Bioclear Fillings – What makes it a better choice?
What are Bioclear Fillings?
BioClear is a dental technique that uses clear forms and flowable composite material to create esthetically pleasing and long-lasting dental restorations. BioClear fillings are composite fillings used to repair decayed or damaged teeth, close gaps between teeth, and improve the overall appearance of teeth.
Unlike traditional dental fillings, BioClear fillings are made using a specialized injection molding technique that allows for precise shaping and contouring of the composite material. This technique also helps to minimize the amount of composite material used.
Advantages of Bioclear Fillings
They are made using clear forms and flowable composite material that can be color-matched to blend in with the surrounding teeth. This makes them a great option for restoring front teeth, where esthetics are especially important.
They are made using a high-quality composite material resistant to staining and chipping, making them a long-lasting solution for dental restorations. They are also less likely to crack or break over time than traditional fillings.
They require less removal of healthy tooth structure than traditional fillings, which helps preserve more of the natural tooth. This is because the clear forms used in the BioClear technique allow for precise placement of the composite material, reducing the need for extensive drilling.
They can be used to repair decayed or damaged teeth, close gaps between teeth, and improve the overall appearance of teeth. They can also be used for other cosmetic dental procedures, such as reshaping teeth and correcting minor alignment issues.
The procedure of Bioclear Fillings
Preparation: The tooth is cleaned and prepared for the BioClear filling procedure. This may involve removing any decayed or damaged tooth structure and shaping the tooth to fit the clear form.
Placement of Clear Form: A clear form is selected based on the size and shape of the tooth being restored. The form is then filled with composite material and placed over the prepared tooth.
Injection Molding: A heated instrument is used to shape the composite material to the exact shape and contour of the tooth. This injection molding technique ensures a precise and esthetically pleasing restoration.
Curing: The composite material is cured using a special light, which hardens the material and helps it bond to the tooth.
Finishing and Polishing: Any excess composite material is removed, and the restoration is polished to achieve a natural-looking shine and smooth surface.
After getting a BioClear filling, it is important to take good care of your teeth to ensure the longevity of the restoration.
- Avoid eating or drinking anything for at least 30 minutes after the procedure to allow the filling to harden fully.
- Continue to practice good oral hygiene by brushing twice a day and flossing once a day.
- Use a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoridated toothpaste.
- Avoid hard, crunchy, or sticky foods that could damage or dislodge the filling.
- Visit your dentist for regular check-ups
- Consider using a mouthguard if you grind your teeth at night or play contact sports.
- Avoid smoking or using tobacco products, as they can stain the composite material and increase the risk of gum disease.
- Limit your sugary foods and drinks, as they can increase the risk of tooth decay.