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Dental Anatomy

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Alveolar Process
The bone that surrounds and supports the teeth
Alveolus
the bony socket in which the tooth is held
Anatomic root
Tooth root
Anterior
Toward the front
Apical Foramen
The natural opening at the end of the root
Buccal
Adjacent to the cheeck
Cementum
Tissue that covers the anatomic root
Cingulum
Lingual lovbe of a front tooth
Cusp
Round surfaces of teeth
Deciduous
Baby Teeth
Dentin
Tissue underlying enamel and cementum
Dentition
The kind, number, and arrangement of teeth
Distal
Farthest from the midline
Enamel
Outermost covering of the crown
Eruption
Appearing in the mouth
Exfoliation
The shedding process of primary teeth
Facial
Adjacent to the lips and cheeks
Frenulum Linguae
a fold under the tounge which limits movement
Gingiva
Gums
Incjisal
Biting surface of front teeth
Interproximal
Denoting the area between two teeth
Labial
Adjacent to the lip
Lingual
the surface that touches the tongue
Mandible
Lower Jaw
Maxilla
Upper Jaw
Mesial
Towards the midline
Midline
Pertaining to the middle
Mucous Membrane
Membrane that lines passages that communicate with air
Occlusal
Mashing surface of posterior teeth
Odontoblast
Cell in dental pulp which forms dentin
Periodontal Ligament
Holds tooth in the socket
Posterior
Towards the back
Pulp
Tissue that makes up the canal chamber
Quadrant
Left or right half of an arch
Retromolar Area
Space behind the last molar on the mandible
Salivary Gland
Glands which produce and secrete saliva
Sinus
Hollow Space
Succedaneous
Any permanent tooth that replaces baby teeth
Tuberosity
The most distal apsect of the maxilla