Provisional Replacement of Anterior Teeth A Review of Clinical Techniques and Case Report in a Dental School Training Experience - Exam 83
by Mallard, Deuring, Owens, Phebus, Umsted
Dentists are often challenged with difficult diagnostic and treatment decisions following the unanticipated loss of permanent anterior teeth.
Unforeseen in jury from trauma and/
or long-term patient neglect, such as advanced periodontal disease; carious or non-carious processes (erosion, abrasion, attrition); failed endodontic therapy; and possible systemic origins (dentinogenesis imperfecta, eg.) can cause significant impairment functionally: (procurement, deglutition, and mastication of food), phonetically, and esthetically.

 1) Unanticipated loss of an anterior tooth/teeth can be:
  1. psychologically damaging
  2. emotionally damaging
  3. of little consequence
  4. both a and b
 2) A RDP or resin-retained appliance may be considered to replace missing anterior teeth due to:
  1. age
  2. health
  3. finances
  4. all of the above
 3) An example of a Fixed Dental Prothesis (FDP) is:
  1. an Essix prosthesis
  2. a Gelb appliance
  3. a Maryland Bridge
  4. a conventional denture
 4) The following permanent treatment options must be considered by doctor and patient for restoration of missing teeth include:
  1. dental implant
  2. convnetional FDP
  3. acid-etched dental prosthesis
  4. conventional removable
  5. all of the above
 5) There is no definitive "one-fit" treatment plan for the requirement of missing teeth, especially unanticipated loss of anterior teeth.
  1. True
  2. False