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Crowns, Bridges & Dentures

Dental crowns, bridges, and dentures can help restore your smile and improve your quality of life. Whether you need to replace missing teeth, or protect weakened teeth, these dental treatments can provide a long-lasting solution. They can help you achieve a healthy, beautiful smile.

  • Restore cracked and broken teeth
  • Replace rows of missing teeth
  • Improve your smile and jaw health with a full set of dentures


A denture is a removable replacement for missing teeth, and for the tissues connected to those teeth. It is made of acrylic plastic and sometimes porcelain and metal materials. A denture closely resembles natural gum tissue and teeth.

Complete dentures replace all of the teeth, while partial dentures fill in the spaces created by missing teeth. They prevent other teeth from shifting position. Complete dentures are “immediate” or “conventional.” An immediate denture is a complete denture, or partial denture, that is inserted on the same day, immediately following the removal of the natural teeth. The immediate denture acts as a Band-Aid to protect the tissues and reduce bleeding after tooth extraction. The conventional denture is ready for placement in the mouth about 8 to 12 weeks after the teeth have been removed and the gum tissue has healed.

Your crowns, bridges and dentures team

Our dentists are highly experienced in fitting crowns, bridges and dentures. They have a great track record of successful procedures. They’ll pay attention to detail in customising your dentures and they’ll do their best to accommodate your specific needs and preferences.

  • Patient, caring, and understanding
  • Highly skilled in restorative dentistry techniques
  • Use cutting edge technology to achieve precision treatments

Crowns, Bridges and Dentures at Bridgford Dental


A crown is a restoration that covers, or “caps,” a tooth to restore it to its normal shape and size, strengthening and improving the appearance of a tooth. Crowns are necessary when a tooth is generally broken down and fillings won’t solve the problem. If a tooth is cracked, a crown holds the tooth together to seal the cracks so the damage doesn’t get worse. Crowns are also used to restore a tooth when there isn’t enough of the tooth remaining to provide support for a large filling, attach a bridge, protect weak teeth from fracturing, restore fractured teeth, or cover badly shaped or discoloured teeth.

To prepare the tooth for a crown, it is reduced so the crown can fit over it. An impression of the teeth and gums is made and sent to the lab for the crown fabrication. A temporary crown is fitted over the tooth until the permanent crown is made. On the next visit, the dentist removes the temporary crown and cements the permanent crown onto the tooth.


The purpose of a bridge is to replace one or more missing teeth with replacement teeth that look and function naturally. It is permanently anchored to the teeth on either side of the space created by the missing teeth. When a lost tooth is replaced with bridgework, the teeth on either side are prepared as crowns to serve as anchors or “abutments” for the bridge. Crowns and bridges are most often made from ceramic tooth coloured porcelain on the outside, fused to gold alloy underneath.

What to expect during your crowns, bridges & dentures treatment

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Evaluate your oral health, discuss your treatment options, and answer any questions you may have.

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Prepare your teeth or gums for the fitting of your crown, bridge, or implants.

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When your permanent prosthetic is ready, you will return to your dentist’s office for the final fitting.

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A beautifully restored smile, with boosted smile confidence.

Common Crowns, Bridges & Dentures Questions

How do I know if I need a crown?

A crown is a dental restoration that covers the entire tooth, protecting it from further damage and improving its appearance. If you are experiencing tooth pain, sensitivity, or visible damage, it may be a sign that you need a crown. Your dentist can perform an exam and take X-rays to determine the extent of the damage and whether a crown is necessary. Additionally, if you have had a root canal treatment, a crown may be recommended to protect the weakened tooth from further damage.

How long do bridges last?

A well-maintained dental bridge can last for up to 10-15 years or even longer. It is essential to follow good oral hygiene practices, including brushing, flossing, and regular dental check-ups, to ensure the longevity of the dental bridge.

How long do implant-retained dentures last?

While traditional dentures typically need to be replaced every 5-7 years, implant-retained dentures can last much longer with proper care and maintenance. In fact, many patients can expect their implant-retained dentures to last for at least 10-15 years or more.

Is it painful having crowns, bridges, or dentures fitted?

The dentist will use local anaesthesia to numb the area and make the procedure painless. However, you may feel some pressure or discomfort during the preparation of the teeth or gums before the fitting. After the procedure, you may experience some mild soreness or sensitivity. If the pain persists, you should contact your dentist as soon as possible.

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