Knoxville Dentist Challenges you to Dental Implant Quiz

Dental implants are becoming more common. It’s not surprising that this method of teeth replacement would become so popular. Nothing else matches the natural structure of a complete tooth (including roots) the way an implant does. Let’s find out just how much you already know about dental implants. Try this quiz from Knoxville dentist,…

Dental implants are becoming more common. It’s not surprising that this method of teeth replacement would become so popular. Nothing else matches the natural structure of a complete tooth (including roots) the way an implant does. Let’s find out just how much you already know about dental implants. Try this quiz from Knoxville dentist, Dr. Jim Erpenbach.

Questions

Q1. True or false – To qualify for dental implants, you must be missing all of your teeth.

Q2. True or false – You can treat your dental implants just like natural teeth.

Q3. True or false – Dental implants will appear whiter than the rest of your teeth.

Q4. True or false – Dental implants rely on suction, which means they can slip.

Answers

A1. FALSE – Whether you require a single tooth, several teeth, or a full set of teeth, implant dentures are a great solution for many patients.

A2. TRUE – Dental implant dentures can be treated like regular teeth. You can brush and floss them, and even eat all of your favorite foods. They even stop facial collapse from occurring. The bio-compatible titanium posts that are implanted into your jawbone will signal your body to continue sending minerals to that part of your mouth, even though a natural tooth is missing. Since lack of jawbone density is the cause of facial collapse, dental implants will mean your face will not have a prematurely sunken and aged appearance because of your missing teeth.

A3. FALSE – The porcelain crowns attached to the titanium posts on your implants can be color-matched so that your smile will look completely natural.

A4. TRUE – Traditional dentures utilize suction, and messy gels and pastes to stay in place. Dental implants are attached to the jawbone so they are not removable and will look, feel, and act just like the rest of your teeth.

Dental Implants from Knoxville Dentist

Are you looking for the most natural replacement for missing teeth? Schedule a dental implant consultation with Dr. Erpenbach. You can reach us by calling our 37919 dentist office  at 865-329-7815. We welcome patients from Knoxville and the greater metropolitan area.