Gaps in a smile can happen anytime. They can be caused by injury to a tooth, poor alignment, gum disease, or just genetics. One of the worst areas for a person to have an unwanted gap is between the front teeth. Those with diastema (a gap between two teeth) may seek treatments to correct the imperfection. There are several ways a dentist could correct the smile. These will depend on how severe the gap is, the patient’s budget, and many other factors.
A more common procedure a cosmetic dentist will use is porcelain veneers. However, this dental procedure has its downsides, including cost. For those that are looking for a more affordable solution, there’s Bioclear. In this article, we will explore what Bioclear Matrix can do for you, its advantages, and what to expect when having it applied to your teeth.
What is Bioclear?
When gaps occur in the smile, the most prevalent issue is dissatisfaction for the patient. They may not like their smile and maybe hyper-focused on that particular area. They may go to great lengths to hide the imperfection or not smoke as brightly. No matter if a gap has occurred due to genetics, abnormal teeth wear, or an accident, it can be corrected with Bioclear.
Bioclear is a new way to fix diastema. It’s a minimally-invasive restorative treatment that is both cost-effective and produces impressive results. The product itself consists of patented plastic matrices and durable composite resin. It is considered an excellent alternative to veneers or crowns in some situations. The restoration is entirely natural-looking and carefully matches your natural tooth color.
What are the advantages of Bioclear?
Why should you choose Bioclear for your cosmetic dentistry needs? Many patients suffer from what is known as the black triangles. This condition is where there is a significant gap at the gum line between the front teeth. It will noticeably create a black triangle. This is often a problem for individuals, and when tooth wear or gum recession occurs, the black triangle will only grow to be more pronounced.
If you are unhappy with the look of your smile due to a gap between your front teeth, Bioclear is an excellent choice. As a revolutionary dental product, Bioclear provides the results most patients are looking for and is performed in a short amount of time, often one office visit.
When choosing Bioclear for your teeth, there are numerous advantages. Take a look at some of the top reasons you should consider talking to your dentist about cosmetic dentistry and Bioclear today.
- More affordable than veneers
- Long-lasting and durable
- It’s a minimally invasive procedure
- Performed in a single office visit
- Bioclear is stain resistant
- Exceptional at fixing tooth irregularities
- Improves the strength of your teeth
How does Bioclear work?
If you’re considering having a Bioclear Matrix applied, it’s likely that you have questions, such as how it works. Those that are familiar with porcelain veneers may notice a few similarities between the processes.
A rubber dam is placed around the teeth and just below the gum line. Bio-blasting will be done to eliminate any material that needs to be removed from the teeth to gain better visibility. Blasting will continue until all biofilm is removed. Thin clear plastic matrices are then fitted over the teeth and cut to fit. Once seated properly, your dentist can start the warm injection molding technique. The resin is filled inside the matrix coating the tooth and creating a mold.
These methods are used to strengthen the restoration and ensure that they will be durable for extended wear. Once formed the patient will have a strong, long-lasting restoration.
How is this different from bonding?
You may or may not be familiar with tooth bonding. Essentially it is done with the same material your dentist will use to fill a cavity. However, bonding goes a little bit further than the typical cavity filling. Your dentist can shape the resin to a smooth finish to repair things like cracks, chips, and in some cases, gaps.
The major difference between bonding and Bioclear is that the bonding material will need to be shaved down and shaped. In contrast, the Bioclear will just need to be applied. It is already performed and molded before application.
How is this different from veneers?
Porcelain veneers are applied to the fronts of the teeth. They can be used to correct any irregularities, including alignment, gaps, chips, and discolorations. Though they can completely transform your smile, then ears are all so expensive. A single porcelain veneer to be applied can cost upwards of $1,200. At the same time, the national average for veneers varies between $250-$3,000 a tooth.
Though when compared to composite veneers that cost between $250 to $1,500, there is quite a bit of difference. On average, a patient that would like to utilize Bioclear Matrix restorations can expect to spend 25% to 50% less versus porcelain counterparts. This is a substantial difference and one that those on a budget can be happy to see.
The biggest difference between traditional porcelain veneers and Bioclear is there is no damage. When porcelain veneers are applied, the dentist will need to shave down the front of your tooth to allow for fitting the thin covering. This ensures you have a seamless adhesion and is flush with your other teeth. This also means that most porcelain veneer procedures aren’t reversible. Bioclear Matrices are reversible and don’t damage your natural tooth.
Is Bioclear a better option?
Though you can certainly have bonding or porcelain veneers to close the gap in your teeth, you may want to consider Bioclear. It is an excellent option for anyone looking for a cost-effective approach to improving their smile. It has no long-term side effects as porcelain veneers do, and it outperforms bonding in terms of durability. When matched with only needing one office visit to get the smile you’ve been wanting, it’s clear that Bioclear is a winner for restorative dentistry.
Having a gap in your smile, no matter how big or small, is something many don’t like seeing when looking in the mirror. If you found that you have black triangles in between your front teeth or other gaps that are causing you to be dissatisfied with your smile, there is a solution. Bioclear Matrix is the modern cosmetic dentistry approach offering cost-effective, durable, all-natural-looking results.
Are you unhappy with the look of your smile? Is a tooth irregularity affecting your confidence? Contact Image Dental today for a consultation. Request an appointment online by clicking here or give our office a call during regular office hours at (209) 955-1500.