Case Examples of Bonding Treatments
Black-triangle Correction using the Bioclear technique:
Significant aesthetic compromise can occur when there is loss of gum tissue between the teeth and dark spaces, or "black-triangles", appear. Common causes of gum tissue loss include aging, orthodontic treatment, aggressive brushing, trauma, or chronic periodontal disease. Once the contributing factors for gum loss are addressed and eliminated, correction of the spaces is easily done with addition of composite material to re-shape the teeth, and fill in the spaces. Since no removal of tooth structure is needed, and there is only application of composite on the surface of the teeth, this procedure can be completed very comfortably without any anesthetic.
Black-triangle spaces after orthodontics
Closure of spaces using Bioclear technique
Localized space corrected with bonding
Correction of lower black-triangles
In this treatment case, the patient presented with under-sized lateral incisors, often referred to as "peg laterals". After completing orthodontic treatment with ideal positioning of the teeth, spacing remained between the lateral and central incisors due to the under-sized crowns. This condition was easily corrected by simply adding tooth-colored composite material to the lateral incisors, creating the ideal shape and contour, leading to a very aesthetic and natural looking result. No removal of any tooth structure was necessary, as this is a purely additive technique. This also allows for treatment to be completed without anesthetic, avoiding any injections.
Aesthetic Correction of Peg-Laterals
With cases of significant discoloration of teeth, composite veneering can completely change the appearance of the teeth and enhance the coloration. This treatment involves minor removal of tooth structure, mainly areas of decay, compromised enamel, and old stained fillings. Afterwards, composite material is applied over the teeth and shaped to a very natural looking contour. This can be a favorable option over porcelain veneers since more natural tooth structure can be maintained.
Correction of aesthetics with Composite Veneers