Do you have “black triangles” and gaps between your teeth? Are you looking for a comfortable solution?
Dental black triangles, known clinically as gingival embrasures, are areas between teeth where the gum tissue may have receded. These gaps in the smile can be the result of bone loss, gum recession, and shifting teeth. Dr. Brenda Paulen and her professional dental team treat black triangles in Atlanta, GA. As for why people ask for the dark triangles between their teeth to be fixed, Dr. Paulen says, “They feel it makes them look old or ugly; look poor or neglectful; look stressed or unhealthy.”
Can black triangles in teeth be fixed?
Many patients are curious about their options for black triangle treatment. Dr. Paulen and her dental staff offer an array of comprehensive solutions to patients:
Invisalign is a cosmetic solution that can correct crooked and shifting teeth. This solution uses a series of clear aligners that straighten teeth. Teeth are often straightened with Invisalign in a shorter time frame than traditional braces. In addition, Invisalign aligners are removable for meals and brushing and flossing teeth.
A new method of tooth bonding is BioClear. For this treatment, the base of the tooth is thickened with a composite, tooth-colored resin. This fills in the gaps left by black triangles. Plastic matrices are often used to ensure that the resulting tooth has a clear form and function. BioClear looks and feels natural on the teeth.
For patients with severe cases of gum recession, the gums can be re-contoured or renewed using gum surgery. A gum graft is usually needed. During this procedure, Dr. Paulen takes tissue often from another part of the mouth and stitched to the gums to support the tooth root.
See real results of patients who have had treatment in Dr. Paulen’s office:
Contact Our Office
Fill in the gaps in your smile with one of our many treatment options. Call our Atlanta office at (404) 418-7734 or request an appointment with Dr. Paulen on our website. The staff of Proud Smiles are dedicated to treating patients with the utmost care. If you have any further questions about your treatment options, they will be glad to assist you.