If you would like to learn more about this exciting new technique in dentistry, please call (949) 551-5902 or email us for an appointment with an Orange County cosmetic dentist at Rice Dentistry in Irvine.
Benefits of BioClear Veneers
BioClear was designed to address many of the common problems of both dental bonding and porcelain veneers. BioClear veneers:
- Are great for filling in “black triangles”
- Creates attractive, uniformly colored teeth
- Can be completed in a single office visit
- Are more stain resistant than dental bonding
- Are more durable than dental bonding
- Are healthy for gums
- Are less expensive than porcelain veneers
- Repair more easily if damaged
Because of these significant benefits, BioClear is rapidly increasing in popularity. We find this technique is great for us because it lets us give you great results efficiently. And patients who have had it done love the results, the speed, and, honestly, the cost!
How BioClear Works on Black Triangles
BioClear is a dramatic advancement in the way we approach dental composite restorations, utilizing flowable composites that have the texture of a thick liquid rather than a paste.
The BioClear veneers technique begins with thin clear mylar sheets that are used to wrap around the teeth, providing the mold for the new tooth. These can slip under the gum line, so the restoration can be uniform all the way down below the visual portion of the tooth. This is what makes BioClear veneers such a great treatment for black triangles along the gum line–they can fill in the base of the tooth as easily as the top.
Once we’ve achieved the shape we want for your teeth, we inject the liquid composite into the mold we’ve made with the mylar sheets. This is heated so that it can flow properly, ensuring there are no voids or gaps on the inside of the material. Although it’s hot, it isn’t damaging to your tooth or painful to the nerve because the composite doesn’t transmit heat well. It’s like its own insulator.
The resin cools, cures, and hardens. Then we perform some final shaping to remove the “tails” of injection material and folded mylar. Not as much polishing is necessary because the injection of flowable composites creates the smooth, shiny surface we want.
Is BioClear Right for You?
There are some people who are perfect candidates for BioClear veneers. This includes people who have:
- Healthy teeth that don’t need tissue removed
- Sensitive gums that might react to other techniques
- Black triangles along the gums that need be filled in
- Limited budget
If you have damaged teeth, decay, or if you’re looking for the absolute best appearance, we will recommend lab-produced porcelain veneers or crowns.