Dr. Boulden: All right. So I've got a question for you that I get asked almost every day from patients. They say, "What is that black line that I see in people's dentistry around the gum line?" Can you explain that?
Dr. Creasman: Sure. That black line is actually old technology. What that black line is, is years ago we had to put metal under a lot of the dental work, which we don't do anymore. But that metal, you can't mask that out. So they would try to bury the margin of that black line as deep under the gums as they could. Well, the gums didn't like that, and eventually they start to recede. It exposes that black line, and there's nothing you can do except for remove that restoration.
Now the good thing is, is that we've got options that just don't require us to use that type of dentistry anymore. It's old technology, and we don't have to use the metal that we did in the past. So we don't get black lines in our restorations. Our crowns and our veneers and all of our restorations look beautiful and natural and lifelike.
Dr. Boulden: And metal-free.