A collection of pus. Usually forms because of infection.
A connector that attaches a restoration such as a crown, bridge, or denture to the jaw. The teeth on either side of a gap left by a missing tooth or teeth could serve as abutments. In a dental implant restoration, the abutment is a small device that attaches the crown or fixed denture to the implant that has osseointegrated into the jawbone.
A silver filling material
An agent that causes temporary loss of sensation/feeling
The front position
The end of the root
Absence of microorganisms
Wear of teeth due to activities such as chewing
An injury that causes a tooth to be completely knocked out of the mouth
A kind of dental X-ray which is taken with the teeth bite together. The main function of this kind of X-ray is to detect cavities in between teeth and height of bone support.
Whitening of teeth
A prosthesis which is fixed inside the mouth to replace missing teeth by “bridging” the gap left by the missing teeth
The third tooth from the middle of the jaw. There are four of them. They are the longest teeth in humans.
An ulceration in the mouth characterized by a yellow base and a red border. It can be caused by trauma or herpes simplex virus.
A hole in the tooth
A model of teeth
The process of "gluing" the appliance/prosthesis on the intendedarea
An anti-microbial agent. It is available in many forms such as gels and rinses. It is an effective agent in controlling gum diseases.
A metal arm extended from a removable partial denture. It helps the partial denture hold on to natural tooth structure and thus provide anchorage for the denture.
An ulcer or blister on the lip. It is a form of herpes simplex.
White filling material
An abnormal bite relationship of upper and lower jaw wherein the lower teeth/tooth align more toward the check/ lip side more than the upper teeth/tooth.
A crown is almost like a "cap" on a tooth. It covers the tooth partially or totally above the gum to restore its function and appearance.
A soft substance caused by the bacterial demineralization of enamel and dentin. It is an infection within a tooth that must be treated.
A branch of medicine that involves diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of any disease concerning teeth, oral cavity, and associated structures
The position, type, and number of teeth in upper and lower jaw
(Immediate/complete/partial) (overdenture, temporary)
An artificial prosthesis designed to replace missing teeth and their neighboring structures. There are many different types of dentures to satisfy different treatment requirements and patient preferences.
The person who specializes in fabricating dentures. A Denturist is not responsible for making any type of diagnosis or carrying out any other treatment (e.g., removing teeth).
A procedure to reduce the sensitivity of teeth
The process of identifying dental disease
The space between two adjacent teeth
A direction indication in the mouth. It indicates the direction away from the middle of the jaw.
A field of dentistry involving diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of dental pulp (where the nerves and blood vessels are inside the tooth)
The process of the tooth appearing in the mouth
The action of cutting something off
When a tooth may be pushed partially out of the socket
A restoration placed on a tooth to fill cavities and restore the tooth’s function and appearance.
A temporary denture to replace missing teeth during the waiting period for long term treatment
A thread/tape that goes in between teeth to clean that hard-to-reach area
A compound of fluorine (an element) which could be put in different forms such as water, gels, and rinses to strengthen teeth
Teeth treatment with fluoride agents like gel or rinse. It helps to prevent tooth decay.
When the cusp of a tooth becomes weakened, a fracture may result. It is possible for the crack to extend further into the root and damage to the pulp is commonplace.
A metal skeleton of a removable partial denture to support the false teeth and the plastic attachments
The mildest form of gum disease: inflammation of the gum. The earliest sign is bleeding gum.
A condition where a tooth is not able to come in normally or is stuck underneath another tooth or bone
A device (usually "screw-like") put in the jawbone to support a false tooth, a denture or a bridge.
A mold taken by some jelly-like material loaded on a tray
The cutting edge of front teeth
The four upper and lower front teeth
A restoration (usually gold, composite or ceramics) fabricated in the lab that cements on a tooth like a missing puzzle piece. It helps to restore the normal function and appearance of the tooth.
The space between two adjacent teeth.
The side of the tooth towards the tongue
The side of the tooth towards the middle of the jaw
The last three upper and lower teeth on both sides of the mouth
A device to be worn in the mouth. Depending on the design, it prevents injury to teeth and/or jaw during teeth grinding or sport events.
A mouthguard which is worn at night
The biting surface of the back teeth
The way the upper and lower teeth close together
A restoration that covers the entire biting surface of a tooth
The condition where the upper teeth are not able to contact the opposing lower teeth
A special field in dentistry which involves diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of bite abnormalities or facial irregularities
The overlap of upper teeth and lower teeth when they close together
The portion of filling material that hangs beyond the border of the cavity
The roof of the mouth
An X-ray film used 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 that involves the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of gum (periodontal) disease.
Adult's teeth. The first permanent tooth usually comes in when a child is around six years old.
A piece of "nail-like" metal that is usually used for better retention of a filling.
A process to make the tooth, filling, or other restoration 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.
Located at the back
An approval from a particular authority (usually an insurance company in dentistry) before any action (treatment) is carried out
Medication that 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, amount, and direction of use of a medication for a patient. In dentistry, a prescription can also be a written statement for preparation of an appliance from a dentist to a lab technician.
The procedure of teeth polishing. It also helps in the prevention of diseases
An artificial fabrication created to replace missing teeth and their associated structures
A specialty of dentistry involving diagnosis, treatment planning, and fabrication of artificial prostheses to replace missing teeth and their associated structures
The innermost part of a tooth. It contains nerves and blood vessels inside a tooth.
The removal of the whole pulp from inside a tooth
The removal of the top part of the pulp from inside a tooth
An X-ray picture
The regular checkup and teeth cleaning appointment
The process of "gluing" 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 after orthodontictreatment
The process of repeating the root canal treatment
The bottom part of the 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
The action of cleaning 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 teeth below the gumline
A thin layer of plastic-like material covering the grooves and pits on a tooth to prevent cavities
The use of medication to calm a patient
An appliance to maintain the space between teeth
An appliance or a material to prevent movement of a mobile part
Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ)
The joint that links the two parts of the jaw.
An outgrowth of 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) that is attached to the front of the tooth. It is usually used to improve the appearance of the tooth.
The eighth (also the last) tooth from the middle of the jaw.