Hurst Park Dental and Dr Max Leslie are excited to bring the Bioclear Method to Cambridge. Dr Leslie is among the first dentists in Cambridge who is certified to perform the Bioclear Method, having been taught it personally by it’s inventor, Dr. David Clark.
The Bioclear Method is an amazing, conservative technique which can be used for multiple purposes. It can be used to close spaces between teeth. It can be used to fill in black triangles between teeth that form as we get older, after orthodontics/braces, or gum surgeries. It can also be used to rebuild whole smiles in a beautiful, strong, conservative and less expensive manner than is traditionally done in dentistry.
What is the Bioclear Method?
The Bioclear Method is a technique in which dental composite is wrapped around a tooth using special plastic matrices to properly form a fully functional, beautiful tooth.
How is this different than bonding?
Traditional composite resin bonding is based on old techniques. While it has it’s place, it also has many shortcomings. Traditional bonding can leave ledges and gaps at the margins which accumulate bacteria leading to staining, chipping, cavities, and bleeding gums. The Bioclear Method eliminates these ledges and gaps and leaves teeth fuller, stronger and more beautiful, while doing little to no damage at all to the tooth.
How is the Bioclear Method different than Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain Veneers are a way to cosmetically change the front of the teeth to make them more beautiful. Porcelain Veneers can give beautiful results especially on people who have teeth that are worn, chipped and full of old broken fillings, but they do have some drawbacks. In many cases the Bioclear method has advantages over veneers.
- The Bioclear Method is usually more conservative. Despite what some claim, the vast majority of the time, tooth structure needs to be taken away to place the Porcelain Veneers. The Bioclear Method is an additive technique. You’re adding to the tooth, making it stronger.
- The Bioclear Method is repairable. Porcelain Veneers are very strong, but they can chip, especially in people who grind their teeth (which is most people) or in an accident. When they do chip, they often can not be repaired and must be completely replaced, which can be costly. Since the Bioclear Method uses Dental Composite, not porcelain, if the teeth chip, they can be added to and repaired fairly easily and inexpensively.
- The Bioclear Method is less expensive. While prices vary, the Bioclear Method is usually about half the cost of a Porcelain Veneer, which makes it much more affordable to many people.