Provisional Replacement of Anterior Teeth A Review of Clinical Techniques and Case Report in a Dental School Training Experience - Exam 83
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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.

Questions:
 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