The Modern Houston Dentist
Dentistry is a modern medicine that evolves every day to help build and expand the lifespan of your teeth. In the year 2600 BC a man named Hesy-Re was known to be the first person to document tooth decay in Ancient Egypt. A few millennia later, the world’s first dental school opened in the U.S. in 1828 and from there dentistry has improved by leaps and bounds, yet modern dentistry is its own beast.
Four years of dental school is just the beginning of a lifelong learning journey as science is constantly evolving. Why does that make a difference to you? Well on average a dental filling can last between 4 to 6 years; but with a modernized technique, they can last even longer; saving you money, time, and pain.
Bioclear Restorations vs. Dental Crown
Dental cavities come in different shapes and sizes. A tooth in the dental world has 5 surfaces; mesial, facial, distal, occlusal or incisal and lingual. That’s a mouthful, isn’t it? When a tooth has more decay over time, each of those surfaces needs to be rebuilt by your restorative dentist. Once they reach over 3 surfaces, the whole tooth usually needs to be replaced with a dental crown - which is involved removing more tooth structure to make space for the crown. The Bioclear Method including certain prep designs, tooth preparation technique and matrix selection allows the remaining tooth structure to be molded with heated composite resin. Therefore, more natural tooth structure is preserved for future possibilities.
Bioclear restorations are stronger, sturdier, more aesthetically pleasing and more cost effective in the long run.
Bioclear Restorations vs. An Average Dental Fillings
The Bioclear approach is different from traditional bonding or cavity fillings. Instead of just patching the tooth, the Bioclear Matrix and its method allow the entire tooth to be over-molded with variable thickness tooth-color resin composite. Why perform patchwork when you can routinely pave the whole street? Properly done, it is superior to porcelain for certain cosmetic dentistry cases including black triangle closure and closing gaps for tooth-size discrepancy in young post-ortho patients.
The true infinity edge (feather edge on non-prepared enamel) margin is only possible with direct composites. Composites’ infinity edge benefits both color matching and soft tissue aesthetics and nearly always has better gingival health than porcelain margin.
As a Bioclear Houston dentist, Dr. Do is happy to provide beautiful long lasting restorations, yet conservative to healthy tooth structure; the best of both worlds to our patients.
For more information about Bioclear Restorations check out https://www.bioclearmatrix.com