Restorative Care: Quizzing Your Knowledge

quizsignDo you know what to make of restorative care? Are you someone who feels like you know it’s there if something bad happens with your oral health but the details continue to escape you? When it comes to the different areas of dental care, there’s a lot of information there! As a result, you may become more familiar with one type of care over another. Let’s get you headed toward an even better understanding of restorations (or let’s discover you’re already there) with our restorative dentistry quiz!

Quiz Questions: True or False?

  1. True or False: When you need restorative care, the goal of this area of dentistry is to make your smile much better than it’s ever been.
  2. True or False: An extraction is never considered restorative in nature.
  3. True or False: We can only provide restorative dentistry to patients whose smiles are primarily healthy except for a problem or two.

Quiz Answers

  1. False. The goal is to make your smile what it used to be. For instance, if you have a cavity, the goal is to get rid of the decay and fix your tooth, not to make your tooth better than it was before. “Restoring” essentially means “to bring back.”
  2. False. A dental extraction is often considered part of restorative care because it is a step toward improving your oral health. If a tooth is severely diseased and we cannot fix it, removing the tooth rids your smile of disease and it’s healthy again. Your oral health is therefore restored. Keep in mind, this is followed up with a tooth replacement, thereby restoring the physical structure of your smile, too.
  3. False. Restorative dentistry can address minor concerns or widespread damage. It’s possible to rely on one or multiple treatments to address oral health concerns.