Are there any issues with the shape of your teeth that catch your eye whenever you look at your smile in the mirror? Are there noticeable black triangles or gaps in your grin? Are there any slight chips on your visible teeth? These types of cosmetic imperfections are traditionally treated with veneers or crowns. But at Dental Center of Midlothian, Dr. Johnson can offer a simpler modern alternative: BioClear. Call us today to learn more about this treatment and how it could help you enhance your appearance.
BioClear was developed in 2007 as an alternative way to address issues that typically call for bonding, veneers, or crowns. Today, more and more dentists are offering it at their practices due to the many benefits it has to offer.
The treatment involves wrapping the tooth in question with a heated composite resin, which is the same kind of material that is used for dental fillings. The resin is held in place with special matrices (molds) so that it fits perfectly around the tooth, covering up any problem areas.
We can use BioClear to correct a wide range of dental imperfections such as chipped teeth, discoloration, small gaps, and black triangles near where the teeth meet the gums.
Step one is to clean the tooth thoroughly. Any plaque or other harmful substances on the enamel need to be removed before the resin can be applied. Then, the matrix is wrapped around the tooth, and the heated composite resin is injected. Said resin will be custom shaded so that it matches the rest of your smile. Once the resin is in place, we’ll harden it in seconds with a special curing light. Then we’ll make any necessary last-minute adjustments to the material before polishing the tooth.
There are many reasons why BioClear has become a popular cosmetic option in recent years: