Pictures of Dentistry and Dental Procedures

The thousands of pictures on have been created for educational purposes
by Dr. Jeffrey Dorfman, Director of The Center for Special Dentistry.

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Stains in teeth, yellow & gray color, tooth decay dark shade

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teeth stains tooth stain coffee tea yellow smoking tetracycline staining color grey veneers Before and after photos of Cosmetic Dentistry treatment of grey yellow teeth. 20 porcelain teeth veneers dental laminates were placed in two visits. This patients tooth color was not associated with coffee stains or staining from smoking. It was her natural teeth color. Also see sections on Whitening, Porcelain Veneers and Prophylaxis.
coffee tea tobacco smoking tetracycline teeth stains tooth stain staining color silver filling Tooth decay dental caries and stain removal following drilling out a large, old silver filling. How to treatment photos. Teeth stains are commonly associated with these amalgam fillings. If they occur in the gums they are called an AmalgamTatoo.
stains, tooth color staining, silver amalgam filling color cavity decay caries Drilling out a cavity in a tooth also involves removal of stains when a large, silver filling is present. Before and after pictures of stain removal. Dental students should learn to use teeth color as one indication of the presence of dental caries. A prophylaxis teeth cleaning is worthwhile as an adjunct to comprehensive diagnosis because it allows the clear observation of the teeth without extrinsic staining.
interproximal decay cavity caries  decalcification discoloration color stain staining Interproximal tooth decay dental caries can be seen in these pictures during removal of an adjacent crown. Preparation into this tooth stain clearly shows the decalcification and the deeper cavity. Teeth stains and color are very useful in dental diagnosis. It is important to differentiate external extrinsic staining associated with coffee and smoking from internal intrinsic stains associated with disease.


 Information about these dental photos

     In medicine and dentistry "left" and "right" are based upon the orientation of the patient's body and not how they appear in a photograph of a smile.  For example, a reference to the upper left teeth will actually appear to be on the right side when viewing a picture of the face and similarly an upper right tooth will appear to be on the left side.

     Many words in dentistry like oral and mouth have a similar meaning and are frequently used together to help our readers find specific words they best understand.  This is particularly important because a majority of our visitors are from countries where English is not their primary language.  Maxilla or maxillary refer to the upper jaw.  Mandible or mandibular refer to the lower jaw.

     There are many other similar word combinations used throughout this website because our pages are read by patients and dentists.  A few of the most common are discussed here.  Tooth decay, tooth cavity and dental caries all mean the same thing.  Tooth, teeth and dental are also frequently interchanged as in teeth veneers or dental veneer laminate.  Oral rehabilitation and dental reconstruction mean smile makeover.  The word for x-ray may be used with or without a hyphen (this is true for other words too) and can also be called a radiograph.