Quality and personal attention are our focus. We therefore set clear boundaries between
the treatments that may be performed by dentists, by specialists and by the dental hygienist or the
prevention assistant. As a patient, you know what you can expect from us. Both dentists are general
practitioners with a broad orientation. This means that you can come to us for all your usual oral care,
such as oral hygiene, conservative dentistry (fillings, crowns, bridges), prosthetic dentistry
(including dentures and frame prostheses), endodontics (root canal treatments), periodontics
(treatment of gum disease).
You can also turn to us for affordable cosmetic and aesthetic dentistry.
We pay special attention to anxious patients and have a long experience with
the treatment of this group.
Regular periodic dental check-ups are important for the health of your mouth.
We will then discuss daily oral care with you so that your teeth and soft tissue of the mouth
remain healthy. If necessary, we take action to improve oral hygiene.
If the dentist detects problems in your teeth, he or she will discuss with you
whether additional treatment is necessary. The dentist also informs you about:
Information about dental treatments can be found in the information about oral health
on www.allesoverhetgebit.nl (in Dutch only)
The dentist will immediately discuss minor procedures with you and the treatment will
follow shortly if necessary. This is, for example, the case with simple dental cleaning or making
a small filling. With more extensive treatments we inform you about the costs. If you wish, the
treatment plan with the associated costs can be recorded in writing. Partly because of the legal
obligation, we always do this for treatments that cost more than € 150. The relevant treatments are
only carried out after your approval. This is generally possible within 15 working days.
If you have to undergo special treatment, you do not have to look for the specialist in
question yourself. We can refer you to our colleagues for dental surgery, orthodontics, implantology,
periodontology (gum disease), gnathology (specialists for the jaw joint), endodontology
(specialists for root canal treatments) and maxillofacial prosthetics (special prostheses).
We also work together with a well-equipped dental technician within walking distance
of the practice so that repairs or extensions to prostheses can take place within one day.
We store the information about your teeth and the history of treatments in our computer.
This system is, of course, well protected and backed up professionally every day. We keep the data
for at least 15 years. At your (written) request, we can also send your data (electronically) to another
In our dental practice, the prevention of dental problems has the highest priority.
Prevention is simply better, easier and cheaper than cure. We are happy to ensure that your teeth
are clean and your gums remain healthy.
We strive for healthy teeth for all children! We therefore advise you to take your
child to the dentist from the age of two when you go for a check-up yourself. Treatment is usually
not necessary at this age. You mainly receive information and advice from the dentist or the
prevention assistant. If you then have your child's teeth checked every six months, any problems
can be identified and corrected in time.
We use sealing and fluoride to prevent caries and dental erosion. However, the most
important thing is our cleaning instructions and nutritional advice. We give this not only to the
little ones, but also to children who are undergoing the “orthodontic treatment”, because it is
always difficult to clean sufficiently between the braces.
We are happy to help you with the extra care of your teeth and gums. To this
end, the dentist also examines the gums on the basis of the so-called DPSI score. For example,
if you suffer from bleeding, inflamed and / or withdrawn gums, loose teeth and the DPSI score
is 3 or higher, then you are probably suffering from periodontitis.
You can also come to us for the treatment of bad breath (halitosis).
Periodontitis can have several causes. A common cause is the presence of
bacteria. If necessary, we can use a simple test to determine whether and, if so, which
bacteria are present in the mouth. The treatment plan is drawn up and discussed with you
on the basis of the test results. If necessary, we will send you to a specialist for gum
In our practice we use high-quality composite filling materials in the
color of the teeth. Advantages of the tooth-colored fillings are:
Tooth-colored fillings also have disadvantages. Not all tooth-colored fillings
are as strong as amalgam and break down sooner. That is why they are sometimes not used for
large fillings in the molars. Applying a tooth-colored filling is also more laborious than
an amalgam filling. More actions are also needed for repairing teeth or molars with tooth-colored
filling material. This takes more time, which entails higher costs. After applying a tooth-colored
filling, the teeth may be more sensitive for some time, especially at the transition from warm to
cold and vice versa or when the relevant teeth are loaded. That has to do with a tension between
the filling material and the natural tooth or molar. The larger the filling, the more sensitive
it can be.
In some cases it may be necessary for a tooth or molar to need a crown, for example
if a filling becomes too large and no longer has a hold, or if a tooth or molar has previously
had a root canal treatment and has therefore become too vulnerable, or sometimes for
A crown is a kind of shell made from porcelain, zirconium or metal, or a combination
of these materials. A crown protects a tooth or molar and gives it support and stability.
If one or more teeth are missing, a bridge can be a good choice to replace the missing
elements. A bridge consists of at least two crowns (pillar) and one or more bridge intermediate
parts (dummies) that are connected to each other. The dentist can use an x-ray to assess whether
the pillar teeth are suitable for a bridge.
Another way to replace missing elements in your teeth is through an implant. The
choice of a bridge or implant depends on a number of factors such as your general health condition,
dental situation, bone level and personal preference. The available budget also plays a role.
If you need a cast restoration, make an appointment for a consultation. After
anamnesis, X-ray, extensive examination and a personal interview, your wishes and possibilities are
discussed by the dentist.
You can contact us for both full and partial dental prostheses, including prostheses
on implants and frame prostheses. For repairs and filling of prostheses, you can bring your teeth
before 10:00 in the morning and it will be ready the same day later in the afternoon. For filling
and for expansion and some repairs an impression must be taken.
The pulling of teeth / molars and minor surgery can be done in our own practice. For
more complex treatments you are referred to the dental surgeon or another specialist.
In our practice we regularly perform root canal treatments. These are also called
channel or nerve treatment. During a root canal treatment, the dentist removes the inflamed tissue
from the dental pulp.
The cause of the inflammation is caused by bacteria that have penetrated into your
tooth and into the dental nerve (pulp) due to tooth decay, a leaking filling or a severe blow.
Inflamed tooth tissue can no longer heal. It is an irreversible process. The inflamed
tissue must be removed. To do this, your dentist first opens your tooth or molar and removes the
inflamed tissue. He / she then cleans the canal with small files and rinses it with a disinfecting
rinsing fluid. Finally, the canals are filled. Your dentist often takes one or more X-rays during
treatment. This way he / she has good control over the course of the treatment.
After the root canal treatment, your dentist will build your tooth or close again with a
filling. If the tooth is weakened, a crown may be needed. A tooth or molar treated in this way
can last for a long time.
If you wake up in the morning with muscle pain in your jaws or if you have symptoms
such as pain in the jaw joints and / or headache, it is quite possible that you will grind your teeth
at night. Moreover, excessive movement of the teeth and molars at night results in wear of the teeth
and toothache. This can be prevented by a night guard that is custom made for you.
We manufacture mouth guards for all kinds of sports, from kickboxing to hockey. In addition
to the best protection, a custom-made protector also offers the best wearing comfort.
The huge range of bleaches and treatments is confusing. Many products promise beautiful white teeth,
but unfortunately that is different in practice. An unsafe bleaching process can even damage your teeth.
If you are considering a bleaching treatment, choose a safe and professional method, under the supervision
of your dentist.
The legislation has changed since October 2012. As a result, effective bleaching treatment can only be
prescribed by a dentist. Feel free to ask for advice on your next visit to the practice.