- Implant bone graftsDefinition: If patients who want dental implants either lack a sufficient amount of bone in their upper or lower jaws – or if the bone in those areas is particularly weak, then the patient may undergo a bone graft procedure to prepare them for Implants.
- Jaw osteotomyRelated Words: Jaw osteotomyDefinition: Corrective surgery that is done on the upper jaw (maxillary osteotomy), or lower jaw (mandibular osteotomy). Jaw osteotomy surgery may be performed for either cosmetic or functional reasons.
- 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. Common malocclusions are underbite, overbite, overjet, and crossbite.
- OrthodontistRelated Words: OrthodontistDefinition: A dentist who specialises in the diagnosis and treatment of problems related to tooth or jaw alignment. As it is a specialty, orthodontists are required to complete several years of additional study and training on top of standard dentistry studies. Orthodontists are responsible for affixing braces or prescribing other orthodontic treatments such as Invisalign or Myobrace.
- ProsthodontistRelated Words: Prosthodontist, Orthodontist, All-On-4™, Dental implants, Implant bone grafts, Bone graft.Definition: 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 crowns, bridges and dentures.
- Wisdom teethRelated Words: Wisdom teethDefinition: Also referred to as ‘third molar teeth’ (as they are located behind the second molar teeth 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. They often become impacted (stuck against the tooth in front), which can cause damage to the surrounding teeth, bone, and gum tissue if left untreated.