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.
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.
Have a black line by your dental crowns near the gum line?