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bridge
/ˈbɹɪdʒ/
noun
a fixed replacement for missing teeth, connecting artificial teeth to nearby natural teeth or implants
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cap
/ˈkæp/
noun
(dentistry) a tooth-shaped covering used to restore and strengthen a damaged or decayed tooth
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amalgam
/əˈmæɫɡəm/
noun
a filling material made from a blend of metals, such as mercury, silver, tin, and copper, commonly utilized for its durability in restoring cavities
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brace
/ˈbɹeɪs/
noun
an orthodontic device made of metal wires that is fitted in the mouth to push teeth in the right position
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to cap
/ˈkæp/
verb
the process of covering a damaged or weakened tooth with a protective restoration, typically known as a dental crown
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caries
/kˈɛɹiz/
noun
tooth decay caused by bacterial acid affecting tooth enamel
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cavity
/ˈkævəti/
noun
a hole in a tooth that is caused by decay
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crown
/ˈkɹaʊn/
noun
(dentistry) a tooth-shaped covering used to restore and strengthen a damaged or weakened tooth
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to fill
/ˈfɪɫ/
verb
to repair a tooth by replacing damaged material with dental filling
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filling
/ˈfɪɫɪŋ/
noun
a small amount of material used to fill a hole in a tooth
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plaque
/ˈpɫæk/
noun
(medical) a soft slimy substance formed on the teeth in which bacteria can grow
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plate
/ˈpɫeɪt/
noun
a removable dental device, like a denture, used to replace missing teeth and their surrounding tissues
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retainer
/ɹiˈteɪnɝ/, /ɹɪˈteɪnɝ/
noun
a device used to maintain the position of teeth after braces are removed
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tartar
/ˈtɑɹtɝ/
noun
a hard substance that is formed on the teeth and may cause dental cavity
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tooth decay
/tˈuːθ dᵻkˈeɪ/
noun
the gradual damage to a tooth caused by bacteria-produced acids, resulting in cavities
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dental composite
/dˈɛntəl kəmpˈɑːsɪt/
noun
a tooth-colored resin material used in restorative dentistry for filling cavities, repairing damaged teeth, and improving aesthetics
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glass ionomer cement
/ɡlˈæs ˈaɪənəmɚ sɪmˈɛnt/
noun
a dental material used for restorative procedures due to its adhesive properties and fluoride-releasing capabilities
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dental scaler
/dˈɛntəl skˈeɪlɚ/
noun
a dental instrument used for removing plaque, tartar, and stains from teeth during professional dental cleanings
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dental burnisher
/dˈɛntəl bˈɜːnɪʃɚ/
noun
a dental instrument used to smooth and polish dental restorations, such as fillings and crowns, for a more natural and esthetic appearance
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dental drill
/dˈɛntəl dɹˈɪl/
noun
a motorized tool used for shaping and preparing teeth in dental procedures
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elevator
/ˈɛɫəˌveɪtɝ/
noun
a tool used to lift and loosen teeth during extractions
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