bite-wing

bite-wing

 [bīt´wing″]
a wing or fin attached along the center of the tooth side of a dental x-ray film and bitten on by the patient, permitting production of a bite-wing radiograph.

bite-wing

(-wing) a wing or fin attached along the center of the tooth side of a dental x-ray film and bitten on by the patient, permitting production of images of the corona of the teeth in both dental arches and their contiguous periodontal tissues.

bite-wing

A dental X-ray film used within the mouth and having a paper projection that can be held between the teeth to secure it in place during the exposure.
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Bite-wing X-ray A bite-wing X-ray is used to look for decay.
Apical and bite-wing projections as well as paediatric images of the best digital quality can be processed with the unit just as easily as occlusal images.
Bite-wing or orthopantomograph images reveal a well-defined, unilocular radiolucency with a smooth border, showing minimal bone expansion and even cortication; it is often associated with an unerupted tooth (figure 1).
The observation that 16% claimed that they never wrongly developed an intra-oral radiograph and 10% claimed that they never took bite-wing radiographs with overlapping teeth, reinforces this assumption.
Bite-wing x-rays--the ones that involve biting the little pad--are often performed annually to look for decay, disease, and bone loss between and around the teeth.
Because the two beams are of equal mass and move in opposition, the BITE-Wing is dynamically balanced in flight.
Today, dentistry in the United States includes many different preventive practices, such as prophylaxis, fluoride treatments, full-mouth and bite-wing radiographs, sealants and other forms of primary preventive treatments used for the early detection of dental caries and periodontal disease.
0 compatible with existing systems and uses reusable bite-wing and intraoral imaging plates that are easier and faster to position than intraoral digital sensors.
These include bite-wing and intraoral dental imaging plates, which are easier and faster to position than intraoral digital sensors.
feature the largest active area for digital image capture in pediatric, standard and bite-wing sizes.