The dentist in Portland, OR at Advanced Dental Arts NW, Bioclear is a dental technique and system used to restore and enhance teeth' appearance, particularly in tooth gaps, black triangles, worn edges, and other cosmetic concerns. It involves using specially designed matrices and composite materials to achieve aesthetic and durable results. The Bioclear technique is known for its ability to provide stable, long-lasting, and aesthetically pleasing results. It offers a conservative alternative to traditional porcelain veneers or crowns and can be an effective option for patients seeking to improve their smile without extensive tooth reduction.
The Bioclear Process
The tooth receiving the Bioclear restoration is prepared by cleaning and isolating the treatment area. This ensures that the tooth surface is free of debris and saliva for optimal bonding.
A specialized, transparent plastic matrix is placed around the tooth or teeth being treated. The matrix is contoured to create the desired shape and form of the restoration. It helps to guide the placement of the composite material and provides support during the bonding process.
Composite Material Application
A high-quality dental composite material is applied to the tooth surface within the matrix. The composite is carefully sculpted and shaped to fill gaps, build up worn edges, or correct other cosmetic issues. The composite material is color-matched to blend seamlessly with the surrounding natural teeth.
Bioclear utilizes an injection molding technique, injecting heated composite material into the matrix to create a complete, full-coverage restoration. This method allows for precise placement and ensures uniform and smooth results.
Matrix Removal and Finishing
Once the composite material has cured and hardened, the matrix is removed, and the restoration is further shaped and contoured. The dentist will refine the restoration to achieve the desired aesthetics and ensure proper fit and function. The final step involves polishing the restoration to enhance its natural appearance and smoothness.
The Advantages of the Bioclear
One of the primary benefits of Bioclear is its ability to produce highly aesthetic results. Using tooth-colored composite resin material allows natural-looking restorations that blend seamlessly with the surrounding teeth. The composite resin can match the color of your natural teeth, providing a beautiful and uniform appearance.
Bioclear is a minimally invasive treatment option compared to traditional restorative procedures such as dental crowns or veneers. It preserves more of the natural tooth structure, requiring minimal tooth reduction. This conservative approach helps maintain the strength and integrity of the teeth.
The composite resin used in the Bioclear method is durable and long-lasting. With proper care and maintenance, the restorations can withstand normal biting and chewing forces for an extended period. The material is resistant to staining and can maintain its appearance over time.
Bioclear can address various dental concerns, including gaps between teeth, black triangles, and tooth wear. To learn more, contact Advanced Dental Arts NW at 1316 SW 13th Ave, Portland, OR 97201, or call (503) 235-0555.