Have a Black Line By Your Dental Crowns?
By Dr. Brett Silverman | Aug 13, 2020 | Dental Crowns
One problem patients often have with dental crowns is the presence of a black line near the gums. These dark lines make it obvious that you have undergone dental work, which is unfortunate, as most patients want their smiles to look natural.
Fortunately, our dentist can fix this problem.
At Advanced Cosmetic & Family Dentistry, we have truly seen it all. Don’t let embarrassment from this black line keep you from giving us a call.
Dr. Brett Silverman and the team are highly equipped and trained to work with you to improve the appearance of your dental crowns. You never have to simply live with the current result you have. You can trust us to take your beautiful smile and help improve the overall appearance!
What Causes the Black Line Near My Gums?
The dark lines between the gums and the crowns are metal parts of the crowns that are showing. This type of crown is called a porcelain fused to metal (PFM) crown. The metal part is used to provide strength to the crown, but the results can be unsightly. When the crown is placed on teeth that show when you smile, this dark line becomes quite obvious.
Patients frequently wish to get rid of this line because it makes the crowns look unrealistic. Natural teeth do not have this type of stark discoloration, so this dark line practically screams, “I have a crown!”
Getting Rid of the Black Line
The way to get rid of those unattractive dark lines is to replace the old crowns with new, porcelain crowns. Our crowns are custom created with beautiful porcelain without using metal, so they appear very natural.
Porcelain crowns are strong and dependable, yet they do not contain metal. This means there’s no chance of a dark line developing near the gumline. Many patients look younger and healthier when they have replaced these old, noticeable crowns with new porcelain crowns.
When you’ve decided you’re ready to get rid of unrealistic-looking crowns, the day you replace them can’t come soon enough. Fortunately, our dentist can create a beautiful porcelain crown in a single visit using the CEREC system. This means fewer appointments and much faster results.
If your old crown is impacting the appearance of your smile, why not do something about it? Our dentist can provide you with the beautiful, natural-looking smile you desire.
Contact us today to schedule a consultation.
When you call our dentist in Alpharetta, the Advanced Cosmetic & Family Dentistry staff member will make you feel right at home. You’ll be given the opportunity to share your concerns and desires for improvement when it comes to the appearance of your mouth.
We take pride in taking our time with each patient in order to ensure that you are heard and understood before coming into the office for any type of procedure. Upon arrival to the office, Dr. Silverman will carefully explain the procedure and what you can expect.
In no time you’ll be walking out with a confident smile and with the black line surrounding your dental crowns gone! Don’t hesitate to get started today in working towards a solution for yourself and your oral care.
Posted by Advanced Cosmetic and Family Dentistry
4205 North Point Parkway, Building D, Alpharetta, GA 30022
Phone: (678) 551-6864