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Bridging gaps: How can you be toothless no more?
by Staff
When you lose a tooth, your immediate concern might be cosmetic. But a missing tooth can have serious consequences on your overall dental health. Take this quiz to learn more about one of the most popular ways to deal with missing teeth: dental bridges.

Which society was the first to use dental bridges?

  • the Etruscans
  • the Greeks
  • the Egyptians

At one time, tooth decay was thought to be caused by what creature?

  • the tooth demon
  • the tooth fairy
  • the tooth worm

What percentage of adults aged from 35 to 44 have lost at least one permanent tooth?

  • 12
  • 42
  • 69

About 26 percent of all adults have lost all of their teeth by what age?

  • 68
  • 74
  • 82

A missing tooth can lead to TMJ, which stands for what?

  • too many jokes
  • temporomandibular joint disorder
  • temporary malformation jut

Missing a tooth can lead to a change in the bite, also called what in dentist-speak?

  • occlusion
  • defusion
  • recontusion

What is the average price range of dental bridges on a per-tooth basis?

  • Between $150 and $300
  • Between $500 and $900
  • Between $1,000 and $1,500

Which of the following is a material used to make dental impressions?

  • flourofoam
  • blue covarine
  • alginate

What is the average lifespan of a dental bridge?

  • between 5 and 7 years
  • between 10 and 20 years
  • They never wear out.

What type of dental bridge is known as PFM ?

  • porcelain fused to metal
  • polymer fixed mandibular
  • plastic flattened maxilary

Dental bridges are made out of which of the following metals?

  • copper
  • gold
  • platinum

What is the name for the artificial tooth that's incorporated into a dental bridge?

  • falsie
  • pontic
  • spanner

What name is used for the teeth to which a dental bridge is affixed?

  • postulars
  • anchors
  • abutments

Speaking of bridges used for transportation, where is the world's longest cross-sea bridge?

  • Jiaozhou Bay, China
  • Istanbul, Turkey
  • Lisbon, Portugal

What is another name for a resin bonded bridge?

  • Oakland bonded bridge
  • transparent bonded bridge
  • Maryland bonded bridge

What is the name of a bridge that only attaches to one tooth?

  • solo
  • monodent
  • cantilevered

What is the world's largest cantilevered bridge?

  • Fourth Road Bridge, Scotland
  • The Quebec Bridge, Canada
  • Yichang Bridge, China

According to the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, what percentage of teeth neighboring a dental bridge fail after seven years?

  • 15
  • 30
  • 45

What famous bridge failed in 1444 when it was overloaded with spectators at the wedding of the Marques of Ferrara?

  • Rialto, Venice
  • Tower Bridge, London
  • Charles Bridge, Prague

What is the typical cost of a dental implant?

  • Between $500 and $750 per tooth
  • Between $1,250 and $3,000 per tooth
  • Between $3,000 and $5,000 per tooth