Dental Black Triangles Knoxville, TN

Do you have “dark triangles” around the edges of your teeth or along the gum line? These are often the result of orthodontic treatment, misshapen teeth, gum recession, and even aging. Dr. Cain can help you restore beautiful aesthetics to your smile by closing these spaces with a modern tooth bonding process. A modern alternative to tooth bonding, the injection overmolding process is not only a cosmetic solution for dental black triangles but also supports improved oral health by reinforcing the existing tooth structure.

Treating Dental Triangles: what to expect

Dr. Cain will meet with you to evaluate your cosmetic needs and the condition of your teeth and gums. If the appearance of dark triangles between your teeth is the result of existing dental health problems, your treatment plan will also address the underlying cause. Gum disease can be a common factor in the appearance of dark triangles and our office offers comprehensive periodontal care for your needs under one roof.

We use a high-quality composite material to close in dark triangles and create a more aesthetically pleasing smile. The entire process is completed in one visit and you will leave our office with a beautiful, healthier smile. The composite is color-matched and Dr. Cain will skillfully adhere the material to the teeth, taking time to shape and create a stable bite. The end result is a more symmetrical tooth that is now reinforced for greater durability.

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What can tooth bonding treat?
The modern tooth bonding process can be used to treat a range of dental concerns including:

  • Changes in the gum line: gum recession due to disease or aging can expose more of the tooth root and create the appearance of dark triangles over time.
  • Misshapen teeth: if you have one or more teeth that are misshapen, rotated or twisted we can create a more natural looking smile by filling in open spaces.
  • Post orthodontic treatment: for many patients, straightening teeth can lead to the appearance of dark triangles after treatment.

Am I a candidate for tooth bonding?
Most patients are candidates for this modern alternative to tooth bonding. Dr. Cain will determine the most suitable treatment options for your unique needs and cosmetic goals after a dental exam. Other restorative and cosmetic procedures for addressing dental black triangles can include dental crowns and veneers.

What are the benefits of tooth bonding?

There are several key benefits to closing dark triangles between your teeth with Bioclear. The combined factors of a stable composite matrix that supports tooth structure and a natural-looking result achieved in one visit make this a great choice for most patients. Compared to the time and financial investment of porcelain veneers or dental crowns, using Bioclear is an economical alternative with lasting results. Dr. Cain will present all suitable treatment options for your consideration.