Crowns and Bridges

What Are Bridges and Crowns?

Crowns and bridges are two of the most common types of restorations available in dentistry today. They are frequently used to help restore people’s smiles, and at Dr. Woo General Dentistry office, Dr. Phil Woo and Dr. Luke Gallaher would be happy to help you get the dental crowns or bridges you need to give you a smile that you are confident about once again.

Dental bridges and crowns can be described as the following:

  • Dental Bridges: If permanent dental implants are not in your future (they are often more expensive, and some insurance companies will cover them while some will not – or many people do not have insurance), then a viable (cheaper) alternative would be a dental bridge. Dental Bridges use your healthy teeth as anchors for porcelain that will support your prosthetic teeth. By using good teeth as an anchor, they ensure that your bridge has a longer lifespan and can sometimes replace more than one missing tooth at a time.
  • Crowns: A crown goes over a single tooth that has a root canal performed on it to keep the tooth covered and protected in the future. The crown helps to restore the tooth to its previous state of health. While someone can have many individual crowns, each crown only covers one individual tooth and not multiple teeth.

Why Do I Need to Get a Dental Crown/Bridge?

A dental crown or bridge is the most common alternative to permanent dental restorations. You might need a dental bridge if you are missing one or more teeth in a row but have healthy teeth on either side of the missing teeth. The existing teeth can hold the dental bridge, which replaces the teeth that are missing.

A dental crown is the “cap” that they put on a tooth after you have a root canal performed. You will generally get a temporary crown placed on the tooth before going back a couple of weeks to get the permanent crown put on. The permanent crown will be able to last decades and is custom-made just to fit your teeth. It saves the tooth from having to be extracted.


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Lovell Park Professional Building

171 Lovell Ave Suite 101
Ebensburg, PA 15931


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I have severe anxiety about going to the dentist and Dr. Gallagher was so easy to talk to. He listened to everything that I was afraid of and he was very willing to take breaks when I needed them. When he was done he made sure that you were okay and even gave you a mirror to show you what he did. Excellent job Dr. Gallagher!!!

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