Metal showing at gum line of crown?

I have 4 crowns on my top front teeth. The two middle teeth are fine but the teeth on either side have metal showing at the gum line. Because I need another crown for a molar, my doctor won't touch my front teeth. I'm very self conscious. Is there anything that can be used to cover it temporarily? Thank you.

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Metal showing at gum line of crown

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There might not be a temporary solution in this case. Only way to get rid of the metal at the gum line is for your dentist to remove the crowns, re-prepare the teeth and put temporary crowns on followed by metal-free/porcelain crowns.

All porcelain #crowns are recommended #DrSoftTouch

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Hello there,
I would never recommend using PFM for an anterior (front) crown. Usually, all porcelain crowns are the best aesthetic option for front teeth.  I use both Empress and eMax for my patients.  Both are great and look very natural. It's always important to look at before and after photos when selecting a dentist. This will give you a pretty good indication of what you can expect. Good luck and I hope this helps. Follow me if you have more questions. 

Sarah Thompson, DMD
St. Louis, MO area (O'Fallon, IL)
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