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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.
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(Dentistry) a dental X-ray film
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or bite′-wing`,

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.
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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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One of the challenges of bringing this type of imaging technology to the clinic is trying to drive down the cost for what are fairly expensive pieces of equipment, in comparison with those used for a bitewing dental x-ray.
In addition to a dental exam, bitewing radiographs of the subjects were also taken.
Regular patients usually get a set of bitewing X-rays every 12 to 18 months.
Among the DRI users, 126(81.8%) used it for panoramic radiography, 124(80.5%) for periapical radiography, 33(21.3%) for bitewing and 3(1.9%) for cephalometric radiography.
When the final crown work is ready to be seated, a pre-seat bitewing radiograph is taken to insure that all margins are properly sealed.
Bitewing radiographs used for proximal caries detection may not be useful for detection of occlusal caries due to overlapping structures.
According to studies, bitewing radiography has been proven to be an effective method in the detection of proximal caries and hidden caries (8).
Additionally, the right bitewing radiograph showed a suspicious area mesial to the maxillary right first primary molar (Figure 2).
Rajinikanth, "Jaya algorithm-assisted evaluation of tooth elements using digital bitewing radiography images," in Computational Techniques for Dental Image Analysis, Advances in Medical Technologies and Clinical Practice, pp.
Periapical and bitewing radiographs had similar retake rates of 5.6% and 6.9%, respectively.