Traits that Distinguish Maxillary Canines from Mandibular Canines

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Maxillary Canines:
Longest ______ in the mouth
_______ dimension is wider
vs.
Mandibular Canines:
Longest _______ in the mouth

tooth; mesiodistal
crown

Maxillary Canines:
Mesial contours are _____ to ______ cervically
vs.
Mandibular Canines:
Mesial contour is a _____ with the profiel of the root (i.e. mesial surface is quiet _____)

convex; flat;
line; straight

Maxillary Canines:
______ cusp tip
vs.
Mandibular Canines:
Cusp tip is _____, less _____

sharper;
broad; less pointed

Maxillary Canines:
Lingual ridge that separates the mesial and distal fossa is more ____ and ____ in the crown
vs.
Mandibular Canines:
Lingual surface is _____ (______); small lingual ______

Pronounced; centered;
undeveloped; smooth; concavities

Maxillary Canines:
Cingulum is ____ and ______ mesiodistally
vs.
Mandibular Canines:
Cingulum is _____ and often _______-______ slightly to the _____

larger; centered;
smaller; off-set; distal

Maxillary Canines:
Inscisal ridges are ______
vs.
Mandibular Canines:
Incisal edge has a _______ ______

straighter;
distolingual twist

Maxillary Canines:
Distal half of the crown is more ______ faciolingually

compressed

Maxillary Canines:
Cusp tip is on or ______ to the root axis
vs.
Mandibular Canines:
Cusp tip is _____ to the root axis

labial;
lingual

Maxillary Canines:
Greatest _______

longevity

Maxillary Canines:
Distal outline is shorter ________ and more round

incisocervically

Maxillary Canines:
Very rounded distal surface places contact more ______

apically

Maxillary Canines:
_______ and ______ development depression

Mesiolabial; distolabial

Maxillary Canines:
Prominent _____ and _____ marginal ridge

mesial; distal

Maxillary Canines:
______ of Mesial and distal crown

Asymmetry

Maxillary Canines:
From Proximal view: Labial surface is more _____
vs.
Mandibular Canines:
From Proximal view: Labial surface is _____; height of contour is ____ as prominent

curved;
flatter; not

Mandibular Canines:
Anterior tooth most likely to have a ______ ______ (only anterior tooth that can have ____ ____)

bifurcated root;
2 roots

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