Close-up of mouth showing decay of milk teeth

Close-up of mouth showing decay of milk teeth

M782/0013 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 45.9MB

Downloadable file size: 2.9MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Credit: SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY.

Restrictions: Not to be shared on social media or embedded in a web page without permission.

Caption: Close-up of the mouth of a young person (aged about 8 years) showing gross decay of the top set of deciduous teeth (milk teeth). The adult mid- incisor (large tooth at top) is developing crookedly as a result of decay. Normally, when the time comes for the milk teeth to be shed (the 1st molar teeth are first, at between 6-7 years), the fang (lower portion of tooth) of the milk tooth is gradually absorbed & the growing adult tooth pushes out the milk tooth crown (ie top part of tooth). Interruptions in the fang absorption process & the loss of decidual crowns lead to crooked deformations of the adult teeth.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: condition, decay, deciduous teeth, dental, dentistry, disorder, healthcare, medical, medicine, milk teeth, odontology, oral, tooth decay, tooth development

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.