Restore Your Smile with Dental Crowns
Dental crowns are used to strengthen and protect damaged teeth while restoring the appearance of your smile. These restorations cover the entire visible portion of a tooth and are custom-crafted to blend with surrounding teeth. They are often the final step in a root canal procedure. At Kellyn Hodges Orthodontics, serving the Philadelphia, PA, area, we can also provide an implant-supported dental crown if you have lost a single tooth. Dr. Kellyn Hodges and her team can examine your smile and coordinate with skilled technicians and oral surgeons to ensure you receive precisely the care you need.
Why Are Dental Crowns Necessary?
Dental crowns can restore the balance and symmetry of your smile after treatment for cavities or trauma. This treatment can also alleviate discomfort, improve your ability to chew comfortably, and help maintain the alignment of your teeth. Leaving a damaged tooth untreated can take a toll on your oral health and cause tooth loss or further decay. We may recommend a crown if you have:
- Cracked or chipped teeth
- Severe decay or damage
- Bite misalignment
- Worn chewing surfaces
If you have lost a tooth, Dr. Hodges can coordinate with trusted oral surgeons to replace the tooth root with a dental implant designed to support a dental crown. In general, crowns serve practical purposes. However, in some cases, Dr. Hodges may suggest a crown as treatment for teeth that are severely discolored and resistant to professional teeth whitening.