We suggest Carnegie dental crowns for our patients under these circumstances:
- to protect a weak tooth
- to fix a broken tooth.
- to prevent a cracked tooth from getting worse.
- to hold a dental bridge in place.
The Carnegie dental crowns we use to fix the shape, appearance, and alignment of any tooth that’s been damaged. Even though these are usually cemented in place, the material looks natural and it doesn’t stand out.
Ceramics, stainless steel, and porcelain are just some of the materials that can be used. There are advantages and disadvantages for each type. That’s why it’s best to come in and have a consultation with us first. That way we will be able to outfit you with the dental crown that suits your needs.
Tips for Caring for Carnegie Dental Crowns
Crowns are designed to last for a lifetime. However, there are times where they get damaged or fall out completely. If you want your dental crown to last for as long as possible, you should practice good oral hygiene.
That means that you should brush your teeth at least twice a day. Don’t forget to use a good fluoride toothpaste and floss at the same time. Having a dental crown is no substitute for regular checkups. You should come in and see our dental professionals once every six months. Don’t forget to book for professional cleaning too.
It’s important to stay away from hard foods. These can damage your dental crown so it’s best to avoid chewing ice as well.
Here are a few other tips to keep your Carnegie dental crowns in the best shape.
- Using your nightguard is a good idea if you grind your teeth when sleeping. One of these specialty appliances will keep your lower and upper teeth from touching. If you suffer from bruxism, this is the way to keep your dental crown in good shape. Keep in mind that any grinding motion can cause these dental appliances to pop out.
- Working on bad habits will keep these dental appliances looking good. For example, even something as simple as chewing your nails can damage a dental crown in the long run.
If your appliance does get damaged, you should come and see us right away. We have special adhesives and the technical know-how to save Carnegie dental crowns.