The gray line around the edge of your old crowns is probably caused by the metal edge of the crown showing through the gum. Having old crowns showing a gray line can really affect the appearance of your smile. Not to worry though, it can be fixed!
Getting rid of the gray line around old crowns
The only solution is to replace them. Replacing your old crowns with new, ceramic crowns will get rid of those unattractive dark lines. In the last several years, the technology for crowns has improved dramatically. Our crowns are custom-created with Zirconia or Porcelain to create very natural crowns that will enhance your smile.
When making a crown, a dentist will essentially create a duplicate of the damaged tooth. For the tooth to function properly, the shape of the crown covering it will include curves, cusps, and ridges. Crowns are made specifically to resemble natural teeth and can achieve a natural look with the use of ceramics and porcelains.
Because teeth are not naturally white, dental crowns can vary in shades of white, and can even be shaded to match the color of the other teeth. When making a dental crown, differences in shape and size of teeth due to various factors such as ethnicity, age, and gender are taken into consideration to produce the most natural-looking crown.
Contact our office for a consultation so that we can give you all of the options and help you make the best choice!