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|I would like to ask a question about bridges. I got bridges about four years ago,
and never was really happy with them. The teeth themselves look fine its just that I have
this black looking line over the top of the crowns and you can also
sometimes see the tooth not even touching the gum. I would like to know if there is
anything i could put or add to them to make that line go away. My dentist said it would
eventually but it has'nt yet. It looks terrible to smile. I am only 22 and I was even
thinking of replacing them with implants because of the problem.
Thank you for visiting our web site and for your question. As you might know, it is quite possible that you could have new crowns made which are longer and cover the area in question. If you have metal reinforced crowns, you might be able to switch to all ceramic or porcelain crowns which are more cosmetically appealing, but are not always adequate for every situation. Sometimes, when the gums recede, it is also possible to place cosmetic fillings near the gums, leaving the crowns intact, but covering the dark areas. The dark line may be part of your crowns OR the toothg itself. I hope this helps!
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