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Impression
Procedure in dentistry. By taking an impression a negative mold of the jaws is manufactured; subsequent filling with e.g. plaster results in a positive mold of the modeled area, thus in a duplicate of the mold. This duplicate is called "model".
Inlay fillings
see inlay
Implants
Implants are artificial tooth roots made of titanium; increasingly, implants are made of ceramics.
Inlay
An inlay is an inlay filling, usually made from gold or ceramics.
Interdental brush
Appliance for cleaning the interdentium.
Interproximal space
The space between two adjacent teeth.
Interim prosthesis
Temporary prosthesis designed to fill the gap in the period until the final denture is incorporated, e.g. to help heal fresh extraction wounds.
Incisal
In the case of anterior teeth: term that refers to positioning towards the incisal edge, on the incisal edge, concerning the incisal edge.
Inflammation of the gums
see gingivitis
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