Crowns and Bridges

Dental Practice Johan Huizingalaan

Crowns and bridges are two common dental appliances that repair or replace damaged, weakened, or missing teeth. Crowns are often used to cover teeth that are too damaged for a filling or to protect a tooth after, for example, a root canal treatment. You can compare a crown with a kind of cap that is placed over your own teeth or molars.

Bridges, on the other hand, are used to replace one or more missing teeth by using the surrounding teeth as anchors. A bridge consists of at least two crowns and an artificial tooth. Both crowns and bridges are durable and effective ways to restore the functionality and appearance of your teeth. In addition, they improve your oral health by protecting your teeth and gums.

Reasons to have a crown or bridge placed

There are several situations in which placing a crown or bridge may be recommended. Some common reasons are:

  • A damaged tooth or molar: If one of your teeth is broken, severely worn, or has a large filling that has failed, a crown may be recommended to protect your tooth and restore the functionality of your teeth.
  • A weak tooth or molar after a root canal treatment: After a root canal treatment, your teeth may be weakened or vulnerable. A crown can be placed to protect and strengthen the tooth.
  • Missing teeth or molars: If one or more teeth are missing, a bridge may be recommended to replace your missing teeth. This can help restore the appearance and function of your teeth. It can also happen that the surrounding teeth shift and grow crookedly.
  • Aesthetic reasons: Finally, both crowns and bridges can be used to improve the aesthetics of your teeth, for example, to cover discoloured, crooked or irregularly shaped teeth and thus improve the appearance of your teeth.

It is important to consult with your dentist to determine whether crown or bridge placement is the best option for your specific situation and needs. Your dentist can assess the condition of your teeth and advise you on the best treatment options.

The placing of crowns and bridges

There is a big difference between placing a crown or a bridge. Although both treatments involve repairing or replacing one or more teeth, the procedures and applications are different. For both a crown and a bridge, you can simply visit your own dentist in our dental practice in Amsterdam Nieuw-West.

Placing of a crown

Fitting a crown is generally a two-appointment process with your dentist. During the first appointment, the dentist will prepare the damaged tooth for the crown by shaping and reducing the size of the tooth. The dentist will then make an impression of your tooth, which will be used to size the crown.

During the second appointment, the dentist will place the crown over the tooth and secure it with a special dental adhesive. Your dentist will ensure that the crown fits properly and looks natural. He or she will also give you instructions on how to best care for your new crown.

Placing a bridge

Placing a bridge usually involves two or three appointments with your dentist. During the first appointment, the dentist will prepare your teeth on either side of the missing tooth to act as anchors for the bridge. This means that the dentist will grind away part of your teeth to make room for the crowns that will be placed. The dentist will then make an impression of your teeth. This impression is used to tailor the bridge.

During the second appointment, the dentist will try on the bridge and adjust it if necessary to ensure that it fits properly and looks natural. The dentist will secure the bridge with a special dental adhesive if it fits perfectly.

Sometimes, a third appointment is necessary to check and adjust the bridge. After bridge placement, your dentist will provide you with instructions on how to care for your new bridge to ensure it lasts and functions properly. It is important to maintain your bridge properly by brushing and flossing daily and scheduling regular checkups with your dentist.

Benefits of a crown or bridge

There are several advantages to having a crown or bridge placed as a dental appliance. The main advantages of crowns and bridges are:

  • Restoring the functionality of your teeth. This makes it easier for you to chew and speak. This is especially the case if you have one or more missing teeth.
  • Improving the aesthetics of your teeth. By covering damaged or discoloured teeth or replacing missing teeth will help you feel more confident about your smile. Furthermore, crowns and bridges are durable dental solutions that last for years and are indistinguishable from real teeth.

The cost of crowns and bridges

The costs for placing a bridge or crown are the same for every dentist in the Netherlands. This is because the Nederlandse Zorgautoriteit (NZa) sets the prices yearly. In the table below, you will find some common prices for crowns and bridges.

RO8 *Single-plane composite inlay€84.48
RO9 *Two-plane composite inlay€161.92
R24 *Crown on natural element€309.76
R40 *The first bridge intermediate part€211.20
*Excluding technical costs

Crown and Bridge Dentists Amsterdam Nieuw-West

For crowns and bridges, you can simply visit our dentists in Amsterdam Nieuw-West. All of our dentists carry out these treatments. Therefore, you don’t need to be referred to a dental specialist. Our dental practice in Amsterdam Nieuw West is easy to reach by both public transport and car. In addition, we have very long opening hours and you can also schedule an appointment with us in the evenings or on weekends.

Do you currently have a crown or bridge and is it in need of a restoration? You’re also at the right place for that. Restoring a crown or bridge is painless and can also be done at our dental practice. Contact us today today to plan an appointment, so that you can quickly benefit from the advantages of a crown or bridge!

Are you not yet registered with us? Registration can be easily completed on our website. Our dentists look forward to welcoming you soon to our practice in Amsterdam Nieuw-West!

Frequently asked questions about crowns and bridges

What is a crown?

A crown is a dental appliance that is used to repair damaged teeth. A crown is a type of cap that is placed over your tooth to protect and strengthen it. Crowns can be used to repair teeth that tooth decay, fractures, cracks or other problems have damaged. For example, there may also be aesthetic reasons for having a crown fitted if you suffer from discoloured teeth.

What is a bridge?

A bridge is a dental appliance used to replace one or more missing teeth. A bridge consists of an artificial tooth supported by teeth on either side of the missing teeth. These supporting teeth are often referred to as “anchor teeth”.


Bridges can be used to replace a single tooth or multiple teeth and are an effective solution for people who have missing teeth and are not candidates for dental implants. Bridges are a good option for people who don’t want or can’t wear dentures.

Is the placing of a crown or bridge painful?

When a crown or bridge is placed, a local anaesthetic is used to prevent you from experiencing pain or discomfort during the treatment. After treatment, there may be some sensitivity in the area around the treated teeth, but this is usually mild and will go away on its own after a few days. Your dentist will advise you on how to relieve any pain or discomfort using painkillers.

Do you place crowns or bridges at your practice in Amsterdam Nieuw-West?

Yes, you can simply visit your own dentist in our dental practice in Amsterdam Nieuw-West to have a crown or bridge fitted.