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Trephine

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Trephine is a hollow rotary instrument (resembling a hole saw) used to make circular cuts. Used in dentistry to create a trough around pins or posts in a natural tooth prior to their removal or for removal of a dental implant from bone.

Trial base

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Trial base is a material or device representing the base of a removable dental prosthesis. It is used for making maxillomandibular relationship records and for the arrangement of teeth.

Trial denture

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Trial denture is a preliminary arrangement of denture teeth that has been prepared for placement into the patient’s mouth to evaluate esthetics and maxillomandibular relationships.

Lower trial denture. - denturesguide.com

Lower trial denture. – denturesguide.com

Trial flask closure

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Trial flask closure is any preliminary closure made for the purpose of eliminating excess material and insuring that the mold is completely filled.

Trial placement

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Trial placement is the process of placing a trial denture in the patient’s mouth for evaluation.

Tricalcium phosphate

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Tricalcium phosphate is an inorganic particulate or solid form of relatively biodegradable ceramic that is used as a scaffold for bone regeneration. It may be used as a matrix for new bone growth.

Trichromatic system

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Trichromatic system a system for specifying color stimuli in terms of the tri-stimulus value based on matching colors by additive mixtures of three primary colored lights.

Trichromatism

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Trichromatism is a type of vision in which the colors seen require, in general, three independently adjustable primaries (such as red, green, and blue) for their duplication by mixture; trichromatism may be either anomalous trichromatism or normal vision.

Trigger point

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Trigger point is a focus of hyperirritability in tissue which when palpated, is locally tender and gives rise to heterotopic pain.

Tripod marking

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Tripod marking are those marks or lines drawn on a cast in a single plane perpendicular to the survey rod to assist with repositioning the cast on a dental surveyor in a previously defined orientation.