I have two porcelain crowns done. They are on my top front teeth. They’re starting to get a dark line at the gumline, which is a little embarrassing and frustrating. I wondered if Lumineers would fix this?
Ammon M. from Idaho Falls
Lumineers are a brand of porcelain veneers. They are designed to to re-design your smile. However, the problem you are having isn’t with your smile. Instead it is with the type of dental crown you’ve gotten. The type of crowns that develop a dark line at the gum line are the porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns. I’m a little surprised he or she put those on front teeth, because they are known to develop that dark line. Plus, they have to be made more opaque to cover the metal base.
The only way to get rid of that dark line is for you to have your crowns replaced. This time, you’ll want to make sure your dentist gives you all-porcelain crowns. These will give you a more natural looking smile, without the opaqueness of the other type of dental crowns, plus there is never a dark line at the gumline.
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