Are you up on the latest cosmetic dentistry procedures offered by your Anchorage dentist? Take our quiz and find out!

Pretty, young college student writing on the chalkboard during a class. She's might be a genius in math, but how does she measure up with her latest cosmetic dentistry procedures.

This Popular Treatment Uses A Dental Composite That Resembles Enamel

This composite is applied to the surface of the teeth, sculpted, and then hardened and polished.

A. Veneers
B. Flossing
C. Defanging
D. Bonding

The correct answer is D, bonding. It uses the same material as tooth-colored fillings.

This Procedure Can Be Done By Your Dentist or At Home

It is very common and its main purpose it to lighten the color of one’s teeth.

A. Teeth Bleaching
B. Teeth Whitening
C. Inlays and Onlays
D. Buffing the ol’ pearly whites

The correct answer is B, teeth whitening. Though it is also called teeth bleaching, this is inaccurate because it doesn’t use bleach, and the goal is to remove stains, not make your teeth whiter than natural.

These Thin, Porcelain Coverings Are Custom-Made

Each mouth and are usually used to close gaps or cover discolored teeth.

A. Wax lips
B. Bleaching trays
C. Veneers
D. Tooth socks

The correct answer is C, veneers, although tooth socks do sound cozy!

What Tooth Replacement Option Looks and Functions Like Natural Teeth?

It’s anchored in your jawbone.

A. Bone locks
B. Dental implants
C. Maryland bridges
D. Dental sinkers

The correct answer is B, dental implants, and they can last a lifetime just like natural teeth, too.

What Orthodontic Treatment Uses Clear Plastic Aligners?

It helps to move your teeth instead of metal wires and brackets.

A. Invisalign
B. KleerDrive
C. Str8 Plastic
D. Clean & Clear

The correct answer is A, Invisalign. Clean & Clear is a skin care line.

What Treatment Do We Use To Reverse Anesthesia?

This makes it so your mouth doesn’t stay numb all day.

A. Num-B-Gon
B. Anti-Anesthesia
C. Boot 2 the Head
D. OraVerse

The correct answer is D, OraVerse. It can cut the duration of numbness from anesthesia by 50%! And that’s good–nobody likes spilling drinks on themselves all day after a dental visit.

What Is The Name Of This Jaw Dysfunction?

It causes jaw pain, headaches, tooth damage, ringing in the ears, and other symptoms.

A. TMJ
B. TMD
C. MPD
D. TMPDS

The correct answer is A, B, C, and D–these are just a few of the acronyms used to describe the condition in the 85 + years since it was originally described as Costen’s Syndrome. While several professional organizations have embraced the acronym TMD for temporomandibular joint disorders, we are more interested in giving you relief than in what you call it.

Who Is The Best Dentist In Anchorage?

Serving the Anchorage area this cosmetic dentist can skillfully perform state-of-the-science procedures to give you a celebrity-caliber smile?

A. Dr. Kendall Skinner at Excellence In Dentistry
B. Bertha Bicuspid
C. Dr. Leo Spaceman
D. Whitey Toothson

The correct answer is A, Dr. Kendall Skinner.

If you have questions about your oral health or need to consult one of our expert dentists, please call Excellence in Dentistry today at (907) 349-0022 or send us an email.