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Dark lines on my crowns

Can recommend a way to get rid of the dark line on my gumline? They’re from my crowns, but I don’t know who to get rid of them.

Alex- New Jersey


There is a way to fix it, but unfortunately it means getting new crowns. Don’t get the type of crowns you have now, which are porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns. If you do, you will just end up with a dark grey line at your gumline again.

The only way to prevent that is to get all-porcelain crowns. Not only will that keep you from getting the dark line, but they will also look a lot more natural. Porcelain fused to metal crowns need an opaquer to keep the metal covered. That is not necessary with all porcelain crowns.

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