Pictures of Dentistry and Dental Procedures

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by Dr. Jeffrey Dorfman, Director of The Center for Special Dentistry.

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over jet, teeth bite overjet, dental occlusion

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tooth buck teeth overjet, central teeth, crowns, porcelain caps alignment over jet dental occlusion Two maxillary central incisor teeth with over jet were brought back into alignment with porcelain dental crowns. Other words used to describe the horizontal position of upper and lower teeth relative to each other is buck teeth, buck tooth, dental overjet or dental over jet.
tooth buck teeth overjet, protruded upper front teeth, allergic dermatitis, dental over jet Protruded upper front teeth with over jet were treated with dental crowns. Treatment time could be 1 day. This patient had an allergic dermatitis and could not wear teeth braces orthodontics. Dental braces would be the first conservative choice.
tooth buck teeth perfect overbite, overjet, smile analysis, over bite, over jet dental occlusion Smile Analysis & Face Profile. Perfect teeth photos. Only 1 mm of both overbite and overjet is considered aesthetically beautiful. Over bite - or overbite - is a vertical measure of how much the upper teeth overlap or hide the lower teeth when the teeth bite is closed - maximum intercuspation. Over jet - or overjet - is a horizontal measure of how far towards the lip the upper front teeth are relative to the lower front teeth when the teeth bite is closed - maximum intercuspation or IC position.
tooth buck teeth Overjet, over jet,  protrusion, front teeth bite dental occlusion intercuspation Over jet is the horizontal measure of how much the upper teeth project forward relative to the lower teeth. The first photo shows the patient's natural teeth bite occlusion. The second bite shows how she would like to look - the patient moved her jaw and teeth forward in this photo to compensate for her overjet. Orthodontics dental braces or cosmetic dentistry can achieve this.


 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.