bitewing


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bitewing

[′bīt‚wiŋ]
(medicine)
A dental x-ray film having a central wing on which the teeth can close to hold it in place.
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Bitewing x-rays have proved to be very useful to detect caries in interproximal and occlusal surfaces of deciduous and permanent molars, since direct visual inspection is not possible in all cases, as interproximal surfaces are wide and their contacts prevent correct diagnosis.
In vitro performance of a pen-type laser fluorescence device and bitewing radiographs for approximal caries detection in permanent and primary teeth.
What difference does using bitewing radiographs make to epidemiological estimates of dental caries prevalence and severity in a young
Several techniques have been proposed previously and implemented but they were semi-automated and require several bitewing images to form the atlas.
In a 4-year prospective study, (assessing annual bitewing radiographs of 196 children, aged 6-8 years at baseline), Vanderas, et al.
Far from suggesting that people should skip dental X-rays, the researchers said that the new information should become part of the conversation people have with their dentists, especially since the American Dental Association's guidelines suggest that healthy patients without cavities and free of risk factors should get bitewing X-rays once every one to three years, depending on their age.
Our findings indicate a statistically significant increased risk with both bitewing and panoramic films," said Dr Elizabeth Claus, of Yale's Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, who led the research.
Bitewing is an image of the teeth crowns used to detect caries.
Other potential end-uses in this market are radioisotope shipping containers and bitewing shields used in taking dental X-rays.
Bitewing radiographs taken in 1990 by another dentist indicate that single surface restorative fillings had been placed in three permanent molars.
Basic dental coverage includes one examination and one cleaning at no additional cost, and one set of bitewing X-rays covered at 50 percent of the cost.