What Do You Know About Dental Implants?

Dental Implant Questions

Q1: Tooth loss can occur as a result of which of the following?

A. Injury

B. Gum disease

C. Tooth decay

D. All of the above

 

Q2: Which of the following tooth replacement feels and looks the most natural?

A. Dental bridge

B. Dental implant

C. Dentures

D. Partial denture

 

Q3: Is it true or false that a missing tooth can cause jawbone deterioration?

 

Q4: What percentage of Americans over 65 years have lost all of their natural teeth?

A. 75 percent

B. 98 percent

C. 50 percent

D. 23 percent

 

Q5: Is it true or false that dental implants last about ten years?

 

Q6: A missing tooth is harmful to your dental health in all of the following ways, except___________.

A. Jawbone deterioration

B. Excessive tooth wear

C. Bad bite

D. Difficulty chewing

Dental Implant Answers

A1: D, Tooth loss can occur for many reasons including tooth trauma, periodontal disease, oral cancer, and severe tooth decay.

A2: B, Dental implants are osseointegrated into the jawbone for stability and longevity. The porcelain crown mimics the structure, coloration, and function of the healthy original tooth.

A3: True, If missing teeth are not replaced in a timely manner, the jawbone is at risk of deterioration. When a healthy tooth is connected to the jaw, the tooth root promotes bone growth and regeneration with chewing stimulation.  Without the healthy tooth root, the bone will begin to die.

A4: D, Less than 25 percent of older Americans are toothless. This is an improvement from the 1950’s when over half of Americans over 65 years had no natural teeth.

A5: False, successful dental implants can last a lifetime with proper dental care. Routine brushing and flossing, dental cleanings and checkups every six months, and a healthy diet all promote the longevity of a tooth restoration.

A6: Trick question! Missing teeth are harmful to your oral health in all of those ways.

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