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Crowns and bridges

Crowns and bridges

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.


What is a crown?

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.


When is a crown recommended?

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.

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What is a bridge?

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.

When do you choose a 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.

The treatment process

Often a minimum of 2 to 3 appointments with our dentist are needed to make a crown or bridge.

  • First, part of the tooth is ground down to create enough space for the crown or bridge.
  • Then some impressions are made by the dentist with special impression material. Based on this, the dental laboratory makes a plaster model on which the crown or bridge is made.
  • The color is then determined to ensure that the crown or bridge matches the teeth next to it as closely as possible.
  • Between the time for the impression and the time for the job, often about 2 weeks, the dentist makes an emergency. This is a simple temporary crown to protect the sharpened tooth and molar.
    Pain after treatment

Various materials for crowns and bridges

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.

Maintain crowns and bridges

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.

Pain after treatment

Sensitivity or light exposure may occur when placing the crown or molar.
Usually this is only temporary.

The life of crowns and bridges

Normally crowns and bridges have a material life of at least 10 years. However, much depends on maintenance and natural developments over the years.

Crowns and Bridges Cost

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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 by Dianna

Ik ga al een tijdje naar Eurodent en het is een geweldige plek. Ik had een permanente kroon op en Dr. Veronica heeft het geweldig gedaan!

 by John

Ik haatte het om naar de tandarts te gaan, maar ik ben niet nerveus sinds ik naar Eurodent ging. Iedereen, van de tandarts tot het personeel, is erg vriendelijk. Ik raad Eurodent ten zeerste aan als je een kroon of een brug nodig hebt.

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