Until recently, when people got crowns, there would be a dark line between the gum and the crown. The way crowns were made was by fusing porcelain to metal. The dark line that you see is where the metal meets the porcelain, and the reason for using metal was to provide a strong base for the crown. Unfortunately, this doesn’t help you have a beautiful smile, and one of the main reasons people today choose cosmetic dentistry is so they can have appealing smiles. The line also gives away the fact that you have crowns, and often your wish is for your teeth to look natural.
The way to get rid of the dark lines at the gum is to replace your crowns with new porcelain crowns. Modern technology enables you to get crowns made completely of porcelain that are strong and durable. They create no unattractive dark line at the gum like previous crowns.
Through the use of CEREC, Dr. Baker can create a natural looking porcelain crown in one visit — in fact within a few hours. You can enjoy a beautiful smile, just how you’ve always wanted it.
At Hutto Hippo Family Dental, we strive to make patients happy and help them look their best with natural appearing smiles.