Prosthodontic Terminology Quiz

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What is the branch of dentistry dedicated to making replacements for missing or damaged teeth?

Prosthodontics

Which branch of prosthodontics deals with restoration of teeth using crowns, bridges, onlay, inlays, and veneers?

Fixed Prosthodontics

What type of dental restoration is used to replace one or more missing teeth?

Bridge Restoration

Which restoration involves placing an artificial tooth over a natural tooth to protect or cover it?

Crow Restoration

What is the purpose of an onlay restoration?

To restore extensively damaged or decayed teeth

What are veneer restorations?

Thin porcelain layers placed over front teeth

When would a complete denture be used?

To replace a complete arch of missing teeth

What does an overdenture cover and rest on?

Remaining natural teeth, roots of natural teeth, and/or dental implants

What is the purpose of a dental obturator?

Filling a gap created by surgical resection

What is the purpose of a night guard?

Covering all or part of the teeth to protect them

Study Notes

Prosthodontics

  • Prosthodontics is the branch of dentistry dedicated to making replacements for missing or damaged teeth.

Types of Restorations

  • Fixed prosthodontics deals with the restoration of teeth using crowns, bridges, onlays, inlays, and veneers.

Dental Restorations

  • A fixed partial denture is a type of dental restoration used to replace one or more missing teeth.
  • A crown is a restoration that involves placing an artificial tooth over a natural tooth to protect or cover it.
  • The purpose of an onlay restoration is to restore a tooth that is damaged or decayed, but still has a sound structure.
  • Veneer restorations are thin layers of restorative material placed over the visible surface of a tooth to improve its appearance.
  • A complete denture is used to replace a full arch of missing teeth.
  • An overdenture covers and rests on one or more natural teeth or roots.
  • The purpose of a dental obturator is to replace a missing part of the upper jaw, often due to a birth defect, injury, or surgery.
  • The purpose of a night guard is to prevent grinding or clenching of teeth during sleep, helping to prevent tooth wear and jaw pain.

Test your knowledge of prosthodontic terminology, including fixed prosthodontics, crown restoration, and bridge restoration. Learn about the branch of dentistry dedicated to making replacements for missing or damaged teeth.

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