Black Triangles, The Space Between Teeth As We Age
As our gums recede, as we become older, the space between the teeth that was previously filled with gum tissue disappears. This creates ugly “Black Triangles” that age a smile and can be a difficult esthetic problem. The access and the geometry of this type of esthetic case make it very demanding. Direct Dental bonding is a possibility and Porcelain veneers are another possibility.
The area of the tooth down near the gumline is an awkward place for a dentist to work. Added to this is the complication that the gingival sulcus—the little groove between the gum and the tooth—is constantly oozing fluid which contaminates dental bonding. There are ways of controlling this, but it takes some expertise in this situation!
The direct dental bonding is extremely cost-effective and can be done in one visit. The alternative is to completely re-shape the teeth with porcelain veneers. This is easier, but is much more aggressive and more expensive. There are very few dentists in the country who have the training, skill level, and techniques to achieve this beautiful result. Don’t trust your smile to someone who merely claims to be a cosmetic dentist. Go with the real thing for this one.
This patient was unhappy with his smile for exactly this reason.
We were able to close his “Black Triangles” using an injection molding bonding technique, extremely cost-effective and performed in one visit.
There are very few dentists in the country who have the training, skill level, and techniques to achieve this beautiful result. Needless to say, this patient was thrilled thrilled with the results.