Crowns and bridges are used to replace teeth. They are made as much as possible according to the original shape and function of the molar and tooth.
A crown is a kind of cap that fits on an existing tooth or molar. This is then fixed with special glue. The crown ensures that the molar or tooth regains its original shape and function.
For example, if a filling is not possible because a large part of the tooth has broken off. But also to improve the appearance, for example due to a bad shape or discolouration.
A bridge replaces one or more missing teeth and/or molars. This is based on two pillars; two teeth or molars on either side of the place where a tooth or molar is missing. The intermediate part of the bridge, where the tooth is missing, is also called a ‘dummy’. There are different types of bridges, such as a classic bridge, an etching bridge and a free-running bridge.
For example, to improve the chewing function or vision, but also to prevent existing teeth from becoming crooked due to the space that arises where a tooth or molar is missing.
Often a minimum of 2 to 3 appointments with our dentist are needed to make a crown or bridge.
Nowadays there are different materials with which crowns and bridges can be made. Our dentist examines the possible options for each situation and, if necessary, takes your specific wishes into account as much as possible. Porcelain, metal or a combination are used, but also materials such as e-max, gold and zirconium.
Especially the gums around the crown or bridge should be cleaned well. This reduces the risk of plaque and subsequent cavities and inflammation along the edge of the crown or bridge. In addition to brushing your teeth, use toothpicks, brushes and/or dental floss. The dentist will inform you about this.
Sensitivity or light exposure may occur when placing the crown or molar.
Usually this is only temporary.
Normally crowns and bridges have a material life of at least 10 years. However, much depends on maintenance and natural developments over the years.
The costs depend on the type, the material used and any additional costs, such as building the tooth or choosing the placement.
After the diagnosis, our dentist will provide you with a budget. If you have dental insurance, the costs are often partially reimbursed.
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