What is BIOCLEAR?
BIOCLEAR is a minimally invasive and cost-effective treatment using clear tooth-shaped forms. Through BIOCLEAR treatment, you can achieve a beautiful smile at a significantly lower cost than crowns or porcelain veneers.
Unlike porcelain veneers, BIOCLEAR treatment does not require the dentist to grind away part of your tooth. In addition, BIOCLEAR can be done in one visit, whereas porcelain veneers can require 2 or more visits.
Bonding is simply adding a tooth-colored filling to the surface or cavity of a tooth. The end result does not look as good or feel as smooth as BIOCLEAR. Also, BIOCLEAR is more durable and will last longer than bonding. Dr. Randy Fong is proud to offer BIOCLEAR to patients in Santa Ana, Irvine, CA and the surrounding area.
Benefits of BIOCLEAR
Dr. Fong uses the BIOCLEAR system as an alternative to dental bonding and porcelain veneers. It has numerous advantages:
- BIOCLEAR doesn’t require the removal of healthy tooth structure, as with veneers
- Restorations last longer than dental bonding and as long as veneers
- Great for closing black triangles
- Less expensive than porcelain veneers
- More resistant to staining than dental bonding
- Treatment may be completed in a single visit
- Safe for the gums
- Easily repaired if damaged
What Concerns Can BIOCLEAR Treat?
BIOCLEAR procedures can be used to correct these dental problems:
- Dark Spaces Between Teeth(Black Triangles)
- Closing Spaces
- Worn Teeth
- Broken Teeth
- Decayed Teeth
- Undersized Teeth
Why Choose Dr. Fong For Your BIOCLEAR Procedure
Randy Fong, D.D.S. has been in private practice for more than 30 years. Dr. Fong specializes in general and cosmetic dentistry. He is also one of the leading dentists in the nation to use BIOCLEAR. His practice is on the cutting edge of Dental Implant and Cosmetic Dentistry. Dr. Fong provides patients in Los Angeles with both the surgical and restorative phases of dental implant treatment since 1996. Dr. Fong also performs bone grafts, complex dental reconstructions, and all other implant-related procedures. He is an experienced and credentialed member of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry.
How much does BIOCLEAR cost?
The cost of BIOCLEAR is less than the cost of porcelain veneers, but more than the cost of bonding.
How is BIOCLEAR different than porcelain veneers?
Porcelain veneers are thin shells of porcelain that are placed on the fronts of the teeth. The placement of porcelain veneers requires that a portion of the front of the tooth be removed to make room for the veneer. Because of this removal of .5 to .7 mm of enamel, porcelain veneers are a lifetime commitment. When your first set of veneers reaches its lifespan, you need to have a new set placed.
BIOCLEAR doesn’t require the removal of any of the natural tooth surfaces. Instead, using matrices to mold the composite resin, the BIOCLEAR system simply fills in areas with gaps. BIOCLEAR is also more cost-effective than porcelain veneers.
What is a black triangle?
A black triangle is a name dentists use to refer to an area between teeth where the gum tissue may have receded or was never present. This gum recession may be caused by too much brushing, brushing too firmly, periodontal disease, or the slight gum recession that accompanies aging.
What causes spaces between teeth?
Gaps between teeth, clinically called diastema, can occur for a variety of reasons. A diastema forms most often between the two upper front teeth, but gaps can occur between any two teeth. Gaps can be caused by these reasons:
- If the teeth are too small for the jawbone, spaces can occur.
- If a tooth, such as one of the upper incisors (next to the two front teeth), is missing or undersized, this can allow the upper front teeth to slide and create a gap.
- If the labial frenum, the piece of tissue that extends from the inside of the upper lip to the gum just above your two upper front teeth, continues to grow it can block the natural closing of the space between the two teeth.
- Thumb sucking tends to pull the teeth forward, creating gaps.
- A tongue thrust can push the teeth forward, creating a space.
- Periodontal disease can result in gaps between teeth as they become loose.