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This is a silver/mercury alloy used to fill cavities.
Cosmetic whitening of teeth which uses peroxide.
Cavities, tooth decay.
Tooth coloured restorative materials.
Aesthetic improvement of the colour and shape of teeth performed by a general dentist.
Having lost most of or all of your natural teeth.
Treats oral conditions that arise as a result of disease or inmjury of the dental pulp of the tooth. e.g. a root canal.
Primary crae provider for patients of all ages who take responsibility for the diagnosis, treatment, management and overall coordination of services to meet patients oral health.
Misalignment of teeth and/or jaws.
An applicance which is used to protect teeth from injury.
The chewing surface of the tooth.
A branch of dentistry dealing with irregularities of the teeth and their correction as by means of braces or a retainer.
A dentist who designs and applies corrective and supportive appliances or braces to realign crooked teeth.
Inflammation and irritation of the gums which if left untreated can cause jawbone and teeth to deteriorate.
Bacterial colonies which have mineralised and attack teeth and cause tooth decay.
Ultra thin shells or ceramic material bonded to the front of the tooth.
Professional cleaning of the teeth by a dentist of Hygienist.
Plastic material used in bonding, restorative and replacement procedures.
These are wisdom teeth.
Temporomandibular Joint (clicking joint).