Tooth Loss Quiz: Know Your Terms!

Whether you’ve already got quite a full glossary of terms memorized regarding tooth loss or if you are new to this topic and are simply trying to figure out what to do about missing teeth, a review is always nice! Since it’s always beneficial to feel informed regarding the issues you’re experiencing with your smile, we offer up a quick quiz that will test your knowledge of missing-teeth-related terminology. Why bother brushing up on such terms? Well, when you’re learning more about which tooth replacement solution is best for you, it might help!

Quiz Questions: True or False?

  1. True or False: If you’re missing all of your teeth, this is something we refer to as endodontics.
  2. True or False: If you are interested in replacing your tooth with a prosthetic that will not only allow you to replace the portion that sticks out above your gums (your tooth’s crown) but also replaces the part that anchors that crown (your roots), then you will want to choose dental implants.
  3. True or False: Prosthetic dentistry is the term that we use to talk about the field of dental care that focuses on replacing your missing tissues with artificial teeth, should tooth loss affect you.

Quiz Answers

  1. False. Close but not exactly. A person who is missing all of his or her natural teeth on both arches is referred to as edentulous.
  2. True. A dental implant is a post that supports one of multiple restoration solutions. The implant replaces the roots that are missing due to tooth loss. It then supports a dental crown, denture, or bridge to complete the process.
  3. True. Prosthetic dentistry includes the creation and placement of devices to replace missing tissue, which may include dental implants, partial or full dentures, or bridges.

See Us For Tooth Replacement Solutions Soon

Don’t wait too long if you’re missing teeth. Heading toward a replacement solution is as simple as coming in for a consultation. Schedule care with your Southlake, TX dentist today by calling Gregory Wright, DDS at (817) 481-7999. We gladly serve patients from Southlake, Grapevine, Keller, Trophy Club, Colleyville, and surrounding areas.