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39 Cards in this Set

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Wearing away of the surfaces of the teeth as a result of their use in chewing
A collection of PUS in a cavity formed within the tissue of the body.
A tooth used to support or stablize one end of a prosthetic appliance, such as dental bridge.
American Dental Association
To move toward the center or midline.
An alteration or modification that may be required on a tooth or a denture - after it has been placed in the mouth. Occlusal adjustment is a form of modification.
To position properly in relation to another objects.
The product of fusing two or more metals; a silver alloy combined with mercury to produce an amalgam for restoration of a destroyed tooth surface.
Pertaining to an ALVELOUS.
Shaping of the dental ridges by removal of prominences of bone and excess soft tissue, usually in preparation for construction of a prosthetic appliance.
Bone cavity or a socket in which the root of a tooth is held by the peridontal ligament.
An alloy of Mercury with any other metal. The compound of a basal alloy of silver and tin with Mercury, used for restoring teeth. Copper and zinc are ususally added as modifying metals to the basal alloy.
Loss of sensation.
Angles' Classification - Class I, II, III
A classification of the forms of malocclusion as established by Edward Hartley Angle, an American Orthodontist.
Failure of tooth formation; congenital absence of teeth.
Fixation or true bony union between bones or a tooth to the jaw; abnormal immobility of a joint.
Situated in front; dentally, referring to the teeth at the front of the mouth - i.e. central incisors, lateral incisors and first bicuspids.
A drug that inhibits or destroys bacterial growth.
The terminal end of a cone; a conical end; the terminal end of a root or both.
Pertaining to the apex or conical endings of the roots of the teeth.
Plural form of APEX.
In dentistry a deviced used to replace missing parts, provide function, or perform a therapeutic purpose. Dental prostheses, splints, orthodontic appliances, and obturators are example of appliances.
Arch, Dental
The curving structure formed by the crowns of the teeth in their normal position.
In orthodontics, a metallic attachment that surrounds and is cemented to the tooth, used to archor archwires to the teeth.
A connector of two or more parts. It may be used for removable partial dentures, fixed prostheses to provide additional strength, and splinting in treatment of fractures of the teeth and jaws.
Having (2) two cusps, as in bicuspid teeth a premolar.
Having (2) two sides, any partial denture having a major connector is said to be bilateral, i.e. one on each side.
Bite Guard
An appliance that covers the occlusal and incisal surfaces to the teeth. It is used to stablize the teeth or to provide a flat surface for unobstructive movement of the mandible.
Bite Plane
An appliance that covers the palate and is designed to provide resistance to the mandibular incisors where there is contact.
Bite Raising
The process of increasing the distance between the occlusal surfaces of the teeth. It may be accomplished by placing appliances or GOLD inlays or crowns.
Bite, Closed
A condition in which the upper teeth close too far over the lower, which usually bite into the roof of the mouth.
Bite, Open
A condition in which the upper and lower incisors DO NOT occlude.
Bitewing Radiograph
An x-ray showing the crowns of the upper and lower teeth and a portion of the roots and supporting bone.
A technique that restores a discolored tooth to its natural color.
A partial denture; bridgework.
An appliance made of artificial crowns of teeth to replace missing natural teeth.
The unconscious habit of grinding the teeth, often limited to during sleeping or mental or physical concentration or strain.
Pertaining to the cheek. The buccal surface of tooth is a surface next to the cheek.
A removable orthodontic appliance.