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

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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Optional Bite-wing program produces images at lower radiation dose compared to intraoral bitewings (full mouth series).
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.
These results support those of Nysther and Hansen [1983] who reported an accuracy of only 4.6% of 2,409 pairs of bite-wing radiographs.
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."
"The good news is that radiation from a routine bite-wing series is about equal to the background radiation that we receive from the environment each day," says O.
Other UAV designs incorporate clapping wings, including the "biplane insectoid travel engine" or BITE-Wing. The craft has no fixed lifting surfaces, but instead has a shape of two connected tongs, facing away from each other.
One aspect of this design that is favored by the researchers is the ability for BITE-Wing to crawl as well as fly, which gives an indoor craft the ability to land, perch and observe from a good vantage point.
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.