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Why Treating Black Triangles and Gapped Teeth with Composite is NOT The Best Idea

Get access to the best and most affordable treatment for black triangles and gapped teeth. The best method for closing gapped teeth includes the all-encompassing Invisalign solution.

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Black triangles in teeth, also known as gingival embrasures, cause embarrassment and a lack of confidence. No one wants large black gaps between their teeth that are highly visible. No one wants hard-to-reach food particles sticking to gums and surfaces, which occurs with gapped teeth. Even worse is the large black gaps that bring attention to discoloration and misaligned teeth.

If you are tired of seeing black triangles when you smile, there are a few solutions that can help you both aesthetically and preventively. Naturally, teeth straightening and alignment treatments are the best options for gingival embrasures. Teeth alignment brings teeth closer together and diminishes gaps.

32 Pearls uses state-of-the-art technology to eliminate the spaces between your teeth that encourage tooth decay and periodontal diseases. Call us today to discuss how to close the gaps between your teeth and put an end to black triangles. (206) 322-8862

Today, we’re going to help you understand a few preferred and not-so-preferred gap closing methods. In the long run, you decide what is best for you. We can only educate you, give suggestions, and help you make the more preferable decisions regarding your oral care. We hope to save you time from multiple office visits, long, uncomfortable procedures, and unnecessary costs. Our goal is to give you exceptional dental treatment at the most affordable cost.

What are Black Triangles and Gingival Embrasures?

Black triangles are large open spaces between teeth where your teeth meet the gums. You may have a large open space between the top two front teeth that make you feel incredibly intimated when you smile. That space is known as a diastema. There are many reasons why all of these spaces occur, and if they aren’t closed, the open spaces leave room for decay. You do not have to be embarrassed for wide spaces in your teeth, and we have the solution for you. Please let us know if you are tired, self-conscious, and awkward about these large open gaps. (206) 322-8862

Spaces between the teeth create notches or recessions for bacteria and disease to hang out along the gumline. Otherwise known as “plaque traps,” these areas act like little pools that invite food particles and bacteria to stick. Ridding the area of these pesky bacteria takes longer, and the areas are harder to reach. Eventually, the gums become sensitive, irritable, and red. How do these spaces even get there? A few common reasons are as follows:

  • Gum recession
  • Teeth grinding
  • Over-brushing or brushing too hard
  • Malocclusion, misaligned teeth
  • Periodontal disease (especially after surgery)
  • Tarter, gingivitis
  • Broken teeth, accidents
  • Overcrowding

Treatment for Black Triangles, Gingival Embrasures, and Wide Gaps

In the past, the only way to repair black triangles was with the painfully long and tedious process of porcelain veneers. Veneers are expensive, do not last, and tend not to provide complete protection against decay.

You may have heard of a process called Bioclear. First and foremost, Bioclear is a method involving Injection Molded Composite Dentistry, which is similar to bonding composite materials onto the teeth. Another way to describe it is that the dentist uses composite resin to add structure to your teeth. There are different techniques to do that, which we won’t go into here but will give you a summary. 

Dentistrytoday.com describes the procedure. “…the concept of injection molding originates from a long-standing manufacturing process of injecting molten material into a mold to produce parts. Bioclear employed this concept as a solution to composite placement for direct restorations.”

The procedure is costly in most dental offices. Bioclear bonds to the teeth and is not necessarily permanent, and damage may occur to the bonds. The dentist glues material to your teeth that may eventually chip your teeth, debond, and discolor the teeth differently from the natural color. Also, this material may create an unnatural over-contouring at the gum level that can lead to irritation and difficulty cleaning. An unpleasant result is a rough edge on each side of the teeth that catches food particles and broken floss. 

Please note we are not saying whether Bioclear is or is not the right treatment for you. If you are a good candidate for Bioclear, then you should get it. We do not offer it and will recommend those who do. We want to point out other alternatives for the treatment of black triangles and spacing that may work better for you. Please ask us how you can improve your smile and diminish dark spaces between your teeth. (206) 322-8862

Black triangles also appear when there are too many teeth crowding the mouth. An ortho procedure known as interproximal reduction is sometimes used to treat spaces due to mouth crowding.

Interproximal reduction or IPR is when dentists slim the teeth by shaving off interproximal enamel. The dentist reduces the size of teeth so that they fit into place. Reportable side effects of IPR include hypersensitivity, tooth decay, periodontal disease, irreversible dental pulp damage. There are reports of positive outcomes, but the therapy remains debatable. 

There is an easier, more affordable solution to black triangles, a diastema, and closing the gaps between your teeth.

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Invisalign® is hands down the easiest solution to turning black triangles and misshapen teeth into beautifully aligned pearls. 

  • Invisalign® naturally brings your teeth together without any bonding. 
  • Most insurances cover Invisalign.
  • Invisalign® combats tooth decay and periodontal diseases.
  • No Insurance. No Problem. We offer a NO-Interest payment plan.
  • We offer Invisalign at over 50% off the regular price. Visit our sale.
  • Invisalign® is more comfortable than other types of teeth straightening/ alignment procedures.
  • Invisalign® is virtually invisible
  • Invisalign® is removable for eating foods you enjoy.
  • Invisalign® is the #1 patient and dentist-recommended orthodontic treatment.

Now you know that Invisalign is the all-in-one best treatment for gaps, teeth alignment, and so much more. Give 32 Pearls a call today for more information. (206) 322-8862

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