The look of dark triangles, or gaps between teeth, is a common cosmetic concern. Dark triangles can be the result of:
- Natural tooth shape and positioning
- Orthodontic treatment
- Gum recession
- Gum disease
- Bone loss in the jaw, which can have many underlying causes
Although typically not a concern that affects dental health, black triangles can often lend a more aged or unhealthy appearance to your smile. Dr. Jacob Grapevine provides advanced treatment options for black triangles and gaps between teeth that can improve both the aesthetics and health of your teeth and gums. Treatment will depend upon the cause of your dark triangles or spaces between teeth.
Treating Black Triangles in Plano
The goal of your treatment plan by our dentist in Plano, TX is to create a beautiful smile that is also stable and healthy. The main components of treatment can include:
Bioclear®: using this modern bonding method, Dr. Grapevine can close black triangles with a composite that does not require degrading your natural tooth structure. Bioclear will actually build up the tooth, creating a more stable and lasting foundation in the gums. Completed in a single visit, Bioclear will provide a seamless result that gives you a beautiful, symmetrical smile.
Invisalign: if tooth position is the cause of gaps or dark triangles between the teeth, Invisalign clear aligners may be the best solution to your concerns. Invisalign is a short term orthodontic treatment option that will gently reposition the teeth and improve the fit and function of your bite. Dr. Grapevine is a leading Invisalign provider in Plano and can work with you to create a personalized treatment plan.
Our dentist in Plano, TX will evaluate your teeth, gums, and bite before recommending appropriate treatment to meet your needs. If gum disease is considered an underlying cause, in addition to closing the dark triangles we will also discuss periodontal treatments that will restore and maintain gum health.