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Metal Free Crowns – No More Dark Lines!

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Folks used to hate the very idea of a dental crown because they didn’t want another unsightly gray-lined tooth in their mouth. Is that how you feel about crowns? Well, you’ll be happy to hear that more and more people these days are benefiting from the merits of a quality crown without an ugly dark line. How?

The Era of Metal Free Crowns

Crowns can now be fashioned entirely out of porcelain, ceramic, resin, or a combination of specialized materials. These materials lend strength to the tooth as well as a natural look and feel. Some people are allergic to certain metals, and a metal free crown eliminates the risk for an allergic reaction. Because these materials are fashioned to mimic the texture of a natural tooth, you may not even be able to distinguish the crown from your other teeth. Full white crowns don’t require a metal core to stay on the tooth.

How a Modern Crown Will Benefit You

A metal free crown is ideal for a front tooth where you definitely don’t want a sneaky dark line showing up when you smile! Your gums may be prone to recession, and when they recede, the margin of the crown is exposed. If the crown has metal in it, that little margin is what makes the gray line. If your crown is metal free, then you won’t need to worry about the margin eventually being exposed.

A metal free crown means that you can keep your tooth safe and strong without sacrificing a beautiful smile. You don’t need to dread the term “dental crown!” Ask your dentist about which kind of crown is best for you.

Posted on behalf of:
Gilreath Dental Associates
200 White St NW
Marietta, GA 30060
(770) 514-1224

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