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Dental and Oral Health (Seniors)

Black on base of cap on tooth

08/31/2010

Question:

There is a black substance around the edge of the base of the crown on four of my teeth. How can I get rid of this? I brush three times daily and floss once a day. I rinse with listerine twice daily.

Answer:

It maybe stain or discoloration from the metal of the crowns. Have a professional cleaning done if this is not enough the crowns may need to be redone for crowns with out metal or if they used metal make sure is a noble alloy to avoid discoloration.

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Response by:

Alfredo  Hernandez, DDS, MS Alfredo Hernandez, DDS, MS
Assistant Professor of Comprehensive Care
School of Dental Medicine
Case Western Reserve University