Glossary of Dental Terms
Improper alignment of biting or chewing surfaces of upper and lower teeth.
A mamelon is a small lump or protrusion, which appears on the surface of a tooth which has recently erupted; these are found on the incisors and there are usually three.
The lower jaw.
- Maryland Bridge
Fixed partial denture featuring conservative retainers which are resin bonded to abutments.
- Masticatory System
The teeth and surrounding structures: jaws, temporomandibular joint, muscles, lips and tongue.
The upper jaw.
Toward the midline of the dental arch.
The Molars are the last teeth towards the back of your mouth. Molars are much bigger than the Premolars and have bigger, flatter chewing surface.
A rinse for the mouth which often contains antiseptic; used to kill off bacteria, remove plaque and freshen breath.
- Mucous Membrane
Lining of the oral cavity as well as other canals and cavities of the body; also called "mucosa."