Category: Oral Anatomy

Talon cusp

A talon cusp, also known as an “eagle’s talon”, is an extra cusp on an anterior tooth. The term refers to the same condition as dens evaginatus, but the talon cusp is the manifestation of dens evaginatus on anterior teeth. The incidence has been found to range from less than 1% to 6% of the […]

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What is Cusp

Cusp: Elevated portion mainly on occlusal surface of posterior teeth. Canine has one cusp so, called cuspid tooth. premolars has two cusps. So, called Bi-cuspid tooth. Cusp also present in molars.  

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Cingulum definition and importance

Definition of Cingulum : It is the lingual lobe of anterior tooth located in the cervical third of lingual surface. Importance : One of the morphological division crown Primary center of calcification

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Frontal Bone

Frontal Bone The frontal bone is a single bone that forms the anterior of the cranial vault, the roof of the eye sockets, and a small portion of the nasal cavity. A temporal line can be found on both lateral surfaces of the frontal bone. The line begins in the region of the eye socket […]

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Cranial and Facial Bones of Primary Interest in Prosthetic Dentistry

Cranial and Facial Bones of Primary Interest in Prosthetic Dentistry Artificial replacements for missing natural teeth (dental prostheses) must be made to fit jaw contours and work in harmony with muscle activity. Therefore, we will discuss only those facial bones which give shape to soft tissues within the mouth, serve as anchorage sites for muscles […]

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Bones of the skull – Bony Anatomy of the Head

Bones of the skull – Bony Anatomy of the Head The skull is that portion of the human skeleton which makes up the bony frame work of the head. For descriptive purposes, the skull is divided into an upper, dome-shaped, cranial portion; and a lower or facial portion composed of the eye sockets, nasal cavities, […]

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Oral anatomy terminology – Part 1

Oral anatomy terminology – Part 1 Bony Elevations Tubercle, Eminence, or Tuberosity. All of these words describe rather small, somewhat circular areas that are raised above the general level of the surrounding bone. An elevation of bone that falls in this category was specifically labeled as an eminence, a tuberosity, or a tubercle by the […]

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Muscles of hard palate and their function

Muscles of hard palate and their function Levator palati: elevates the palate. Tensor palati: tenses the palate. These two muscles move the soft palate so that it moves towards the back wall of the oropharynx where it meets a part of the superior constrictor which contracts strongly to form a ridgeathe ridge of Passavant. The […]

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Periodontal tissues in children

Periodontal tissues in children The gingiva in children may appear red and inflamed. Compared with mature tissue there is a thinner epithelium that is less keratinised, greater vascularity of connective tissues and less variation in the width of the attached gingiva. During tooth eruption, the gingival sulcus depths may reach 5 mm and gingival margins […]

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The Healthy periodontium

The Healthy periodontium The gingiva is pink, firm in texture and extends from the free gingival margin to the mucogingival line. The interdental papillae are pyramidal in shape and occupy the interdental spaces beneath the contact points of the teeth. Gingiva is keratinised and stippling is frequently present. The gingiva comprises the free and the […]

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