Can you not afford porcelain veneers, but still want a beautiful smile?
Do you want your teeth fixed but don't want your teeth cut down for crowns?
Do you have spaces between your teeth you don't like?
Do you have black triangles, that look ugly and collect food?
Did you have braces, and now have spaces between your teeth?
Were you born with small teeth that you don't like?
The BIOCLEAR METHOD can fix all those problems AND MORE!
Austin Artistic Dental and south Austin dentist, Dr. Jarett Hulse are excited to bring the Bioclear Method to Austin, Texas. Dr. Hulse is the only dentist in Austin, TX that is certified to perform the Bioclear Method, having been taught it personally by it's inventor, Dr. David Clark. The Bioclear Method is an amazing, conservative technique which can be used for multiple purposes. It can be used to close spaces between teeth. It can be used to fill in black triangles between teeth that form as we get older, after orthodontics/braces, or gum surgeries. It can also be used to rebuild whole smiles in a beautiful, strong, conservative and less expensive manner than is traditionally done in dentistry.
Dr. Hulse explains the Bioclear method
What is the Bioclear Method?
The Bioclear Method is a technique in which dental composite is wrapped around a tooth using special plastic matrices to properly form a fully functional, beautiful tooth.
How is this different then bonding?
Traditional bonding that is often used is based off of old techniques. While it has it's place, it also has many shortcomings. Traditional bonding often leaves ledges that bacteria and plaque get caught on that can lead to staining, chipping, cavities, and bleeding gums. The Bioclear Method leaves teeth fuller, stronger and more beautiful, while doing little to no damage at all to the tooth, making it completely reversible.
How is the Bioclear Method different then Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain Veneers are a way to cosmetically change the front of the teeth to make them more beautiful. Here at Austin Artistic Dental we are big fans of Porcelain Veneers, especially on people who have teeth that are worn, chipped and full of old broken fillings. The Bioclear Method has a few advantages over Porcelain Veneers.
1. The Bioclear Method is usually more conservative. Despite what some claim, the vast majority of the time, tooth structure needs to be taken away to place the Porcelain Veneers. The Bioclear Method is an additive technique. You're adding to the tooth, making it stronger.
2. The Bioclear Method is repairable. Porcelain Veneers are very strong, but they can chip, especially in people who grind their teeth (which is most people) or in an accident. When they do chip, they often can not be repaired and must be completely replaced, which can be costly. Since the Bioclear Method uses Dental Composite, not porcelain, if the teeth chip, they can be added to and repaired fairly easily and inexpensively.
3. The Bioclear Method is less expensive. While prices vary, the Bioclear Method is usually about half the cost of a Porcelain Veneer, which makes it much more affordable to many people.
Below are two examples of closing spaces that are called "Black Triangles". Many people get these dark spaces between their teeth as they age, or after gum surgeries. Spaces between teeth after braces is another common place to see these "Black Triangles" Patients may have been told in the past that these couldn't be fixed. Or if a fix was attempted, they often become food traps, collecting plaque and food everytime one eats. Now with the Bioclear Method, these can be fixed conservatively and predictably.
The Bioclear Method can also be used to make small teeth appear larger and more beautiful.
Below is an example of a person who had a space between their front two teeth. This is called a diastema. The first two photos show how old fashion bonding was done with inferior methods in an attempt to close the space. As you can see, a ledge was created and the esthetics are far from ideal. The old bonding was removed and the Bioclear Method was used to close the diastema and restore health and beauty to the teeth. The Bioclear Method is often the best method for disatema closure in Austin, Texas.
Below are some more before and after photos that show Black Triangle closures, space closures and fractured and worn teeth restorations.