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A Complete Glossary of Dental Definitions
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(Click on a term to see its full definition)
- Occlusal -
- Occlusal is the biting surface of a tooth
- Occlusal Plane -
- The imaginary surface on which upper and lower teeth meet.
- Occlusal Radiograph -
- An intraoral radiograph made with the film being hel between the occluded teeth.
- Occlusion -
- The alignment and spacing of your upper and lower teeth when you bite down.
- Onlay -
- An onlay is something laid or applied over something else
- Open bite -
- A malocclusion in which the teeth do not close or come together in the front of your mouth
- Oral -
- Pertaining to the mouth.
- Oral Mucosa -
- Soft tissue in the mouth
- Oral Pathologist -
- An Oral Pathologist is a dentist with special training (usually two or three years) after dental school in the field of pathology (disease)
- Oral Surgeon -
- An Oral Surgeon is a dentist with special hospital training (usually three more years) after dental school in the field of surgery in the head and neck area of the body including the mouth
- Oral Surgery -
- Oral Surgery is the science of surgically removing diseases of the oral cavity (mouth) and the surrounding structures
- Orthodontia -
- Orthodontic Chain -
- Orthodontic Chain A stretchable plastic chain used to hold archwires into brackets and to moke teeth.
- Orthodontics -
- Orthodontics (braces) is the science of correcting a malocclusion (crooked) of teeth in the oral cavity (mouth).
- Orthodontist -
- An Orthodontist is a dentist who has had special training (usually two more years) after dental school in the field of occlusion (biting) and function (interaction of the teeth) of the human dentition.
- Osteoblasts -
- Cells which aid the growth and development of teeth and bones.
- Osteoclasts -
- Cells which help create the sockets in bones. For example osteoclasps create the openings in your jaw bone to hold your teeth.
- Out of Network Provider -
- An out of network provider is a dental provider who's fees are usual and customary and doesn't participate in any of Savon's money-saving plans
- Overbite -
- Vertical overlapping of the upper teeth over the lower.
- Overjet -
- Horizontal projection of upper teeth beyond the lower.
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