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Vocabulary regarding teeth: "implant, come etc"



 
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Vocabulary regarding teeth: "implant, come etc" #1 (permalink) Thu Jan 04, 2007 7:19 am   Vocabulary regarding teeth: "implant, come etc"
 

Hi

I would like to discuss vocabulary regarding teeth. Could you please help me out???

1- The child's teeth are coming. (Is the word coming OK or is there some better alternative?)

2- He wants his front tooth implanted. (What would the opposite action called?) Please see below:

3- He wants his front tooth eradicated.

4- He wants his front tooth installed. (How does install sound to you?)

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Vocabulary regarding teeth: "implant, come etc" #2 (permalink) Thu Jan 04, 2007 10:26 am   Vocabulary regarding teeth: "implant, come etc"
 

Hi Tom

Opposite of implanted would be removed. Eradicate is a little too strong it means totally destroyed. Install is not really used for people, until we become half cyberhumans ; )
So sentences 3 & 4 eradicate.
Sentence 1 is fine and the most common form. But you could use .......are just breaking through (the gums).
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Vocabulary regarding teeth: "implant, come etc" #3 (permalink) Thu Jan 04, 2007 13:27 pm   Vocabulary regarding teeth: "implant, come etc"
 

Hi Tom

Here is my two cents' worth:

1. I'd use "coming in" rather than just "coming".

2. I'm not comfortable with this sentence since I can't understand what exactly he wants to have done. As I see things, an implant generally isn't visible and an implant is often something artificial. Technically, the only part of a tooth that can be implanted is the root. So, if his original tooth (along with the root) had been removed and is now to be put back in, then I might say "re-implanted".

3. A typical verb to use when you talk about removing a tooth is "extract". You can also say "pull a tooth".

4. As Stew mentioned, you don't "install" teeth (unless you're trying to be humorous ;)).

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Vocabulary regarding teeth: "implant, come etc" #4 (permalink) Thu Jan 04, 2007 19:28 pm   Vocabulary regarding teeth: "implant, come etc"
 

Tom wrote:
1- The child's teeth are coming. (Is the word coming OK or is there some better alternative?)

The child's teeth are coming in.
or
The child is teething. (This is the verb teethe.)

Tom wrote:
2- He wants his front tooth implanted. (What would the opposite action called?)

He wants his front tooth implanted, or reimplanted, as the case may be. We might say he wants an implant to replace his front tooth.

The opposite would be to say formally that he is having his front tooth extracted, or in ordinary language we would say he's having his front tooth pulled.

You can also have a tooth capped, rebuilt, reconstructed, crowned and some other things, depending on what has to be done. You never have a tooth installed.
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Vocabulary regarding teeth: "implant, come etc" #5 (permalink) Fri Jan 05, 2007 0:45 am   Vocabulary regarding teeth: "implant, come etc"
 


    Jamie, it looks as if you haven't read Amy's post. Some of your sentences are practically a replica of hers! :)
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      Vocabulary regarding teeth: "implant, come etc" #6 (permalink) Fri Jan 05, 2007 0:51 am   Vocabulary regarding teeth: "implant, come etc"
       

      Conchita wrote:

        Jamie, it looks as if you haven't read Amy's post. Some of your sentences are practically a replica of hers! :)

          Amy's post wasn't up there when I submitted mine.
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