Treatments from AB Tandarts
You can come to us for dentistry, oral hygiene and cosmetic treatments. On this page you will find a summary of the most common treatments. If you have any questions please feel free to telephone or e-mail us, or send us your question via the contact form.
Anyone who wants to prevent fillings, extractions, infections and other dental complications is advised to have a check-up by a dentist every six months. During this regular examination we check the overall health of your teeth, your gums and the soft tissues in your mouth. This enables us to recognise and treat possible problems in an early stage.
Having your teeth cleaned by a professional on a regular basis will help keep your mouth healthy and prevent problems with your teeth and gums. During the cleaning process AB Tandarts removes tooth plaque, tartar and surface stains and then your teeth are polished to give them optimum protection. To help you keep your teeth and gums in good condition between visits we also advise you about what you can do at home to keep your mouth healthy.
One unique feature of AB Tandarts is that we carry out the treatments related to oral hygiene ourselves. We combine your check-up visit with a professional cleaning so you do not need a separate appointment. This saves you an extra visit to the dentist or dental hygienist.
Do you have problems with sensitive, swollen or bleeding gums, bad breath, a bad taste in your mouth, dental stains, plaque or tartar, receding gums, sensitive teeth, recurring cavities or loose teeth? If you do a regular visit to the dental hygienist is especially important for you.
Cosmetic and aesthetic treatments
Cosmetic – or aesthetic – dentistry is a field of dentistry in which the appearance of a tooth (or several teeth) is altered with the help of dental materials and techniques. With an aesthetic treatment we can improve the shape, position and colour of your teeth.
At AB Tandarts we can provide various cosmetic treatments:
- Veneers: porcelain veneers are thin, tooth-coloured covers that are fitted over discoloured or damaged teeth so the teeth are once again well shaped and white.
- Crown: a crown is a porcelain cap that completely encases the visible part of a tooth. Fitting a crown gives the tooth its original shape and function back.
- Bridge: a bridge is a combination of artificial teeth and crowns that bridges the gap between two teeth if one or two teeth have been lost. The bridge is fixed to the teeth on either side of the gap (the anchors). The central part of the bridge – the artificial teeth (or pontics) is sometimes called a dummy.
- Teeth whitening: several methods for whitening teeth are available. Which method we choose depends on your wishes and objectives and we will discuss this together. The whitening treatment can take place at our dental centre or you can bleach your teeth yourself at home using the materials and method provided by your dentist.
Root canal treatment (endodontics)
Every tooth has one or more roots and down the centre of each root there is a root canal. If an infection occurs in a root canal this can be painful and can have serious consequences for the tooth and/or the jawbone. A root canal treatment, which is also called endodontic therapy or nerve removal, can be the solution to relieve the pain and allow the tooth to heal. During a root canal treatment the dentist empties and cleans the root canal and then fills it and seals it. The treatment is completed with a filling, a crown or a temporary filling.
If you are missing several teeth a partial denture could be the answer. If you have lost all your teeth a full denture is advisable. To ensure a good fit we first take an impression of your mouth. The dental technician then makes a plaster mould. We work with a specialised dental technician to ensure you will have the best dentures.
Children aged two and over can go to the dentist. Most cavities occur between the ages of four and 21, which is why we pay extra attention to checking children’s teeth and why children should be taken to the dentist regularly. AB Tandarts is a child-friendly dentist. The experience-world of children differs to that of adults and some children find the dentist scary. Very often a little bit more attention and patience is all that is needed to put them at ease and reduces their anxiety about going to the dentist. This enables us to prevent cavities and gum disease.
Are you anxious about going to the dentist? If you are, tell us. Very often the anxiety is caused by negative experiences, a feeling of powerlessness and not enough communication. But a visit to the dentist doesn’t have to be a bad experience. To help you, before we start we take plenty of time to explain precisely what we are going to do and to reassure you. If certain interventions are too sensitive we can give you a local anaesthetic so you experience less pain and anxiety. To make sure the injection of the anaesthetic is also painless, we use a spray or ointment to pre-anesthetise the area.