- All-On-4 dental implantsRelated Words : All-On-4 dental implantsDefinition : The substituting of all teeth in the upper or lower jaw – or both – with a set of teeth permanently attached to four (occasionally six) dental implants.
- Bone graftRelated Words : Bone graftDefinition : bone taken from one part of the body and use to graft (build up) another area. The graft is commonly taken from the back part of the lower jaw.
- Dental implantsRelated Words : Dental implantsDefinition : Artificial tooth root(s) that are surgically placed into the jawbone to provide support for crowns or dental implant bridges
DentureRelated Words : DentureDefinition : An artificial alternative for several missing teeth (or a full arch of teeth) and adjoining tissue. Dentures are also known as ‘false teeth’ and can be made more stable in some cases through the installation of implants in the jaw bone. The denture clips to the implants and is then called an overdenture.
- MalocclusionRelated Words : MalocclusionDefinition : In layman’s terms malocclusion is known as a ‘bad bite’ and is characterised by an incorrect alignment of the upper and lower teeth.
- OrthodontistRelated Words : OrthodontistDefinition : A dentist who specialises in the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of problems related to teeth or jaw alignment. As it is a specialisation, orthodontists are required to complete several years of additional study and training on top of standard dentistry studies.
Orthognathic surgeryRelated Words : Orthognathic surgeryDefinition : jaw surgery to provide a normal jaw shape and size
- ProsthodontistRelated Words : ProsthodontistDefinition : A dentist who has completed specialised study in diagnosing and treating patients with missing or deficient teeth and/or oral tissues. Treatment often takes the form of inserting artificial, biocompatible devices such as crowns and bridges.
- Wisdom teethRelated Words : Wisdom teethDefinition : :Also referred to as ‘third molars’ (as they are located behind the second molars at the back of the mouth), wisdom teeth are the last teeth to come up through the gums, usually between the ages of 16 and 25. Often it is difficult for them to fully erupt into the mouth when all other teeth are present, which can cause damage to the surrounding teeth, bone and gum tissue.