Narrator: If your having a tooth colored crown made it could be a porcelain metal crown or with new technology available today it could be an all porcelain crown. To have enough strength to withstand biting forces porcelain crowns used to always be built upon a metal core. If you’ve ever noticed a dark blue line at the edge of a crown now you know what caused it, the dark metal inside the porcelain. New breakthroughs in adhesives and stronger porcelain materials now make it possible to make crowns entirely out of porcelain, which can then be bonded to the teeth. All porcelain crowns maintain a translucency that makes the hard to tell from natural teeth. Without metal the problem of a dark line at the dge of the gums is eliminated. This allows us to place the edge of the crown above the gum line, and that’s healthier for your tooth, and gums. When you want to improve your smile all porcelain crowns are a beautiful and natural looking choice.