Losing a tooth can be embarrassing, leading to negative consequences for the health and appearance of your smile. What happens if you lose a tooth? In addition to poor nutritional intake and cosmetic issues, tooth loss can increase the risk of losing additional teeth or even misalignment. Fortunately, there are plenty of options to restore smiles to full function and beauty.

Replacing Lost Teeth Quiz

1. True or False: Dental bridges can replace a lost tooth.

2. True or False: Partial dentures restore multiple missing teeth.

3. True or False: Dental implants replace each part of the lost tooth.

4. True or False: We can use implants to support a prosthesis.

Answer Key

1. True. A dental bridge is one of the most common options for restoring a lost tooth. We use this prosthesis to replace one or more teeth in a row. A set of replacement teeth is created that have a crown on each side. The crowns anchor the new teeth into place.

2. True. In some cases, a patient may be missing multiple teeth but does not need a full set of dentures. With partials, we create a prosthesis that replaces multiple teeth spread across an arch. There are metal clasps that attach to the remaining natural teeth, securing your new teeth.

3. True. Partials and bridges only replace the crowns, or visible portions of a tooth. With dental implants, we insert a post that acts as a new root. The post bonds with the bone tissue, preventing jawbone tissue loss.

4. True. For dentures that don’t slip during speech or meals, we can place multiple implants into each arch. We then attach a set of dentures, which hold the new teeth firmly in place. Your new smile will look natural and reflect your unique facial structure.


With offices throughout Riverside Country, including Corona, Temecula, and Moreno Valley, Riverside Dental Group is happy to provide advanced general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry services to patients of all ages. To learn more, or to schedule a consultation, call our office today at (951) 689-5031.