A collection of pus. Usually forms because of infection.
A tooth or tooth structure which is responsible for the anchorage of a bridge or a denture.
A silver filling material.
An agent that causes temporary loss of sensation/feeling.
The front position.
The end of the root.
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.
The third tooth from the middle of the jaw. There are four of them. They are the longest teeth in humans.
An ulceration with yellow base and red border in mouth. It can be caused by trauma or herpes simplex virus.
A hole on the tooth.
A model of teeth.
The process of “gluing” the appliance/prosthesis on the associated area.
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 to hold onto natural tooth structure and thus provide anchorage for the denture.
An ulcer or blister on lip. A form of herpes simplex.
An abnormal bite relationship of upper and lower jaw. The lower teeth/tooth align 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 outlook.
A soft substance caused by the bacterial demineralization of enamel and dentin. An infection within a tooth. 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 object to replace missing teeth and their neighboring structures. There are many different types of denture 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 department 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 restore its 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 for cleaning.
A compound of fluorine (an element) which 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 a 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 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 jaw bone 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 outlook of the tooth.
The space between two adjacent teeth.