bitewing definition

  • noun:
    • A dental x-ray movie with a central projection which tooth can near, holding it in position for radiographic study of a few top and lower teeth simultaneously.
    • A radiograph taken up to visualize the crowns of posterior teeth plus the height of alveolar bone with regards to the cementoenamel junctions, widely used to examine for interdental caries and recurrent caries under current restorations.
    • a dental X-ray movie that can be held in position by the teeth during radiography

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