Do You Have Black Lines Around Your Teeth and Gums After Dental Work?

Maybe you had some dental work done recently, or maybe it was years ago. Either way, there is nothing worse than undergoing a cosmetic procedure (thinking it will give you a nearly perfect smile) only to realize that your teeth have black lines around them.

Quite stinks. No one wants that!

In fact, one of the most frequently asked questions we get from potential patients who’ve had a procedure done at another practice is, “Why are black lines around my teeth and gums? I thought they were going to be perfect, which is why I paid all of that money!”

I understand why you would be upset and disappointed, which is why I wanted to shed some light on why this happens, and what you can do about it.

Black lines around dental crowns = metal

It’s quite simple. The reason you are seeing that unsightly black line around your teeth when you smile is because the metal part of the crown restoration is showing through.

If you’re experiencing this problem, you’ve likely had what is called a porcelain-fused-to-metal crown restoration (we will call it PFM for short). While the metal part provides strength for the crown, it certainly doesn’t do you any favors in the smile department.

Sure, you want a “solid” restoration that will hold up for years to come, but strength doesn’t matter if your PFM crowns are causing your smile to appear unsightly.

The solution? All porcelain crowns

PFM crowns cause this problem because they are an outdated dental technology. They don’t allow light to pass through appropriately, and thus you develop this unsightly black line around your teeth that make them look a little “dead.”

Watch the video below to see Dr. Silverman explain in more detail:


Obviously, a beautiful, natural-looking smile doesn’t have the “black lines” problem, so if you’re looking to really get the smile you’ve always wanted (without the black/metal ring around your teeth and gums), then your best option is likely restoring your crowns using an all-porcelain material.

Get rid of your “black lines smile”’s the next step

Are you ready to get rid of the black lines around your teeth with a porcelain crowns restoration? If you live in or around the Alpharetta, GA area (we have patients who drive 100+ miles to see us), then give our office a call today to schedule your consultation.

If you’re just browsing the Internet for a solution to your problem, and this is the first time you’ve ever heard of us...welcome!

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We look forward to meeting you if you aren’t already a patient, and getting rid of the black lines that are keeping you from smiling your biggest smile! Call us today.