I have this black line at the gumline. I wondered if porcelain veneers could cover it?
Laura H. – Colorado
I suspect you have porcelain fused to metal crowns on your teeth. That is generally the cause of a black line at the gumline. If you don’t have crowns, you might need to see your dentist to investigate the cause.
If it is your dental crowns, porcelain veneers will not be a good solution. You can’t cover crowns with veneers. Though they do make gorgeous smiles, they only work on your natural teeth.
There is a solution. You can replace your current crowns with all-porcelain crowns. They don’t have the problems of porcelain fused to metal crowns and therefore, there will be no dark line at your gumline, no matter how long you have the crowns.
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