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A Complete Glossary of Dental Definitions

Ion

An ion is an electrically charged part of an atom. One of the main ways atoms are held together is by the electrical attraction of negative ions to positive ions. Fluoride is a very valuable dental ion.
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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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teal = Dental Procedure violet = Disease orange = Anatomy
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