Crowns and Bridges in
DentalZorg's crowns and bridges
Crowns and bridges serve as a replacement for a current tooth. This is a durable and elegant solution for maintaining good looking and functioning teeth. Thanks to our own dental laboratory, we are able to simulate the shape and function of the original 1 on 1. The purpose of a crown and a bridge is the same. Briefly summarized: A crown applies to one tooth and in most cases a bridge applies to several teeth.
What is a crown?
A crown is intended as a replacement for a tooth or molar. A crown consists of a cap that fits over the tooth exactly. This cap consists of porcelain / ceramic, metal or gold.
At Dentalzorg you can also opt for a golden crown. We charge a supplement for this. The crown is glued. This gives the tooth or choose original shape and functionality back. A treatment is more extensive than a standard filling and therefore consists of several appointments.
When is a crown needed?
A crown can be placed for various reasons:
When filling is no longer possible, for example with tooth decay or a broken molar. There is, as it were, not enough tooth or choose more to place a filling. In these cases you can opt for a crown.
For a root canal treatment, the dentist can also advise you to take a crown. With a completely discolored tooth where a facing is not possible. This may be due to the condition of the tooth.
How long does a crown last?
Dental crowns and bridges can in principle last 5 to 10 years or even longer. However, a bridge no longer has support if the adjacent teeth or the jaw bone are affected by tooth decay or periodontitis. With good oral hygiene and regular dental visits you can extend the life of your crowns and bridges.
What is a bridge?
A bridge is placed if more teeth are missing. This looks like a connection between the existing teeth. A bridge is placed by means of pillars, usually two. Pillars are ground and machined teeth or molars which are fixed with the help of crowns.
There is a bridge section between the pillars. This is also called a dummy. This intermediate part consists of artificial teeth or molars that replace the missing teeth or molars.
In most cases, these are all porcelain teeth. The treatment of a bridge is usually done in more than one treatment. Installing and manufacturing a bridge takes longer.
What types of bridges are there?
- Normal bridge: This is the most common bridge where the pillars are located on either side of the open space.
- Bridge on implants: In this case the implants offer a better and safer carrying capacity for the bridge. (Two) artificial roots are screwed into the jaw bone, onto which the bridge is screwed.
- Free-ending bridge: Both pillars are on one side of the bridge.
- Etching bridge: An etching bridge is usually possible when the teeth or molars on both sides of the open space are virtually intact. For this construction, hardly anything has to be sharpened from the cool teeth. The etching bridge is mainly used to replace one or two teeth. The bridge is glued invisibly on the inside of the teeth by means of metal fixing plates with a special glue. An etching bridge can, if necessary, usually be removed fairly easily.
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The costs for crowns and bridging
Of course it is nice if you know in advance what the costs are of a crown or bridge treatment. Just like with a crown, the costs depend on the type of treatment and your dental insurance. The costs for a bridge are generally more expensive because a bridge consists of several teeth. We are happy to help you clarify these costs.
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