Surfaces of tooth ppt

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Surfaces of tooth ppt

Surfaces- named according to positions and uses

• Facial- toward the lips or cheeks
• Lingual- toward the tongue

• Occlusal- come in contact with those of the opposing jaw, molars and premolars only
• Incisal- Those surfaces on the incisors and canines coming into contact with the opposing teeth

Proximal Surfaces

• Surfaces coming into contact with the adjacent teeth
• Mesial- toward the midline
• Distal- away from the midline
• Which teeth have the mesial surfaces touching each other?

• Incisors and Canines- four surfaces and a ridge
• Molars and Premolars- five surfaces


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