If you have been considering dental veneers to restore your smile, you should talk to your dentist. Have you dreamed of fixing your smile, but feel frozen with uncertainty? Bioclear® may be your solution! Expanding the possibilities of restorative Dentistry with outcomes that are predictable and conservative, and smiles that are natural and long lasting.
Bioclear® is a technique that more and more dentists are using. In some ways, it is like a veneer, but there are differences as well. Bioclear® could be a good treatment for your teeth, whether you have chips and cracks, or whether you want to change their shape or appearance in any way.
The process of getting dental veneers
A dental veneer is a thin porcelain shell that the dentist attaches to the front of the tooth. To do this, the dentist must remove portions of the tooth, including some enamel. The dentist will also etch the tooth to make it rough so that the veneer can bond effectively. Veneers are strong and durable and can last for up to 10 years. However, they are prone to chipping and cracking.
Bioclear® preserves more of the natural tooth
No Tooth Grinding Needed for Bioclear®! People who are looking for a non-invasive treatment will like what Bioclear® offers. While dental veneers require reshaping of the tooth, Bioclear® does not need any grinding or shaving of the tooth. The enamel will stay on the tooth, and the dentist will use composite instead of porcelain. The dentist uses this clear plastic and wraps it around either side of the tooth. This creates the shape the patient wants. In and around the tooth is composite.
Bioclear® lasts longer
With the proper care and attention, Bioclear can last more than 10 years. The material is durable and can stand up to wear and tear. People who have Bioclear® veneers can eat most foods. It is important to continue brushing the veneer.
Bioclear® can be repaired more readily
A blow to the face or biting into something such as a utensil can break, crack, or chip the dental veneers. Repairing a chipped porcelain veneer is difficult. Fixing a cracked or broken one is impossible. However, if the same issues occur to Bioclear® veneer, the dentist can add to the composite and build it up again.
Bioclear® is a one-day process
Getting porcelain veneers requires the patient to come into the office for at least two visits. At the first visit, the dentist will take X-rays and make impressions of the teeth. Using these images, the dentist will have a technician fabricate the porcelain veneer. This process can take a few weeks. However, with Bioclear®, the dentist can make the veneer right in the office immediately after making the impression. The entire process will usually take around an hour.
How long do Bioclear® veneers last?
Bioclear veneers wear away at the same rate as your natural tooth enamel. If you take good care of your veneers and brush and floss regularly, they can last 10-12 years.
To extend the life of your Bioclear veneers, your provider may recommend you wear a night guard during sleep. This prevents you from grinding or clenching your teeth and causing damage.
Is it possible to stain my Bioclear® veneers?
Bioclear® veneers are incredibly durable. They don’t stain like composite fillings or porcelain crowns, so you can eat and drink your favorite foods and beverages. That said, it’s important you practice good oral hygiene. The team recommends brushing and flossing every day and visiting Dentistry@521 or Dentistry@Mendon Square every six months for a professional cleaning and oral exam.
What if I chip or crack my Bioclear® veneers?
If you chip, crack, or otherwise damage your Bioclear veneers, schedule an appointment at our office. Restoring Bioclear® veneers involves the same injection molding techniques as the original application. The process occurs on-site in one appointment, so you don’t have to worry about waiting for a dental lab to finish the work.
See the Bioclear® difference today
Porcelain dental veneers are not the only way you can restore your smile and repair the blemishes of your teeth. Talk to your dentist today about whether you are a good candidate for Bioclear®. You will enjoy this faster, longer-lasting approach to reforming your tooth. Make an appointment so you can
get started on this effective procedure.
Bioclear® is Ideal for “Black Triangles”
As we age, some of us will look at our smile in the mirror and notice small, triangular spaces developing between our teeth. These spaces, referred to by dentists as black triangles, tend to develop as the gums begin receding with age. Many patients also notice them after undergoing orthodontic treatment.
Dr. Gupta proudly offers an alternative to these options in the form of Bioclear®. This innovative system involves using matrices to wrap a dental composite around the entire tooth, filling in those spaces between the teeth, and leaving the patient with a gorgeous, full smile.
Call us (585) 436 1640 (Gates/Chili) or (585) 624 5480 (Mendon) to schedule your complimentary consultation.