When your dentist first delivered your dental crown, you were very happy how it looked when you smiled. Over time, you have begun to notice a thin black line around its edge. Is something wrong with your crown? Is something wrong with your tooth? Fortunately, it is likely there is nothing wrong with either your crown or your tooth. Nonetheless, the black line—especially if it shows when you smile—can present an aesthetic problem. Find the best dentist nearby to help ensure the health of your tooth, eliminate the black line and restore your smile ~ contact Excellence in Dentistry at 954-928-1666.
The most common reason for the black line around your dental crown is the use of porcelain fused to metal (PFM) crowns. PFM crowns are an ideal mixture of strength and beauty: a tough metal shell on the inside covers and protects your tooth while a thin porcelain outer layer provides a natural-looking restoration. The downside of PFM crowns is that, over time, the metal shell can become visible near the gum line, appearing as an unattractive black line. It detracts from your smile and makes it obvious to others that you have undergone some dental work.
In the majority of cases, a black line around your dental crown does not indicate any danger to your tooth; however, you should still visit your dentist in Fort Lauderdale to ensure the health of your tooth. In some cases, the black line can be caused by decay in your tooth. In other cases, gum recession can be the cause. When you schedule an appointment with your cosmetic dentist in Fort Lauderdale, your dentist will examine both your tooth and your crown to determine the source of the black line.
If your Fort Lauderdale dentist concludes that the black line around your dental crown is from the metal underneath, your best solution is to replace your dental crown with a 100 percent porcelain restoration. With the latest advances in dental materials in cosmetic dentistry, the dental porcelain used for crowns is very strong while still creating a natural-looking restoration. These crowns are metal-free meaning there is no chance of metal causing a dark line around your crown. Many of our patients report after replacing their old crowns with new porcelain crowns that they feel their smile appears decidedly younger and healthier.
If the black line around your dental crown is due to gum recession or tooth decay, your dentist will discuss your treatment options with you. Once the you have received proper treatment to restore the health of your teeth and gums, you can focus on improving your smile’s aesthetics with new porcelain crowns.
At Excellence in Dentistry in Fort Lauderdale, we have truly seen it all. There is no need to be embarrassed if you have a black line around your dental crowns. Nancy Rotroff, DDS, MAGD and Gerard Wasselle, DMD have extensive training and over 60 years combined experience to help you enhance the appearance of your dental crowns. You don't have to simply live with the current crowns you have. If you are unhappy with the way a dental crown makes your smile look, contact the best cosmetic dentist in Fort Lauderdale for a beautiful restoration that will have you smiling with confidence. Call for a consultation today: 954-928-1666
When you call Excellence in Dentistry in Fort Lauderdale, our staff will make you feel right at home. Our dentist will listen to all of your concerns and goals for enhancing your smile. We take pride in taking our time with each patient in order to provide you with the very best dental care. We are small, private dental practice focusiing on patient care.