Bridging the Gap with Cosmetic Dentistry

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San Mateo Cosmetic Dentist Restores Smiles

Porcelain Veneers or BioClear Matrix – What’s the Best Choice?

When you look in the mirror and smile, are you happy with what you see? Smiles can change over time as teeth yellow, chip, or break. Age, diet, clenching, and injury can cause unwanted alterations to the way you look, often causing embarrassment and low self esteem.

Sometimes, though, our own anatomy is the reason behind an uncomfortable appearance. A naturally occurring gap between teeth (called diastema) occurs when teeth are too small for the jawbone and are spaced farther apart.

Unwelcome dark spaces between the teeth (known as dental black triangles) can also be the result of bone loss, gum recession, or movement of the teeth. Not only unattractive, these dark spaces often collect food and plaque, leading to poor dental health and bad breath.

The good news is that the best cosmetic dentist in San Mateo has a solution. Cosmetic dentists specialize in improving the look and feel of teeth, and treatments such as porcelain veneers and BioClear Matrix can close gaps and cover black triangles to repair your smile and restore your confidence.

Which treatment is right for you?

Porcelain Veneers vs. BioClear Matrix

San Mateo Center for Cosmetic Dentistry offers options for those who want to close gaps or cover chipped, broken, or yellow teeth. Porcelain veneers are thin shells of dental ceramic that are bonded to the front of each tooth. Veneers protect damaged or worn teeth and are natural in appearance and stain resistant.

The process for applying porcelain veneers involves removing a layer of tooth enamel so that the veneer fits properly and is then cemented into place.

BioClear Matrix is a restorative veneer treatment that also closes gaps and covers black triangles. BioClear is a composite material that can be easily applied, without removing tooth enamel, a treatment that can be accomplished in one visit. BioClear veneers are much more affordable than porcelain veneers and they are also easier to remove and replace.

We can help you decide which option is best for your dental health and desired appearance. If you’re considering improvements to your teeth because of gaps or black triangles, call our San Mateo cosmetic dental office and schedule an appointment. Our team will complete an assessment and create a customized plan of care just for you.

Your teeth can be healthy, even, and gap-free!