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Impaction:
partial or completely unexposed tooth that is wedged against another tooth, bone, or soft tissue, precluding the eruption process

Implant:
artificial device replacing tooth root; may anchor an artificial tooth, bridge,
or denture

Impression:
mold made of the teeth and soft tissues

Incision and drainage:
surgical incision of an abscess to drain suppuration (pus)

Incisors:
four upper and four lower front teeth, excluding the cuspids (canine teeth)

Infiltration:
local anesthetic procedure effective for upper teeth and soft tissue; placement of anesthetic under the gum, allowing it to seep into bone

Inlay:
indirect - filling made by a dental laboratory that is cemented or bonded into place, direct - placement of dental composite resin restoration at chairside

Interproximal:
surfaces of adjoining teeth

Interocclusal:
space between upper and lower teeth

Intraoral camera:
a smal video camera used to view and magnify oral conditions;
images may be printed