Is old dental composite starting to discolor on your teeth and detract from your smile? A skilled cosmetic dentist can remove and replace it. But you might be interested in Bioclear—an innovative, long-lasting alternative for composite veneers that is 40% faster than applying traditional composite.
Dental Composite – Four Ways to Remove It
- Sandpaper discs – The abrasive surface of a sandpaper disc will remove the composite from a tooth and polish it. The flexible discs reach all surfaces of your tooth and leave a smooth gloss.
- Carbide drills – These high-speed drills polish teeth. If your dentist applies light pressure to your teeth with a carbide drill, it will remove composite faster than a sandpaper disc. But a carbide drill isn’t as flexible, so it can leave streaks of material on your teeth that can be removed with a sandpaper disc.
- Air-abrasion – Most dental offices don’t have air-abrasion technology. With this technology, dentists use a handheld tool that streams tiny aluminum oxide particles onto your teeth. Thr air-abrasion tool is often used to remove tooth decay in its early stages. But it can also remove dental composite.
- Micro-etcher – A micro-etcher is a sandblasting nozzle tool. The nozzle doesn’t cover as much area of a tooth as sandpaper disc, so it’s seldom used to remove a significant amount of composite. Many dentists use it for finishing touches.
What About Removing Veneers?
Although a dentist is able to remove prepless porcelain veneers, it’s tricky to remove them without damaging tooth enamel. Porcelain is very hard, so some tooth enamel can be also removed in the process. If you have old or faulty porcelain veneers that need to be removed, only trust an experienced cosmetic dentist who regularly places veneers.
Long-Lasting Results with Bioclear®
Bioclear® is an innovative method that uses heated flowable composite to correct imperfections in teeth, including gaps, black triangles, poor shape, and other issues. Heated composite cures harder, deeper, and faster, that traditional composite. A matrix is used to keep the composite in place and assist in precise contouring.
Look for experienced cosmetic dentists in your area who also offer Bioclear. You can have your old composite removed and get long-lasting results with Bioclear.
This post is sponsored by Dr. Rekha Reddy of Dallas, TX.