The perfect mouth we all envision contains two rows of sparkly white teeth encased in healthy pink gums. Everything lines up perfectly with no awkward gaps or holes.
Not everyone has this ideal smile. Sometimes patients come in with small holes called black triangles between their teeth. Fortunately, we have an easy way to fix black triangles.
What Are Black Triangles?
Black triangles are small gaps between your teeth and along your gum line. They occur because of a combination of tooth shape and gum recession. We call them “black triangles” because they are in the shape of a triangle.
Health Risks of Black Triangles
Because black triangles are sometimes caused by gum recession, early gingivitis could be at play. Gingivitis is a mild form of gum disease that can cause several oral issues:
- Gum soreness.
- Gum recession.
- Bleeding gums.
- Mouth pain.
- Loose teeth.
Treating black triangles can stop bacteria from getting into your gums and is a smart step to restore gums to full health.
How Karen E. Williamson, DDS, Can Help
At our office, we offer a unique solution to black triangles that you won’t find in many other clinics. Instead of using veneers as a bandaid solution to cover up the problem, we use a new technique called the Bioclear Matrix.
The Bioclear Matrix
The Bioclear Matrix is a holistic and artistic way to fill in those black triangles without losing the natural integrity of your teeth.
This fabulous technique is accomplished in four steps:
- We place the matrix: The matrix is a thin sheet of plastic that sits beside your tooth, just beneath your gums. This piece acts as a mold for your new tooth.
- We prepare your tooth: Once the matrix is in place, our team will prepare your tooth by ensuring it’s nice and clean.
- We add the composite resin: To fill in your black triangle, we use a composite resin material that is malleable and sturdy.
- We polish your tooth: After the composite resin is cured, we’ll use a dental file to smooth the surface of your tooth before adding a gleaming tooth polish to finish.
Change Your Black Triangles Into Pink Triangles
You don’t have to live with black triangles. A quick, easy treatment is right behind the Rockwell Market Center. Visit Karen E. Williamson, DDS, today for life-changing Bioclear black triangle touch-ups. We’re excited to welcome you into our homey office and restore your pink triangles!