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A 27-year-old male asked:

Are there any advancements on the horizon (next 5-10 years maybe) that would enable treating black triangles between teeth by addressing bone/gum instead of filling the space with veneers/crowns/composite? is it conceptually possible down the road?

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Dr. Earl Sandroff
Dentistry 43 years experience
See a periodontist..: if your dark triangles are up by your gums, then you can see a periodontist about a gingivitis graft to "fill them in". I'm confident you'll get good results if you are a good candidate. I'm guessing you have gingivitis loss due to heredity, poor oral hygiene,, or a bad habit like smoking. Either way..go get a consult from a periodontist and then maybe you'll smile BIG.
Dr. Earl Sandroff
Dentistry 43 years experience
Provided original answer
gingival instead of gingivitis on the above. sorry.
Nov 12, 2020
Dr. Charles Lockhart
Dentistry 9 years experience
Orthodontic evaluate: Depending on why you have dark triangles, you may wish to have an orthodontic consultation to realign the teeth if the problem is not due to bone loss.

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