Anatomy

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Oral Anatomy Oral Anatomy Parts of the Oral Cavity Oral Health Checklist Clean teeth (free of plaque) No chipped, worn or broken teeth Pain-free teeth No decay or cavities No…

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Preparation and Placement

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Crown Preparation and Placement Steps in placing a crown: 1. Your dentist prepares the tooth by removing its outer portion so the crown will fit. Any decay is also removed….

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Implants

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Implants Before and After Missing tooth Tooth replaced by a dental implant There are three general phases of implant treatment: • Implant placement: The dentist surgically places the implant into…

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Restorations (Fillings)

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Typical Restorations (Fillings) Anterior (Front) Restorations These drawings show some of the positions where restorations are often needed. The type of material used depends partly on where the restoration is…

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Orthodontics

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Orthodontic Treatment Orthodontics Malocclusion: Early Treatment Before treatment After treatment Malocclusion: Adolescent Treatment Before treatment After treatment Appliances Used During Growth and Development Crooked teeth and bite problems are often…

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Options

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Cosmetic Options Cosmetic Options Whitening Before After Veneers Before After Combination Treatments #1 Before After Combination Treatments #2 Before After Combination Treatments #3 Before After

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Cavities and Restorations

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Tooth Decay Decay, Cavities and Restorations Progress of Tooth Decay Healthy teeth and roots without signs of decay. Early decay may not be easy for you to notice. Decay under…

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Bridge Placement

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Fixed Bridge Placement Missing tooth To replace a missing tooth with a conventional three-unit bridge, teeth next to the gap are reduced. The custom-made bridge is placed over the prepared…

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Decay in Baby Teeth

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Tooth Decay in Baby Teeth Tooth decay in infants and toddlers happens when teeth are in contact with sugary liquids often or for long periods of time. These liquids include…

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Teeth

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Wisdom Teeth Different Types of Impactions An impaction is when a tooth is unable to erupt into the mouth because the tooth is blocked by another tooth or by bone…

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and Onlays

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Inlays and Onlays Inlays and onlays are often used to restore teeth that have been damaged by decay and wear. They are made in a dental office or lab and…

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and Tori Removal

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Frenectomy and Tori Removal Frenectomy A frenum is a small band of tissue. Removal of the frenum, called a frenectomy, may be necessary if the frenum causes space between teeth….

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Surgery

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Endodontic Surgery Apicoectomy Sometimes the infection does not go away even after root canal therapy. In these cases, an apicoectomy can be done to remove diseased tissue from the bony…

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Disease Treatment and Maintenance

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Gum Disease Treatment and Maintenance Deep Cleaning – Scaling and Root Planing Scaling removes plaque and tartar from below the gum line. Root planing smoothes the tooth root and helps…

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Oral Conditions

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Tooth Erosion Other Oral Conditions Tooth erosion happens when your enamel begins to wear away and exposes the soft, yellow layer of dentin beneath it. When the enamel on your…

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Dentures

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Full Dentures Conventional Dentures Image ©Elesevier Inc. All rights reserved. If you are missing all of your teeth, your dentist may recommend dentures. Complete dentures are custom-made to fit your…

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Canal (Endodontic) Therapy

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Root Canal (Endodontic) Therapy Healthy tooth and root Steps of Root Canal Therapy Tooth decay can cause an abscess (infection). The decay is removed and an opening is made through…

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and its Effects

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Plaque and its Effects Plaque and Tartar Plaque is a soft, sticky film with bacteria that constantly forms on teeth. It can cause tooth decay and gum disease. Plaque that…

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Correction

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Surgical Correction In some cases, surgery is needed to improve the function and appearance of a patient’s bite. This may be the case if skeletal problems with the upper or…

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