I have a dental crown on one of my front teeth. It’s been Ok and not giving me any problems. For some reason, lately there has been a dark line at my gumline. Could I be having a reaction to the crown even if I don’t feel anything?
Dana L. – Montana
Based on your description, I suspect the type of dental crown you have is a porcelain fused to metal crown. Those eventually develop a gray line at your gumline. It’s not an infection. Neither is it a reaction, so you don’t have to worry about that.
The only real problem you face with it is there is no real way to remove it, unless you switch to all-porcelain crowns. You mentioned this is a front tooth. Was there some reason you haven’t mentioned that prompted your dentist not to use an all-porcelain crown on your front teeth?
If not, my suggestion would be to have it replaced. Although you’ve been happy with the feel of your crown, I’m sure you’re going to find the all-porcelain crown much more natural looking. Plus, there is the added benefit of no dark line.
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