Do You Know Your Dental Implant Terms?

definitionWhen it comes to learning about any new aspect of dental care, brand new vocabulary tends to come along with it. As for learning about dental implants, you have likely already noticed that there seems to be a new, foreign term for just about everything, which can leave you feeling a little confused from the get-go. To ensure you enjoy a streamlined process as you learn about implants and decide whether they’re right for you, we recommend becoming familiar with the basics as soon as you can. Let’s see how you’re doing with the essential terms (there are only a few of them) with a brief quiz.

Quiz Questions: True or False?

  1. True or False: When you are interested in replacing your whole entire tooth (this means your roots as well as your crown), we suggest dental implants.
  2. True or False: The part of your tooth that you’ll be able to see when you smile is called a restoration (it may consist of a dental crown, bridge, or denture).
  3. True or False: When it’s time to connect your dental implant post to your restoration, we rely on the use of an abutment.

Quiz Answers

  1. True. A dental implant is a post that we insert into your jaw tissue, thereby replacing your roots. This acts as the foundation for your complete tooth replacement.
  2. True. Your restoration is the part that we use to “restore” or to “top” your implant.
  3. True. We will secure your restoration onto your implant post with the use of an abutment. This is simply a small accessory unit that keeps the two essential parts of your tooth replacement connected.