The gray line around the edge of your old crowns is most probably caused by the metal edge of the crown showing through the gum.
Why metal in my crown at all?
Crowns that have metal cores are called porcelain fused to metal (PFM) crowns. The metal part is used to provide strength to the crown. This type of crown has been a standard in dentistry for a very long time; they can look great and last a very long time. It is a quality dental restoration. We still use PFM crowns in some instances.
Getting rid of the unsightly gray line around old crowns
Replacing your old crowns with new, ceramic ones is the way to get rid of those unattractive dark lines. In the last several years, the technology for all ceramic crowns has improved dramatically. Our crowns are custom created with beautiful porcelain without any metal. I use either E-Max or Zirconia to create very natural crowns that will enhance your smile.
- E-Max Crowns – This all-ceramic crown has an appealing translucent color combined with extra strength and durability. It is made from a single block of lithium disilicate ceramic, which is a top grade material harvested for its toughness, durability and opaque qualities. The result is a ceramic crown that is tough and enduring but delicate in appearance.
- Zirconia Crowns – This popular type of all-ceramic crown improves the appearance of a tooth. It is durable and easy to wear. Zirconia is a type of crystal which is long lasting and indestructible, so the crown lasts longer than other types of crowns. They have an attractive translucent color so they blend in well with the other teeth.
Want to update your crowns?
Have old crowns and hate the gray line showing at the gum? Are they affecting the appearance of your smile? Why not do something about it? I encourage patients to call my office at 786-542-1071, or visit our website, BarskyDDS.com to request more information or schedule an appointment.
Dr. Todd Barsky | 7600 S. Red Road, Suite 116 |Miami, FL 33143 | 786-542-1071