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Thursday, March 26, 2015
Dental and Oral Health (Seniors)
Black on base of cap on tooth
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.
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.
Alfredo Hernandez, DDS, MS
Assistant Professor of Comprehensive Care
School of Dental Medicine
Case Western Reserve University