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Book: Modern Dental Assisting - vocab review - Fixed Prosthodontics

Abutment A tooth, root, or implant used for support and retention of a fixed or removable prosthesis
Articulator Dental laboratory device that simulates mandibular and temporomandibular joint movement when models of the dental arches are attached to it
Bevel Enamel margin of a tooth preparation
Cast post Metal post placed into the root canal of an endodontically treated tooth to improve the retention of a cast restoration
Chamfer Tapered finish line of the margin at the cervical area of a tooth preparation
Core Portion of a post that extends above the tooth structure
Die An accurate replica of the prepared portion of a tooth used in the laboratory during fabrication of a cast restoration
Fixed bridge Dental prosthesis with artificial teeth fixed in place and supported by attachment to natural teeth
Full crown Cast restoration that covers the entire anatomical crown of the tooth
Gingival retraction Means of displacing gingival tissue away from the tooth
Hypertrophied Referring to overgrown oral tissues
Infuser Syringe that applies homeostatic solution to the gingival retraction cord
Inlay Cast restoration designed for class II cavity
Investment material Special gypsum product able to withstand extreme heat
Master cast Cast created from a final impression used to construct baseplate, bite rims, was setups, and finished prosthesis
Onlay Cast restoration designed for occlusal crown and proximal surfaces of posterior teeth
Opaquer Resin material placed under a porcelain restoration to mask tooth discoloration
Pontic Artificial tooth that replaces a missing natural tooth
Porcelain-fused-to-metal crown Indirect restoration in which a thin porcelain material is fused to the facial portion of a gold crown
Prosthesis Fabricated replacement for a missing tooth
Resin-bonded bridge Fixed dental prosthesis with wings that are bonded to the lingual surfaces of adjacent teeth; also known as Maryland bridge
Shade guide Accessory dental item that contains different shades of teeth and is used to match the color of a patient's teeth for the laboratory technicial
Shoulder Margins of a tooth preparation for a cast restoration
Three-quarter crown Cast restoration that covers the anatomical crown of a tooth, except for the facial or buccal portion
Unit Each component of the fixed bridge
Veneer Thin later of composite resin or porcelain bonded or cemented to a prepared facial surface
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