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Your dentures

New dentures are a substitute for your own teeth. If your current dentures are older than five years, you may already qualify for new ones.

Or overdentures?

Because the jaw shrinks as you get older, dentures become looser. As a result, talking and eating becomes more difficult and even biting an apple or a hard roll is often no longer possible. A new prosthesis is often not the solution, as it provides insufficient support for a shrunken jawbone. The solution is overdentures!

Overdentures are dentures that are ‘clicked’ onto a number of implants. This gives the overdentures more sturdiness than regular dentures. You can take the dentures out and put them back in yourself very easily, and yet they will still sit firmly in the mouth.

What is the treatment process?

The first appointment is all about talking you through the treatment. We look at the possibilities and take your wishes into consideration. Of course, we will discuss what color teeth/molars you want and how the position of the teeth should be. Then, we make prints of your jaws and start making your prosthesis.

And with overdentures?

First, the dentist will place implants. This is done in steps so you will need to come in several times. The procedure comprises the following steps:

  • Give a local anesthetic around the area where the implant is to be placed
  • Loosen the gums at the spot where the implant is to come, so that the jawbone becomes visible
  • Drill a hole into the jawbone
  • Screw or tap the implant in the hole
  • Suture your gums

During the 3-month healing period, the implants should not be taxed. Your current teeth will be adjusted, so you don’t have to walk around without teeth. Once the implants have fused with the jaw, we start manufacturing the dentures, which are put in place in the lower jaw on a rod which is anchored to the implants.

Am I eligible for overdentures?

First, your dentist will explain the procedure to you and tell exactly what is going to happen.
The first step is to determine the condition of your jaws by a thorough examination and by taking X-rays. Based on this information, we submit an application to your healthcare insurer.
If they grant an approval, we can start treatment.

How much do dentures cost?

The Nederlandse Zorgautoriteit (NZa: Dutch Healthcare Authority) sets the tariffs and the descriptions of dental treatments. Please contact your healthcare insurer.

After five years, it is wise to consider new dentures. Should you have serious complaints, new dentures can also be reimbursed within these five years. 

And what about overdentures?

Implants and overdentures in the lower jaw are usually reimbursed by your health care insurer after authorization from our side. However, you must meet certain requirements.

Please always ask your dentist for a quotation in both cases.

We strive for a perfect fit of your teeth. Skill, patience and precision is required. We are not satisfied until you are. It is therefore particularly convenient that prosthodontist Chantal Van Galen- Everts and her dental laboratory are located in our health center.
This facilitates communication between the dentist and the dental technician, guaranteeing an aesthetic result.

With respect to Overdentures: 
The entire treatment takes place in our practice, from the application to your health insurance to placing the implants and making the dentures. We also provide the follow-up care.

Wondering what is the right option for you?

Contact one of the specialists beneath.

Dentist Derk Kösters  or Dentist Paula Grewe

Contact Information ▼

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

Dentist P. Grewe      (070) 3800910
Dentist D.R. Kösters (070) 3802891

Opening Hours ▼

Dentist Paula Grewe
Monday to Thursday 8.30 – 17.00
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Dentist Derk Kösters
Monday to Thursday 8.30 – 17.00
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