Bioclear® is a biocompatible dental method that uses composite resin and plastic matrices to cover one or more teeth and keep the integrity of the tooth structure. It’s similar to tooth bonding and veneers but offers so much more. Our dentist in Plano, TX provides BioClear for patients of all ages. Bioclear, also known as injection over-molding is a modern bonding technique that offers:
- Alternative treatment to Dental Crowns & Veneers
- Can improve the appearance of small, chipped, worn, or discolored teeth
- Can close gaps between teeth
- Can replace old bonding
Rather than removing a healthy tooth structure, the Bioclear method structurally reinforces the tooth while giving teeth a natural aesthetic look. Treatment with Bioclear only requires removing tooth damage or infection prior to treatment and has the ability to save and strengthen teeth. In many cases, if a tooth is decayed, broken, cracked, or weak, we would recommend a dental crown that requires removing up to 70% of the tooth structure.
Alternatively, Bioclear® can conserve the tooth and provide predictable treatment. The Bioclear method, along with Dr. Jacob Grapevine’s technical expertise, can often build a tooth up rather than grind a tooth down. Dr. Grapevine provides this cosmetic dental treatment to patients in his Plano, TX dental office.
Before & After Bioclear
Benefits of Bioclear® in Plano, Texas
The Bioclear method offers many benefits to our patients. Bioclear can:
- Look just like a tooth structure
- Stimulate tissue health
- Be easy to maintain
- Eliminate food trapping
- Improve health and esthetics
More expensive cosmetic and restorative options such as dental crowns and porcelain veneers require numbing, multiple appointments, and added lab cost and time. Dental crowns can take away up to 70% of the tooth structure. 15-20% of dental crowns end up needing root canals.
Bioclear rejuvenates the tooth rather than removing natural healthy teeth. In addition, Bioclear the Bioclear method uses injectable heated composite so it is very durable.
What Can Bioclear® Do?
Bioclear can close gaps between teeth and around gum tissue, and even stimulate the gum tissue to maintain proper gum tissue health and height. Spaces around tooth and gum tissue allow food, bacteria, and plaque to accumulate. Bacteria can cause gum inflammation and infection which may lead to tooth problems.
Many patients become frustrated with food getting stuck between their teeth as well as “black triangles”, small gaps between teeth and the gum line. Dental veneers can often create ledges around the veneer and gum tissue which leads to more gum inflammation. With this method, a gum tissue graft cannot be successfully performed due to the lack of support between the teeth. However, the Bioclear method can close black triangles without irritating the gums.
Before & After Bioclear®
How long does Bioclear last?
Bioclear is a durable tooth bonding option that can last several years and even decades with proper maintenance. Maintaining excellent oral health and routine dental visits can elongate the lifespan of Bioclear. Most patients do not have an issue with their restoration and can enjoy a restriction-free diet with Bioclear.
Is Bioclear permanent?
No, Bioclear is not permanent and can be completely removed for any reason. Bonding is reversible because some patients elect to replace their temporary restoration with a more permanent treatment option. If all you are looking for is a cosmetic option, Bioclear will not need to be routinely replaced.
How much does Bioclear treatment cost?
The cost of Bioclear treatment is much more affordable than dental veneers, the more permanent alternative. It will vary from patient to patient due to many factors. For instance, the larger the treatment area, the more time and material will need to be used. Bioclear treatment can be covered by dental insurance depending on your insurance plan.
Schedule a Dental Exam Today
Try Bioclear treatment today. Call our Plano, Texas dental office for care at (972) 268-6480, or request a consultation with Dr. Grapevine on our website.