There is an evolution occurring in the semantics of dentistry relating to the Biomechancial functioning of teeth.

There is an evolution occurring in the semantics of dentistry relating to the Biomechancial functioning of teeth. A new term for the enamel compression dome of the tooth is now the Bio-dome. The tooth peripheral structure supporting the compression dome is now being described as the Bio-rim. These terms will be begin appearing in publications in the near future. I will use these terms in this case. A patient presented for a regular check up and a fracture was noted in the enamel in marginal ridge, reappearing between the two small occlusal amalgams. The tooth was vital and symptomless. 

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