Dental Implant Quiz

1. What can cause tooth loss?

A. an accident
B. gum disease
C. tooth decay
D. all the above
Answer:

The answer is "D"—all of the above. When you lose a tooth, a dental implant can provide the most natural looking and feeling solution.

2. True or False: Dental implants can replace a bridge or dentures.

true
false
Answer:

True! Dental implants can be used instead of a bridge or dentures. They also may be used to stabilize a higher quality and more permanent bridge or dentures, eliminating the pain, discomfort, and inconvenience of traditional removable dentures.

3. What kind of doctor should you see for a dental implant?

A. a dentist
B. an orthodontist
C. an oral surgeon
Answer:

The answer is "C"—an oral surgeon. Emory's oral surgeons are among the very best!

4. Smoking has no impact on the success rate of dental implants.

true
false
Answer:

False! Heavy smokers have a higher failure rate for implants than nonsmokers do. Other chronic conditions that affect healing, such as cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, and immunosuppressive conditions, also can increase the chance of implant rejection.