Bridges

A dental bridge literally bridges the gap created by one of more missing teeth. A typical bridge comprises one or more artificial teeth known as pontics, which are held in place by two dental crowns, or abutments.

What kind of bridges are there?

Regular bridge
The abutment teeth are located on opposite sides of the open space.

Cantilever bridge
The abutment teeth are located on only one side of the missing tooth or molar.

Resin-retained bridge or Maryland bridge
A pontic (false tooth) is attached to metal bands that are hidden with a white-colored composite resin and attached to the back sides of the teeth on either side of the pontic. This kind of bridge is usually indicatedpossible when the teeth on either side of the open space are almost intact.

Placing a bridge

First, your dentist (or we) will explain the procedure to you and tell exactly what is going to happen. The procedure comprises the following steps:

  • Prepare (trimming and shaping) the tooth
  • Take a dental impression to determine the shape of the crown
  • Take a bite impression to determine the height of the crown
  • Choose the shade that most closely matches the color of the neighboring teeth.
  • Place a temporary structure until the final bridge can be permanently placed.

When is a bridge necessary?

  • To be able to chew better
  • To improve the appearance
  • To prevent teeth from standing crooked and/or protruding

What does a bridge cost?

The Nederlandse Zorgautoriteit (NZa: Dutch Healthcare Authority) sets the tariffs and the descriptions of dental treatments. Bridge fabrication costs depend on the materials used and on the dental laboratory fees. They also depend on whether preparatory build-up is needed.

Please ask your dentist for a quotation.

A dental bridge literally bridges the gap created by one of more missing teeth.
A typical bridge comprises one or more artificial teeth known as pontics, which are held in place by two dental crowns, or abutments.

Wondering whether a bridge is the right option for you?

Contact one of the specialists beneath.

Dentist Derk Kösters  or Dentist Willem Lely

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Dental Practice Hollands Spoor
Stationsweg 107 1st floor
2515BL The Hague

Dentist P. Grewe (070) 3800910
Dentist C.W. Lely (070) 3803100
Dentist D.R. Kösters (070) 3802891

info@tandartsenpraktijk-denhaag.nl

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Dentist P. Grewe
Monday to Thursday 8.30 – 17.00
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Dentist Willem Lely
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Dentist Derk Kösters
Monday to Thursday 8.30 – 17.00
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