Black triangles can be unsightly. They can also be a cause for concern, as they are often indicative of underlying issues.

Can black triangles be fixed? If so, what is the cost? What is causing the issue? Below are the answers to these questions and more information about black triangles.

Causes of Black Triangles

There are actually a few different reasons why black triangles can form. Some of the most common include:

* Gum Recession. Gum recession is a common reason for the formation of black triangles, as they begin to form when the gums pull back.
* Bone Loss. Loss of bone can lead to the appearance of black triangles. This may be due to periodontal disease, osteoporosis, or other oral health issues.
* Orthodontic Treatment Issues. Black triangles can form due to orthodontic treatment. If this is the case, speak with your orthodontist.
* Tooth Shape. Teeth shape varies from person to person. For some, the shape can lead to black triangles.
* Improper Care. Brushing and flossing too hard can contribute to the formation of black triangles.

Should I Worry?

Black triangles should at least be a cause for concern. The issue causing them may be minor, but it can also be major. If you aren’t sure what the reason for the black triangles is, you should set an appointment to see your dentist so they can determine the reason. This can stop the progression of the underlying issue and avoid additional oral health treatments in the future.

Black Triangle Repair Solutions

There are a few ways in which black triangles can be fixed. These include:

* Hyaluronic Acid. Hyaluronic acid is a common treatment to regenerate gums that have recessed. This treatment may help to close the black triangles.
* Braces. If braces were the cause of the black triangles, they can often be used to fix them.
* Proper at-home care. Brushing and flossing carefully and with the right toothbrush may be all that is required to fix black triangles between your teeth.
* Veneers or resin. Sometimes the solution for black triangles is cosmetic repairs like dental resin or dental veneers.

What is the Cost to Fix Black Triangles?

The cost to fix black triangles is a complex question without a very clear answer. The main considerations are what is causing the black triangles, and what procedures (if any) will be required to address the issue. For instance, if black triangles are being caused by brushing and flossing too vigorously, simply easing off and/or buying a softer brush may be enough. If the problem is gum recession due to gum disease, on the other hand, the cost will be significantly higher.

Contact Us Today!

In order to determine the reason for the black triangles and get a better idea of the cost, contact us today for an appointment. Your dentist will examine your teeth and gums to determine the issue, then put together a plan of action to address the underlying issue.

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