Arnout & Hobbelink Dentists in Amstelveen Randwijck.Nearby Amsterdam Buitenveldert, Amstelveen Elsrijk, Amsterdam Oud-Zuid, RAI Amsterdam and the Zuidas.
If you have teeth that are missing, discoloured or misshapen, you can have them replaced with a crown or a bridge. Crowns and bridges are designed to match the teeth they are replacing as precisely as possible – both visually and functionally. Their form and colour will match surrounding teeth in such a way that you will not be able to see or feel the difference between real or artificial teeth. Chewing and biting will be just as comfortable as it is with your natural teeth.
What is a crown?
A crown is a cap made of porcelain or ceramic which is bonded on to a filed-down tooth with dental cement. A crown enables a tooth to look and perform as it did when it was still healthy.
Do I need a crown?
A crown is the most effective solution for the following situations:
What is a bridge?
A bridge is used to replace one or more missing teeth. A bridge consists of two or more crowns plus a ‘dummy’ (the bridge). A bridge spans the area where teeth are missing and is attached to the teeth surrounding that space.
Do I need a bridge?
A bridge is the most effective solution for the following situations:
What materials do Arnout & Hobbelink Dentists use for crowns and bridges?
In our dental practice we have an assortment of ceramics and porcelains from various dental laboratories. Our crowns and bridges are completely free of metal (you are free to request an alternative if you prefer).
Ceramic and porcelain are often confused. We generally choose ceramic for its strength and porcelain for aesthetics.
Crowns or bridges on molars require strong material that can withstand great pressure. For those towards the front of the mouth, appearance is also of great importance and crowns or bridges should be indistinguishable from adjacent teeth.
Our dentists can also combine materials by baking porcelain onto ceramic. This results in a double-layered crown instead of the usual single-layer.
We can help you choose which crown or bridge is most suitable for you based on the condition of your teeth, your preferences and your financial means.
Procedure for a ceramic or porcelain crown or bridge
The crown or bridge treatment is done as follows