BLACK TRIANGLES BETWEEN THE TEETH – THE CAUSES AND TREATMENT OPTIONS

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As we age, our bodies go through a series of changes, and our teeth and gums, unfortunately, aren’t exempt. One of the possible issues that can arise is the appearance of dark spaces between the teeth that are referred to as “black triangles.” What’s the cause, and are there any Aesthetic solutions? As you read further, you’ll learn more about the condition, some of the factors that can bring it about, and how cosmetic dentistry in Orlando can help!

WHAT CAUSES BLACK TRIANGLES?

The clinical term for dental black triangles is gingival embrasures. These unwelcomed spaces can sometimes be the result of bone loss, gum recession, or movement of the teeth.
A possible culprit of these conditions is excessive oral bacteria growth, which when allowed to fester, can lead to the breakdown of the ligaments and bone that help to stabilize the teeth.
Still, there are situations where people are naturally predisposed to having these small spaces. No matter what the cause is, though, the question arises, “What can be done about it?”

HOW TO TREAT BLACK TRIANGLES

The first step to correcting any dental problem is to visit a local dentist so you can be examined. Therefore, if there are any underlying issues that are contributing to the condition, they can be addressed to ensure that your teeth and gums are as healthy as possible.
In some cases, the dentist may recommend a deep cleaning, which involves clearing away bacteria beneath the gum line and on the tooth roots. Thus, you can take comfort in knowing that your oral health is where it should be before undergoing any type of cosmetic dental treatment.

A COSMETIC DENTAL SOLUTION

Once it’s determined that your oral health is up to par, a dentist may suggest the placement of porcelain veneers. These are thin ceramic shells that are bonded to the front teeth.
The process, which can usually be completed in two visits, includes the following steps:

  • The removal of a thin layer of enamel to allow the veneers to fit properly
  • Bite impressions captured are sent to an in-network lab that will create the custom veneers
  • The placement of temporary veneers to protect the teeth while you wait for the final fixtures to be fabricated
  • The permanent veneers bonded into position and shaped to fit perfectly into your smile line

With the placement of porcelain veneers, you won’t have to worry about any unpleasant gaps in your smile, and you’ll experience a newly ignited feeling of confidence.
If you’ve noticed any black triangles between your teeth and want to know what’s the best route to take to fix them, a dentist in Orlando will be able to answer all of your questions. He or she will also work with you to develop a plan to create the smile you’ve always wanted!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Dr. Ziyad Maali is a graduate of the University of Florida College of Dentistry. As part of his commitment to providing his patients with the best care possible, he maintains professional affiliation with several organizations, which include the Academy of General Dentistry and the Dental Society of Greater Orlando. Dr. Maali helps his patients achieve the smile of their dreams by placing porcelain veneers at Sand Lake Dental, and he can be reached for more information through his Website.

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