Bioclear® is a treatment option for a range of cosmetic and restorative dental health needs. A modern bonding technique, Bioclear provides advantages over traditional tooth bonding and can sometimes alleviate the need for more invasive procedures such as a dental crown.
A unique alternative to tooth bonding, veneers, and crowns, Bioclear is also called injection over-molding. The composite material is able to be shaped on and around the tooth for a more stable result. This aspect of the process creates more tooth structure to support your smile and minimize the risk of future damage. Additional benefits of the Bioclear method include:
- Economical: for many needs, Bioclear can offer economical treatment when compared to porcelain veneers and other options.
- Conservative: the process offers a conservative approach to many common dental problems.
- Repairable: Bioclear can be repaired if chips or damage occur.
- Non-irritating: Bioclear does not irritate gum tissue and can often support improved gum health after being placed to close gaps and dark triangles.
Bioclear: how does it work?
One of the key advantages of Bioclear is the minimal impact on healthy tooth structure. There is typically no need to remove healthy tooth enamel when using Bioclear, only in areas where there is damage or decay.
Bioclear is a minimally or non-invasive treatment, depending on what is being treated. The composite is often added to the existing tooth structure, improving the integrity of the tooth.
Placed in a similar manner as tooth bonding, the material is skilfully applied and shaped by Dr. Chahal to blend seamlessly with your natural smile. The material is warmed before application to make it malleable and able to be sculpted on and around the tooth. Once in place, it will be cured and polished for a smooth surface.
What Can Bioclear Treat?
The Bioclear method has many applications. Common uses include:
- Dark triangles: dental triangles are a common cosmetic concern. Bioclear is highly successful at closing black triangles.
- Tooth damage: Bioclear can be used to address chips, cracks and worn teeth.
- Gaps between teeth: close tooth gaps with Bioclear without having to degrade healthy teeth for placing crowns or veneers.
Dr. Chahal will work with you to explore your treatment options when addressing these dental concerns. When considering all available options, Bioclear can often offer more comprehensive benefits for long-term oral health and wellness. Bioclear is especially effective for treating dental triangles, creating a more symmetrical and healthy-looking smile. When closing black triangles with Bioclear, we are also improving the stability of your existing tooth structure.
How long does Bioclear last?
For most patients, Bioclear can last up to 10 years or more. The ability to repair any chips or damage over time will improve the longevity of your result. Good oral hygiene and regular dental care also play a role in how long your dentistry will last.
Can a dentist remove Bioclear?
Bioclear is not a permanent dental restoration. Your dentist can remove or replace it if they need to.
What are dental triangles?
Dental triangles or black triangles are areas along the gum line and between the teeth where there are small but visible gaps, often creating a “black” or dark spot between the teeth. They can form for a variety of reasons, from lifestyle habits such as smoking to aging. Some patients have these early on due to the size and spacing of their teeth.
Can Bioclear fix crooked teeth?
Yes, Bioclear can fix crooked teeth. The process is highly effective for minor crowding of teeth and you can complete it in less than six months with positive results. Additionally, Bioclear often requires fewer visits to the orthodontist due to their quick treatment time.
Does Bioclear look natural?
Yes, Bioclear looks natural and blends in with your existing teeth. The clear matrices your dentist uses in the treatment are custom-made to fit each tooth precisely. The composite resin will color-match the shade of your natural teeth. This allows Bioclear restorations to blend in seamlessly with your smile and provide a natural-looking result. Additionally, dentists use Bioclear to create subtle changes or more dramatic transformations depending on your desired outcome.
Does BioClear hurt?
The Bioclear treatment process usually involves minimal discomfort. Your dentist will numb the area with a local anesthetic before beginning any work to ensure that you are comfortable throughout the procedure. After the procedure, it is normal to experience some minor soreness or sensitivity, but this should subside within a few days. Your dentist may recommend over-the-counter pain relievers or prescribe medication to help manage any discomfort you experience during your recovery period.
Dr. Chahal will evaluate your teeth and gums and ensure no underlying dental problems are contributing to the appearance of black triangles that should be addressed as part of your overall treatment.