Black Lines & Gums Grown Back
Many patients have had dental crowns done that have black lines at the gums. There are various reasons why the black lines are formed from oxidation of the metal, receding gums or gum recession, dark teeth under the porcelain and staining at the margins of the porcelain due to lack of precision by the cosmetic dentist.
Many patients have black stained teeth at or near the gums after porcelain veneers and after porcelain crowns are bonded. The problem is that only replacing the dentistry will not always solve the problem and if the dentistry is not done well enough, the black lines will return.
The goal of the cosmetic dentist is to determine why the black lines developed and solve the problem before the porcelain crown is bonded into place. Gums that have receded generally also leave a gap between the teeth that collects food. It is important to get the gums to grow back up between the teeth if possible and there are non-surgical methods that can get the gums to grow back by the shape, contour and contacts of the new dental crowns.
Dentists need to understand that the natural shape and architecture of teeth and gums actually prevent food from trapping between the teeth. If the cosmetic dentist is in fact one of the best cosmetic dentists in Los Angeles, he or she should know how to get the gums to grow back when the dentist is replacing porcelain crowns while also removing all traces of the black lines at the gums.
When the gums are fitting up between the teeth and the teeth have no black lines, the natural architecture of the mouth will minimize food trap. If the dentist does not have the ability with his lab to create natural looking gum and crown architecture, the patients will have constant food traps, gum recession and dark stains at the gums.
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