More and more we are hearing from patients about the unwanted space or “dental black triangles” that are developing between their teeth. This dark space, unfortunately, is what our human eye is drawn to. It leaves the teeth looking old and dark. This isn’t because your teeth are dark, it is just the contrast between your white teeth, pink gums and dark space.

There are several reasons that these black triangles form. The first is just simply the shape of some teeth. When your teeth take on more of a triangle form, they connect with one another at the chewing surface but not near the gum line, leaving a larger gap between teeth. Another common cause is gum recession. If the gums surrounding your teeth begin to recede due to gum disease or bite-related problems, you may notice these black triangles begin to appear. If left untreated, they will grow larger over time.

Dentists using the Bioclear Matrix System can offer an alternative to veneers or crowns. This provides unparalleled results with a minimally invasive process that will close these black triangles and dramatically improve your smile. The space is filled with a glassy smooth and anatomically shaped composite material. This process will not only close the space but will also dramatically brighten your smile.

Using anatomically correct matrices and injection molding the composite, your dentist can achieve a rich, healthy smile restoration that will last, and help to preserve, and restore the papilla or gumline. In many cases it is the only long lasting solution, especially on lower teeth.