The future’s Bright, The future is Bioclear!

When you smile, do you have unsightly dark spaces between your teeth? If the answer is yes, then you’re not alone. It’s thought that around 30% of all UK adults suffer with black triangles.

Technically known as open gingival embrasures, it’s an unsightly phenomenon that instantly ages the look of a smile. While most patients voice understandable aesthetic concerns, black triangles can also trap food particles in the gaps which can in turn lead to gum disease and tooth decay.

So why do these dreaded black triangles occur?

Normally, gingival embrasures are caused by receding gums which can be exacerbated by vigorous brushing, tooth infections, gum disease or as a result of wearing braces. Unfortunately, some patients are also predisposed to them because they already have triangular shaped teeth or thinning gum tissue. In addition, periodontal therapy, particularly in cases where gum pocket reduction therapy is performed, may also bring about black triangles in some cases.

Is there anything that can be done about problematic black triangles?

Open gingival erasures are traditionally hidden using porcelain veneers, however this is a non-reversible process that can be relatively costly. Alternatively using a cost-effective, minimally invasive treatment, Dr Sandra Ferreira can restore the integrity of your smile quickly using a special composite bonding technique known as Bioclear.

What is Bioclear treatment and how does it work?

More durable and long lasting than traditional dental bonding, Bioclear treatment involves minimally invasive treatment. That’s no drilling and no removal of any surface tooth enamel. Instead, the technique uses a patent plastic mould which is thermally injected with a form of composite resin. The composite material is coloured to exact-match the shade of your teeth, so when the mould is removed, it leaves behind a smooth composite contour which covers up any unsightly black triangles. After just one visit, you’ll leave with a flawless smile that you can be proud of.

What’s more, the tight contours that can be achieved using the Bioclear technique ensures that the Papilla (then gum that forms in between the teeth) is pushed back into place ensuring your smile remains healthy too.

The diastema dilemma

In addition to disguising unsightly black triangles, Bioclear can also help to close diastemas (the vertical gapping between two teeth). While for some, their diastema makes their smile appear unique (think Madonna, Eddie Murphy and Samuel L Jackson) for others, it can be a real source of embarrassment. While diastemas are perfectly natural and don’t affect dental health, Bioclear can help to close gaps and transform a smile if a patient wishes.


If you’re looking for a cost-effective, minimally-invasive treatment which can eradicate unsightly black triangles, or close a gappy diastema, then speak to Measham Dental about our innovative Bioclear treatment. We can transform your smile and boost confidence in a natural looking way in just one single visit. Call us on 01530 272 264 and speak to us about this breakthrough procedure today.

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