Tandarts Jan van Galen

Traditional dentures

A denture gives you back your natural, radiant smile. Tandartspraktijk Jan van Galen dentists are specialists in crafting dentures. We consider it important to make them look natural and be comfortable to wear. For this important change in your teeth you can count on us to provide quality.

  • Natural appearance of the denture
  • Competent specialized dentists
  • Personal guidance during and after treatment
  • Largely reimbursed by the basic insurance

I was quite stressed about the idea of getting new teeth. But the dentist reassured me and gave me a wonderful set of teeth. I love to laugh now!

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Placing a traditional denture

Step 1: preliminary jaw impression
Your new set of teeth must fit perfectly. This is why we take an impression of your upper and lower jaw during the first consultation. We fill a standard impression tray with material that hardens in the mouth. This will leave an impression of your teeth.

Step 2: second jaw impressions
During the second consultation we take two more impressions. The preliminary impression allows us to take these impressions in greater detail so that your denture will fit your jaw perfectly.

Step 3: recording occlusion
As well as obtaining impressions of your upper and lower jaw separately, it is important to record the state of your upper and lower jaw and your occlusion. In this way we take into account the natural function of your temporomandibular joints and current occlusion. In this consultation we will also determine the colour, shape and position of the teeth in the prosthesis.

Step 4: trying on the trial denture
The denture is practically ready by the fourth appointment; the teeth have been placed in it. It is time to try it on. The denture is still in wax, which permits modifications before the prosthesis is ready. The position, colour and shape of the teeth can still be adjusted.

Step 5: placing your denture
Your denture is ready at the fifth consultation. If teeth still have to be extracted, we extract them during this consultation. We place your denture immediately afterwards. In this way you will not be without your teeth while you wait.

After care

We advise you to monitor your teeth constantly at first in order to get used to any pressure points. For a gentle transition to eating with your new teeth, we advise that you only eat soft food for the first few days after treatment. When you have become fully accustomed to your new teeth, incorporate more solid food gradually. Be careful – do not take bites out of solid food (such as apples); cut them into little pieces.

Cleaning your dentures

You have to keep a traditional denture clean just as you do your own teeth. Brush your denture daily with a prosthesis brush and water or cleaning agent so that no food residues are left. Immerse your denture in cleaning agent for the whole night maximum once a week. Remember to clean your mouth every day too, in order to prevent gingivitis.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it painful to have a traditional denture placed?

Having the traditional denture placed is not painful. The dentist extracts the teeth under local anaesthesia in order to minimize the pain. If your traditional denture is new, you could experience some pain from the pressure. This is usually gone by the next day.

How do I clean my implant-retained denture?

An implant-retained denture can be easily snapped on and off. Take care to brush your implant-retained denture with a prosthesis brush after every meal. Also clean all your teeth with a cleaning agent regularly. Above all, remember to clean the parts under your prosthesis in order to prevent problems with your jaw, gums and implant-retained denture.

Do I still have to go to the dentist if I have an implant-retained denture?

Yes. As with normal teeth, we advise you to pay the dentist a visit every six months for check-ups and thorough cleaning. Oral hygiene is particularly important with an implant-retained denture.

Does the insurance cover an implant-retained denture?

The cost of placing implants and the implant-retained denture is reimbursed by the basic insurance if certain conditions are met. One of the conditions is that the jaw is completely toothless and severely shrunken. The insurance company must approve the treatment beforehand and allocate the reimbursement. For more information about reimbursement, contact your insurance company.

Can implant-retained dentures become discoloured?

An implant-retained denture can become discoloured just the same as normal teeth, for instance from eating certain foods. Be careful if you smoke or drink tea or coffee regularly. Keep your prosthesis clean in order to prevent discolouration.

How long will an implant-retained denture last?

An implant-retained denture lasts for five to eight years on average, provided you take good care of it and have it checked regularly by a dentist.

Can I eat anything with an implant-retained denture?

Yes, you can eat anything. An implant-retained denture is firmly attached to the implants in the mouth, which enables you to eat without inconvenience.

How do I register as a new patient?

Even if you have another dentist, you can have your implant-retained denture crafted and placed by Tandartspraktijk Jan van Galen. Complete the registration form for new patients for this. We will contact you as soon as possible.

The dental practice in Amsterdam West

Curious if a denture is right for you? Feel free to schedule an appointment with one of the dentists at Jan van Galen Dental Practice in Amsterdam West. The practice is easily accessible by car. However, please note that you will be subject to the municipal parking rate of €4.50 per hour when parking on or around Jan van Galenstraat. The dental practice is also conveniently reachable via public transportation from Amsterdam Central (tram 13 and bus 18), Sloterdijk station (tram 12 and bus 15), and Amsterdam Zuid station (bus 15).

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Schedule an appointment

Tandartspraktijk Jan van Galen specialists will be happy to help you sport a radiant smile with a new set of teeth. Call 020 618 0074 for more information or make an appointment immediately.

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