Closing the Gaps for a Youthful Smile—an economical and conservative approach

Closing the Gaps for a Youthful Smile—an economical and conservative approach

St Lawrence Dentistry is proud to offer the Mississauga community esthetic treatment of dental black triangles. A dental black triangle is the loss of the interdental papilla ‘gum’ between the anterior (front teeth). This creates a dark triangular look which can be highly noticeable. In addition, this can lead to phonetic problems (space allows passage for the air or saliva), and lateral food impaction. Treatment of these triangle areas can rejuvenate the original look of the gum tissue and provide a striking youthful looking appearance.

There are many causes of black triangles. Some of them are natural ageing, gum architecture, food impaction between teeth, and overly aggressive flossing. The primary way to prevent the triangles from a happening in the first place is review of proper oral hygiene. However, some black triangles with inevitably develop despite excellent oral home care.

There are several ways to treat a black triangle but Dr. Hawryluk believes not all of them are ideal methods. Some dentist recommend crowns or veneers to close these spaces. However this is overly aggressive and damaging to the teeth. Other dentists will recommend gingival grafting. However, grafting can be unpredictable in treating unaesthetic black triangles. A third and also problematic way of treatment is to use a composite ‘Mylar strip’ and conventional composite. Although this may work it sometimes leaves excess material on the tooth and may not follow the contours of the tooth. In addition, it may be prone to chipping off.

BioClear Matrices

Dr. Hawryluk Jr. of St. Lawrence Dentistry recommends BioClear Matrices to treat black triangles. These are uniquely contoured composite formations which help shape the dental material in the contour of the tooth. The BioClear system represents a major advancement in dentistry and more and more dentists are becoming aware of the systems amazing abilities. The material is ‘injection molded’ or compressed onto the tooth which creates a very strong bond. No sound tooth is removed in the bonding process which makes this a very desirable and conservative treatment.

St. Lawrence Dentistry only uses G-ænial Universal Flo composite material to treat black triangles. This material represents the next advancement in the flowable composites category. In the past, dentists had to sacrifice strength and aesthetics to get the easy handling they loved with a flowable. That is no longer the case. Studies have confirmed that G-ænial Universal Flo has higher strength, higher wear resistance, and higher gloss retention than other tested flowable composites. When bonding black dental black triangles Dr. Hawryluk heats this material which further enhances its amazing properties.

If you are considering bonding dental black triangles you should seek out a dental professional with ample experience in this procedure. Furthermore, it is recommended you find a dentist who uses the BioClear System, heats the dental material appropriately before use, and uses a dental microscope to finish these bonded restorations.

These beautiful esthetic rehabilitations are not for every circumstance. However, their application range is large if the dentist has the experience and skill to do these procedures. BioClear esthetic restorations have become very popular at St. Lawrence Dentistry because they , in many cases, do not involve shaving down your tooth structure. In this is very important to patient and dentists as the conservative approach is really the modern healthy approach in many instances. In addition, the popularity has risen due to the fact these procedures cost many times less than procedures like dental veneers.

If you live in the Mississauga/Toronto area and are considering treating dental black triangles St. Lawrence Dentistry would like to help. The first step is to have a consultation with Dr. Hawryluk. He will discuss your needs and expectations with you, and develop a plan to achieve your esthetic objectives.

Please call St. Lawrence Dentistry If you would like to discuss Dental Black Triangle Bonding further.

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