Test Your Dental Bridge Knowledge

manmissingtoothIf you are not a dentist, or studying to be a dentist, or have required extensive dental work, then there is really no reason for you to know what a dental bridge, an implant, a crown, veneers, bonding, contouring, or even a root canal is. That may be the reason you’re researching it on the net. Maybe your dentist recommended a dental bridge treatment. Do you know what a dental bridge is? Test your dental bridge knowledge by taking our true or false quiz below.

True or False?

  1. True or False: Unlike dentures, dental bridges are used to replace a few teeth rather than a whole arch.
  2. True or False: There is only one type of dental bridge.
  3. True or False: Fixed means the bridge cannot be removed from your mouth.
  4. True or False: Removable bridges are the most common.

Answers

  1. True: A dental bridge can replace one, two, or a few consecutive teeth or teeth that are missing in the same quadrant. They are not designed to replace a whole dental arch.
  2. False: There are several types of dental bridges including removable bridges, fixed bridges, cantilever bridges, and implant bridges.
  3. True: Fixed bridges consist of a crown on either end with artificial teeth in between the two crowns. The crowns are permanently bonded onto adjacent healthy tooth structure and, therefore, cannot be removed.
  4. True: Removable bridges tend to be the most common because they are the least invasive, can be removed for cleaning, and are less expensive than permanent or implant bridges. Removable bridges consist of artificial teeth which are attached to adjacent healthy teeth via metal framework.

For more about dental bridges see our blog Test Your Dental Bridge Knowledge: Installment #2.

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