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bite·wing

 (bīt′wĭng′)
n.
A dental x-ray film with a central projection on which the teeth can close, holding it in position for the radiographic examination of several upper and lower teeth simultaneously.

bitewing

(ˈbaɪtˌwɪŋ)
n
(Dentistry) a dental X-ray film

bite′wing`

or bite′-wing`,



n.
dental x-ray film with a projecting tab that is held between the teeth during radiography to capture structures of the upper and lower jaws in one image.
[1935–40]
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Noun1.bitewing - a dental X-ray film that can be held in place by the teeth during radiographybitewing - a dental X-ray film that can be held in place by the teeth during radiography
X-ray film - photographic film used to make X-ray pictures
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A bitewing radiograph (BWX) radiograph is taken to view the crowns of the teeth only, allowing for detailed detection of early dental decay and to assess periodontal bone height.
A bitewing radiograph displays the crowns of the maxillary and mandibular molars and premolars, showing the interproximal contacts without superimposition and the alveolar bone level of both jaws.
The guide explains the proper way to administer a bitewing radiograph to maximize the quality of the image as well as common mistakes that are made and how to correct them.
New in this version a PreScan feature with which practitioners can automatically scan all interproximal surfaces in a bitewing radiograph and immediately display the results, instead of having to scan one interproximal surface at a time.
7,11) This divergence can be attributed to the presence of secondary lesions in the wall of the cavity, the presence of restorative material in the buccal or lingual surface or the occurrence of a shadow effect of the restorative material, (28) which could make the detection of a demineralization related to secondary caries in a bitewing radiograph difficult.
A reappraisal of the Value of the bitewing radiograph in the diagnostis of posterior proximal caries.
11) Today, a bitewing radiograph is considered an essential diagnostic aid when diagnosis of small proximal lesions in posterior teeth is considered important.
The effect of experience and training on the diagnosis of approximal coronal caries from bitewing radiographs.
Periapical and bitewing radiographs had similar retake rates of 5.
Laser Fluorescence pen has also shown better reproducibility for caries in primary and permanent teeth and higher accuracy in detecting approximal caries lesions than bitewing radiographs in primary and permanent teeth.
Radiographs from multiple angles, including bitewing radiographs and three-dimensional information acquired from computed tomography (CT) or cone beam CT scans can provide additional and more conclusive information.
Exposing yearly bitewing radiographs is common in many dental practices.