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Blue Week Four

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Cantilever Bridge
only attached on one side
Complex Cavity
decay on more than two surfaces
Caries
tooth decay caused by bacterial infection; a hole or lesion in the tooth
Overhang
excessive restorative material normally found interproximally near the gingiva
Red
represents work that needs to be done
Compound Cavity
decay on two surfaces
Symbols
used in charting to indicate the condition of patients teeth, surrounding tissues, and restorative procedures required
Bridge
prosthetic device used to replace a missing tooth
Maryland Bridge
has wings on the pontic; attaches to the lingual side of adjacent teeth
Root Canal
a restorative measure that removes diseased pulpal tissues and replaces it with a gutta-percha; an inert filling material
Anatomic Chart
shows the crown of the tooth and some form of the root
Geometric Chart
shows the teeth in circles sectioned into five areas
Blue
represents dental work that has been completed
Abscess
a localized area of infection
Restoration
an agent that is effective in replacing missing tooth structure
Abutments
natural tooth that supports a bridge
Three-quarter Crown
covers 3/4 of the tooth
Periodontal Pocket
space in the free gingival sulcus created by periodontal disease; usually 4mm. or deeper
Chart
a legal record used for billing insurance, purposes, diagnosis, and consulation
Partial Denture
replaces one or more teeth and tissues in an arch
Incipient
decay that has not yet broken through the enamel
Gold Foil
a restoration created when several layers of pure gold are placed in the preparation
Simple Cavity
decay on one surface only
Mobility
when a tooth moves within its socet
Pontic
artificial tooth that replaces a missing tooth
Drifting
when a tooth shifts into an open space created by a missing tooth
Full Crown
covers the entire tooth
Diastema
a space between the maxilliary central incisors or any adjacent teeth
Sealant
a flowable resin material used to seal pits and fissures to prevent decay
Full Denture
replaces the teeth and tissues of an entire arch

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