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Correcting Black Triangles Between the Teeth

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Are you bothered by “black triangles” between your teeth? These are spaces at the base of the teeth where the gums have receded and exposed the triangular-shaped roots of the teeth. Black triangles often plague the lower front teeth. They can not only be unsightly, but also a place that easily traps food and accumulates plaque. The question is – what can you do about these black triangles?

A skilled dentist can fix your black triangles. There are a variety of treatments or procedures that can be used, depending on the cause of your black triangles, your budget and your overall goals. Determining the cause of your black triangles is the first place to start.

There are several reasons why the gums have receded or do not fill all the way in between the teeth, including but not limited to the following:

  • Gum disease
  • Bone loss
  • Thin gums
  • Shape of the teeth
  • Natural aging process

In addition, some patients find that they have black triangles when their braces come off. If they had overlapping or very crowded teeth before orthodontics, they may find that the black triangles between their teeth are now visible when their teeth are aligned.

Fixing Black Triangles

Depending on what led to your unsightly black triangles, the following treatments may be an option:

  • Braces– if the spaces are small, the teeth can be slightly thinned and polished and then moved closer together using orthodontics.
  • Veneers– some patients find correction using porcelain veneers on the affected teeth. These are customized thin shells that are placed on the front surface of the teeth.
  • Bonding– many times, the fix can be a simple as dental bonding in which the base of the tooth is thickened with composite, tooth-colored resin to fill in the gaps.
  • Gum surgery– in more severe cases of gum recession, the gums can be re-contoured or built back up using a gum graft or other form of gum surgery.
  • Dermal fillers– some dentists can even provide an effective yet more temporary solution using dermal fillers to plump the gum tissues  and close the triangle spaces.

At Mitzi Morris, DMD, we pride ourselves on our ability to utilize a wide range of cosmetic dental procedures to improve your smile appearance. By fixing your black triangles, we can create a more confident and healthier smile!

Posted on behalf of Mitzi D. Morris

1295 Hembree Rd, Suite B202
Roswell, GA 30076

Phone: 678-459-2990

Monday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday: 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday: 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

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Mitzi D. Morris, DMD, PC

4.8/ 5.0

Based on 44 reviews

  • Dr. Morris is an excellent dentist. Her ability to relate to her patients makes her a stand-out amongst those in her profession. She practices dentistry with superior technique and care. Her staff is friendly, helpful, and accommodating. I feel she hires only the best! One special mention: I suffer from panic attacks at times- along with claustrophobia. Dr. Morris is the first dentist I have ever had who helped calm my fears. Thus, my experience exceeded expectations! Great service!

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    Kelly T
  • Great and very educational experience. Compared to my last two dentists this experience blows them both out of the water. The staff is very friendly, and very helpful. I had to go in for a total of four visits a few weeks apart from each other. They made me feel very comfortable the entire time and kept making sure I was pleased. Getting a deep cleaning went very smoothly. It was also brought to my attention that the way I was flossing was incorrect. And have since changed methods. I worked specifically with Dr. Morris. She was very nice, and took the time to explain things. Which is a huge plus for me. Dr. Morris and the staff members worked effortlessly together. I was comfortable enough to sit back and relax, strangely enough, while having cavities drilled and fillings put in. Billing and scheduling appointments, as well as follow up for confirmation of upcoming appointments was very easy. I will say my favorite part of the experience was how friendly of an environment the staff has created. That alone is deserving of a 5 star review, and the rest is honestly icing on the cake. I highly recommend this practice on all fronts and will continue using them!

    Eric F
  • I transferred from a long-term and very good relationship with my former dentist because of a move, and I was a little apprehensive about a new dentist. Dr. Morris has been great. She is friendly, patient-concerned and the office is new, comfortable and clean. Everyone seems to enjoy working there. I feel like I'm in good hands!

    Christopher P
  • Dr. Morris and her staff are very professional. Additionally, she as well as her staff have an excellent "bedside manner." The office is new and well equipped. If one has an appointment and an earlier one opens up, Dr. Morris offers it to her patients as she did with my last appointment.

    David G
  • I have never met a staff so nice and charming. This staff will make you feel comfortable and relaxed in Dr. Morris's Spa like office and everyone is professional and approachable too. Andrea R. explained the process of my appointment and procedures and is definitely a highly-educated and thorough dental hygenist -- SHE IS A ROCKSTAR. I'm so glad that Dr. Morris and her dental team have been my "go-to" for the last 5 years, and I wont be going anywhere else! Overall - A++ Dr. Morris...highly recommended to my family and friends!!!

    Adam O
  • I've been a patient of Dr. Mitzi Morris for many years, and recommend her without reservation. The office is modern. clean and spacious. The staff has always been welcoming and very helpful. And the women who work for her as dental technicians are fantastic; they do a professional and effective deep cleaning, but with a careful, gentle touch. It is clear to me that Dr. Morris reads her professional journals and upgrades her practice to stay very current with the latest best practices in dentistry. (I have had some dentists who stopped updating their practices after leaving dental school!) With Dr. Morris you can count on receiving the very latest dental technology. Her prices are very fair, and I have never been surprised by an unexpected cost or had problems with insurance not covering services rendered.

    Bruce C
  • I have never experienced an office so down to earth, so outgoing and so willing to satisfy. If you've grown to dread the dentist then lay down your sword and give this office a shot.

    Marc Mamane

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Roswell, GA 30076

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