Do you have Black Triangles between your teeth or a Gappy Smile?
Unwanted spaces or black triangles in between your teeth are a cosmetic concern for some of our patients. Most are concerned about the dark appearance which arises from the contrast between your white teeth, pink gums and the empty space in between.
There are a number of causes for black triangles. The most common is due to the shape of your teeth being slightly tapered or triangular in shape; that is, the necks of your teeth are narrower than the edges of your teeth. This prevents them from sitting flush together at the gum line leaving space in this area.
In some cases, black triangles may appear between your front teeth following orthodontic or Invisalign treatment, once your teeth are nicely lined up.
The second major reason for black triangle formation is due to gum recession/gum loss. If you have been diagnosed with periodontal/gum disease or have had periodontal/gum therapy, you may have ended up with black triangles and gum recession as a side effect of treating your active disease.
How does the procedure work?
Bioclear matrices in combination with conservative composite bonding offers a quick and simple solution to black triangles and gappy teeth without the need for crowns or veneers.
The technique allows the spaces to be filled with a glassy and smooth flowable composite which accurately adapts to the natural contours of your teeth. The procedure is completed in a single appointment and requires minimal preparation of your teeth.
If you are concerned about black triangles in between your teeth or a gappy smile, give us a call on 07 3357 4177 today for a consultation with our experienced and gentle dentists.
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