DR ARMEN TARANYAN / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY DR ARMEN TARANYAN / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Close-up of the upper teeth of a 60 year old male patient with severe decay (caries) affecting the upper incisors and canines. Implanted in the jaw are custom-made metal supports (silver) that will be used to fix ceramic crowns in place in order to replace the decayed teeth. These fixtures have been attached to metal posts surgically embedded into holes drilled in the patient's jawbone.
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