Encyclopedia of Dentistry
Wear of a tooth. Unconscious excessive grinding during sleep or because of stress accelarates the wear.
A ridged pattern is created in the enamel using acid. This pattern helps attaching ceramic inlays and resin fillings.
Resins or ceramic is glued onto the toot to restore it.
Dirt and discoloration caused by nicotine, tea or cofee are pressure washed from the teeth.
This bony socket in the jaw houses the root of the tooth.
An alloy consisting of mercury and other metals, like silver, copper, indium, pewter and zinc. In the past it was commonly used as filling material for teeth. No connection to serious health issues could be made. Since a exposure to mercury is given, nowadays alternative filling materials are usually used.
Treatment with narcotics or pain killers.
Opposing player, in this context the tooth in the opposite jawGegenspieler hier: Zahn im Kiefer gegenüber.
Incissors and Canines, with a last digit from 1 to 3.
Painful inflamation of the oral mucous. Usually heals within one or two weeks.
Caries between the teeth.
The surface between the teeth.
Opening and closing of the lower jaw.
Shrinkage and loss of bone substance in the jaw. Common after a tooth is lost.
Recovering of lost bone substance.