treatment can rival and even surpass the results that bonding and veneers can deliver.
It gets rid of the unsightly black triangles between the teeth. It helps patients bring back confidence in their smiles.
How Does Bioclear Compare to other Traditional Restorative Treatments
Dental treatments commonly used to correct teeth irregularities include crowns, veneers, and composite resin bonding. These methods have their benefits but also come with disadvantages, all of which the Bioclear can address.
Porcelain is a strong material, but it isn’t immune to chipping. When porcelain veneers chip, repairs, more often than not, are no longer possible. The veneer will have to be replaced altogether and this can be costly.
Bioclear, on the other hand, can be repaired with ease as it uses dental composite and not porcelain. Also, a portion of the enamel need not be filed away. Rather than taking away from the tooth structure, the Bioclear adds to it and makes it stronger.
Bonding also works differently. Here, the tooth area is prepared before applying layers of composite and shaping the tooth. This process can leave behind gaps where bacteria or debris can accumulate.
Over time, this can result in staining, cavities, and even sensitive, bleeding gums. With Bioclear, these gaps are eliminated all while keeping the teeth preserved.
Find Out More About Bioclear Matrix
Bioclear is different from bonding although they both use composite. It preserves the tooth structure and creates a natural-looking, gap-free smile. It can fix unsightly tooth issues at a price that’s easier to manage.
Talk to us today to know more about this breakthrough procedure in restorative dentistry.