Do you think that you know all there is to have learned about dental implants? Maybe you have a surprisingly solid grasp on what happens throughout the process of receiving this tooth replacement treatment. However, maybe you don’t know much about the common vocabulary terms that apply (and that can become confusing). Let’s set the record straight with a fast quiz!
Quiz Questions: True or False?
- True or False: When you receive your dental implants, a process called osseointegration will happen during which the titanium of your implant post will fuse into a solid bond with the tissue of your jaw.
- True or False: We cannot simply place your restoration (such as a dental crown) on top of your implant post and be done with it. Instead, we need to connect the two to one another with a piece known as an “abutment.”
- True or False: Your dental implant post is made of biocompatible material, which means it is compatible (or not harmful) to your mouth’s living tissue.
- True. This is true and this is why you can expect out of this world stability from your dental implants. Osseointegration gives the dental world a way to fully replace missing teeth, nearly replicating the bond once shared by your roots and jaw.
- True. We will use an accessory to attach your restoration to your dental implant. This entire tooth replacement requires three pieces, not just one or two.
- True. As you may know, the human body tends to reject foreign or seemingly harmful material. Fortunately, most tolerate implants well because of their biocompatibility.