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A Complete Glossary of Dental Definitions

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Impacted tooth
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An unerupted tooth that somehow has gotten stuck and cannot come in.

Implants
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Implantology is the science of placing an artificial device in the maxilla (upper) and/or mandible (lower) jaw bone to support the replacement of missing aspects of the human dentition (missing teeth).

Impression
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An impression is an imprint of something

Impressions
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The first step in making a model of your teeth.

Incisal
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The biting edge of your centrals and laterals.

Incisor
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Another name for the centrals and laterals

Inclination
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The angle of the long axis of a tooth from a particular line of reference; the tilt or tip of a tooth.

Infection
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An infection is an ingress of bacterium that cause tissue damage

Ingress
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Ingress means entrance

Inlay
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Inlay means to insert within

Insurance-health
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Insurance is a third party payment for a health care related treatment

Interproximal
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the space between adjacent teeth.

Interproximal Stripper
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A device used to remove some of the enamel from the spaces between your teeth.

Intraoral
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Intraoral means in the mouth

Ion
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An ion is an electrically charged part of an atom

Irrigation
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The technique of using a solution to wash out your mouth and to flush debris.

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