Dental Dictionary

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There are 7 terms in this glossary beginning with the letter I.


A condition where a tooth is obstructed by another tooth or bone, and is unable to come in normally.


A device placed in the jawbone to support a denture, a bridge or a false tooth. As a permanent, non-removable replacement for lost teeth, dental implants are the next best thing to your natural tooth. Dental implants are surgically inserted into your mouth and heal into the jaw, they become a part of your mouth and can last for many years. See: Dental Implants Near You


A mold of the teeth made in a jelly-like material applied to a tray.


A front tooth’s cutting edge.


The four front teeth on the upper and lower jaws.


A piece of material that is fabricated in the lab and cemented on a tooth to restore its normal function and appearance.


The area between two adjacent teeth.