Test Your Dental Bridge Knowledge: Installment #2

dntbrgIf your dentist suggested a dental bridge as a treatment and you’re not exactly sure what that is but were afraid to ask, you are in the right place. There are a lot of dental treatments that not everyone is familiar with, especially if you or someone you know hasn’t needed them. Bridges, implants, implant bridges, crowns, veneers…those are a lot of dental treatments to be familiar with, and there are many more. If your dentist suggested a dental bridge test your dental bridge knowledge with our true or false test: installment #2.

True or False?

  1. True or False: Implant-retained dental bridges are probably the most stable of all dental bridges.
  2. True or False: Placing an implant bridge requires surgery.
  3. True or False: The cantilever bridge is perhaps the least stable.
  4. True or False: The type of bridge prosthetic is the major cost indicator.

Answers:

  1. True: Implant-retained dental bridges consist of a fixed dental bridge prosthetic which is permanently bonded to dental implant posts making a long-lasting and stable treatment choice.
  2. True: A complex surgical procedure is required to place the titanium implant posts into the jawbone of the patient.
  3. True: Whereas a fixed dental bridge is supported by a healthy tooth on each end, a cantilever bridge is attached and supported by the healthy tooth structure of a single tooth on one end of the bridge only. Because of this, cantilever bridges are usually limited to areas of the mouth that are not subjected to much stress from chewing or clenching.
  4. False: There are several factors that indicate the cost of a bridge including the type, the materials used, the fabrication process, the complexity of the treatment procedure, and the experience of the dentist.

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