Dental Glossary

Glossary of Dental Terminology

Abrasion?
Tooth wears caused by forces other than chewing such as holding objects between the teeth or improper

forcefully brushing habit.

Abscess?
Localized inflammation due to collection of pus in bone or soft tissue caused by infection.
Abutment?
A tooth (or implant) that supports a dental prosthesis. Abutments are the part of the bridge used to support the

replacement of the missing teeth.