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What is a Black Triangle?

You see black triangles all the time. Someone smiles big and it looks like a piece of pepper is stuck between their teeth. You may have the dark triangle problem too. You may not smile big because you don’t want it to show. This happens because of age, recession of the gums, crowded teeth that are straightened or even from cavities or gum disease. It doesn’t matter how it happens my patients just cry out, “Fix my black triangle, please.”

Watch this testimonial from a patient who recently got Bioclear treatment to fix her black triangles.

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How were black triangles fixed before Bioclear and what were the problems?

Before we had Bioclear to fix the black triangle problem, we would use bonding techniques to try to cover this embarrassing condition. We would use tooth colored material called composite and place in with a “patty-cake” technique. This would solve the problem, but not for long. Because bonding depends on dry teeth to work, bonding near and under the gum was unreliable to fix black triangles. Saliva and other liquids would contaminate the teeth before the dentist could place the composite. It would look okay for a couple of weeks, and then a dark line would develop right where the tooth and gum come together. In summary, bonding did not fix the black triangle problem for long. This often leads to solving the black triangle with porcelain veneers.

Using porcelain veneers was often recommended to patients with black triangles. Porcelain veneers would fix the problem, but there would be another problem of cost and lost of tooth structure involved with this process. The veneers would look great but each tooth could cost $2000 each. That’s okay if you can afford it. but even if you could, you lost big by damaging your tooth structure. Placing two porcelain veneers to fix a dark triangle removes 2-3mm of tooth structure between the teeth and 1mm on the front sides. You lose 25-35% of your tooth to fix the triangle with porcelain veneers.

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The Bioclear Method- conservative fix of black triangles

Fortunately, San Diego cosmetic dentist Dr. David Eshom is an expert in the Bioclear technique. The way Bioclear fixes black triangles is unique because it solves all the problems that the other techniques failed to address. Bonding was not strong enough and stained. Bioclear is strong and doesn’t stain because it is not layered and is placed under ideal isolation. Porcelain veneers were strong and beautiful but required half your tooth to be damaged before it is placed. Bioclear is “additive” meaning it is added to your tooth in the black triangle area to fix the problem. No tooth structure is damaged or removed in order to solve the problem.


Bioclear uses patented technology and materials in a totally unique way to conservatively fix black triangles. Unlike bonding, isolation is required. Clear funnel-shaped Bioclear matrices combine with warm injection molded composite to make a one-piece monolithic restoration rivalling the porcelain veneer for strength. The patient gets a beautiful, strong and minimally invasive (additive only) fix for dark triangles.

Bioclear fixes dark triangles by adding to your tooth and not subtracting/damaging your tooth. It is strong like porcelain but the cost is much lower. Bioclear can fix your triangle in one day unlike a veneer that requires 2 appointment 2 weeks apart. You get and instant fix at half the cost, half the time and all you tooth. Give us a call today for your free Bioclear black triangle consultation.

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