CCalculus - A sticky substance (also called tartar) that has hardened.Canal - The narrow chamber inside the tooth's root.Canines - Also called cuspids.Canker sore - One that occurs on the delicate tissues inside your mouth. A canker sore is usually light-colored at its base and can have a red exterior border.Caries - Another term for decay, which causes cavities.Cold sore - Usually occurs on the outside of the mouth, usually on or near the nose or lips. A cold sore is contagious because it is caused by the herpes simplex virus, and it is usually painful and filled with fluid.Composite filling - Tooth colored restorations, also known as resin fillings.
Composite resin - A tooth colored resin combined with silica or porcelain and used as a restoration material.Contouring - The process of reshaping teeth.Crown - An artificial cover that is placed on the top of a tooth following restoration.Cuspids - Front teeth that typically have a protruding edge.Cusps - The pointed parts on top of the back teeth's chewing surface.
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