Dental Insurance Glossary




Temporary Removable Denture
An interim prosthesis designed for use over limited periods of time.
Temporomandibular (TMJ)
The connecting hinge mechanism between the base of the skull (temporal bone) and the lower jaw (mandible).
Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction
Abnormal functioning of temporomandibular joint; also refers to symptoms arising in other areas secondary to the dysfunction.
Tissue Conditioning
Material intended to be placed in contact with tissues, for a limited period, with the aim of assisting the return to a healthy condition.
Torus
A bony elevation or protuberance of bone. See Exostosis.
Transitional
Relating to a passage or change from one position, state, phase, or concept to another.
Transplantation of Tooth
Transfer of a tooth from one socket to another, either in the same or a different person.
Transseptal
Through or across a septum.
Trismus
Restricted ability to open the mouth, usually due to inflammation or fibrosis of the muscles of mastication.