a bony ridge found on the inferior surface of the Maxilla and the superior surface of the Mandible which contains the sockets for the teeth.
a material or technique employed to secure tissues or restorative materials in a fixed position; an armature.
Aquiline nasal profile
curved, as the beak of an eagle; as viewed from the profile, a nasal profile which exhibits a "hook" or convexity in its dorsum.
a temporary suture consisting of individually cut and tied stitches employed to sustain the proper position of tissues.
a facial profile variation in which the forehead protrudes beyond the eyebrows while the chin recedes from the plane of the upper lip.
a basic facial profile form in which the forehead protrudes beyond the eyebrows while the chin protrudes beyond the plane of the upper lip (e.g. infantine, retrousse, and least common).
a facial profile variation in which the forehead protrudes beyond the eyebrows while the upper lip and chin project equally to an imaginary vertical line.
Convex nasal profile
a nasal profile which exhibits a hump in its linear form. e.g. Roman, aquiline.
a basic profile form in which the forehead recedes from the eyebrows while the chin recedes from the plane of the upper lip (most common).
(wound filler) the most viscous type of wax; a putty-like material used to fill large cavities or model features.
paired, rounded, unmargined prominences of the frontal bone found approximately one inch beneath the normal hairline.
a single bony prominence of the frontal bone located between the superciliary arches in the inferior part of the frontal bone above the root of the nose.
a nasal profile form in which the dorsum exhibits a straight line from the root to the tip; a straight nasal profile.
the insertion of chemicals directly into the tissues through the use of a syringe and needle.
Hypodermic tissue building
the injection of special creams or liquids into the tissues through the use of a syringe and needle to restore natural contour.
Inferior palpebral sulcus
the furrow of the lower attached border of the inferior palpebra; an "acquired" facial marking.
superiorly, the skin portion of the upper lip from the attached margin of the upper mucous membrane to the base of the nose; and inferiorly, the skin portion of the lower lip from the attached margin of the lower mucous membrane to the labiomental sulcus.
the vertical or transverse furrows between the eyebrows; "acquired" facial markings.
(a hidden stitch) a type of suture used to close incisions in such a manner that the ligature remains entirely under the epidermis.
a three sided figure whose base is superior to its apex; when used to describe a frontal-view geometric headshape, a head which is wide at the forehead and narrow at the jaw.
the junction of the lower integumentary lip and the superior border of the chin, which may appear as a furrow; a natural facial marking.
an irregularly torn or jagged wound, ranging from superficial scratches to deep tears in the tissues.
a nasal index common to individuals of Western European descent having a long, narrow, and high-bridge.
Levator labii superioris alaeque nasi
a muscle of facial expression which elevates the upper lip and dilates the nostril opening; the common elevator.
Line of closure
the line that forms between two structures, such as the lips or the eyelids when in a closed position, which marks their place of contact with each other.
a soft restorative wax, usually tinted, used to surface the mucous membranes or to correct lip separations.