tooth repair


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tooth repair

Professional dental care that covers defects in an injured or carious tooth or replaces missing teeth (e.g. with a crown, a bridge, or an implant). This is usually accompanied by improved health of the gingiva and the periodontal ligament.
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The chapters are organized into three sections covering the structure, modification, and repair of dental tissues; dental ceramics and glasses for tooth repair and replacement; and dental composites for tooth repair and replacement.
It's from my 40-foot ocean racer, and there's medical gear in it I wouldn't know how to use, from tooth repair goop to scalpel and forceps.
He said: "The survival rate for tooth repair work has improved in recent years, but there is still only less than a 50% chance of a filling or other work lasting five years.