Temporary Denture

 A temporary denture is a removable denture that is designed to be worn over a short period of time. They can be used between different stages of treatment.

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Indirect Filling

 An indirect filling is a filling that is made in a dental lab to fit the cavity, as opposed to a filling that is placed during treatment. See inlay.

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Inlay

An inlay is similar to a filling and lies inside the cusp tips of the tooth. It is a dental restoration that is made outside of the mouth. Inlays are custom made to fit a prepared cavity and then cemented

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Membrane

 A thin layer of tissue that "covers, lines or connects" the different organs and parts of the human body. Membrane is typically used in dentistry during a sinus lift.

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Root Resection

 A root resection is the partial removal of the root from a multi-rooted tooth. The diseased section of the root, usually a single root, is removed to allow the tooth to be saved.

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Sinus Lift

 A sinus lift is sometimes needed, within the implant placement procedure, to increase the ammount of bone in the upper jaw. The process involves adding additional bone and membrane to the sinus cavity, which provides support for the implant. A

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Sinus

 The sinus is a hollow cavity in the skull that connects with the nasal cavities. See sinus lift.

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Graft

 Tissue or artificial material is grafted to other tissue to repair damage.

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Local Anaesthetic

 A local anaesthetic numbs a specific area of the body leaving the patient conscious. As opposed to a general anaesthetic which effects the entire body and renders the patient unconscious.

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General Anaesthetic

 A general anaesthetic effects the entire body and leaves the patient unconscious. As opposed to a local anesthetic which numbs a specific area, with the patient remaining conscious.

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