A piece of "nail-like" metal. It usually is used for better retention of a filling.
A process to make the tooth or filling or other denture smooth and glossy.
The false tooth in a bridge or denture to replace the missing tooth.
A big pin which can be made with different materials such as metal or carbon. Its function usually is to support a big buildup on a tooth.
Locate at the back.
An approval from the particular authority (usually insurance company in dentistry) before any action (treatment) is carried out.
Medication needs to be taken before treatment.
The two teeth located in front of the molar.
A written statement (from a doctor to a pharmacist) regarding the type, the amount and direction of the use of a medication for a patient. In dentistry, prescription can also be a written statement on preparation of an appliance from a dentist to a lab technician
The procedure of teeth polishing. It also means the prevention of diseases.
An artificial part to replace missing teeth and their associated structures.
A specialty of dentistry involves diagnosis, treatment planning, and fabrication of artificial parts to replace missing teeth and their associated structures.
The inner most part of a tooth. It contains nerves and blood vessels inside a tooth.
The removal of the whole pulp inside a tooth.
The removal of the top part of the pulp inside a tooth.
An x-ray picture.
The regular checkup and teeth cleaning appointment.
The process of "glue" the appliance/prosthesis back on the associated area.
An item a dentist uses to restore the normal function of a tooth or an area in the mouth. It can be a filling, a crown, a bridge, etc.
A device used for maintaining the position of teeth in the jaw inorthodontic treatment.
The process of repeating the root canal treatment.
The bottom part of tooth. It anchors the tooth to its supporting units.
The canal that runs inside the root of the tooth. It contains the nerves and blood vessels inside the tooth.
Root canal treatment
A treatment for the root canal inside the tooth. Click here to see details.
The action of cleaning on the root area of teeth.
A rubber sheet that fits around teeth. It isolates the treatment area from the rest of the oral cavity.
The action of cleaning of teeth below the gumline.
A thin layer of plastic-like material covers the grooves and pits on a tooth to prevent cavity.
The use of medication to calm down a patient.
An appliance to maintain the space in between teeth.
An appliance or a material to prevent movement of a mobile part.Tempromandibular Joint (TMJ) The joint that links two jaws.
An outgrowth on bone. It usually develops on the roof of the mouth or around the premolar area on the lower jaw.
A layer of tooth-colored material (can be porcelain, composite, or ceramics) attaches to the front of the tooth. It is usually for better outlook of the tooth. Check to make sure a reputable supplier likeschein dental supplies are being used.
The eighth (also the last tooth) tooth from the middle of the jaw.
The roof of the mouth.
An x-ray film to obtain the wide view of upper and lower jaw and their associated structures.
An opening on a tooth or other oral structure.
The surrounding of the bottom of the root of a tooth.
A specialty of dentistry involves diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of supporting unit of teeth.
Adult's teeth. The first permanent tooth usually comes in around 6 years old.