Written by: Editor on July 3, 2012 @ 10:13 am
If you are a frequent reader of our Comfort Dental Spa blogs, you know that dental implants are an important part of restorative dentistry. See how much you know about dental implants with this quiz from our Farmington Hills dentist, Dr. Askari. Check your answers by clicking “read more”.
Dental Implant Quiz
Q1. True or False: There are essentially two parts that compose a dental implant.
Q2. Which of the following are risks of missing teeth?
A. Jawbone deterioration
C. Excessive tooth wear
D. All of the above
Q3. True or False: Dental implants prevent jawbone deterioration.
Q4. How long do dental implants last?
A. 5-10 years
C. 30 years
D. Less than five years
Dental Implant Quiz Answers
A1. True: Dental implants are essentially made of two parts, the crown and the rod. The dental implant crown is the only exposed portion of the dental restoration. The porcelain crown is made to look like a natural tooth in shape, texture, and coloration. The biocompatible rod is implanted into the jawbone, giving the dental implant strength and security.
A2. D: All of the above are potential threats posed by missing teeth. Since each tooth is a placeholder, performing a role specific to its size and shape, when one tooth is missing, other teeth may drift out of place to accommodate for the loss. This results in accelerated enamel erosion and tooth decay. A misaligned bite can also lead to TMJ disorder, or issues with jaw pain.
A3. True: Dental implants prevent alveolar atrophy, or jawbone deterioration by attaching the biocompatible rod to the bone. This gives the jawbone the chewing stimulation it needs to stay healthy.
A4. B: Dental implants can last for the rest of your life with proper dental care. This includes complete daily oral hygiene, regular dental checkups and cleanings, and other measures to keep your dental restoration healthy.