Cranial and Facial Bones of Primary Interest in Prosthetic Dentistry

| April 19, 2012 | 0 Comments

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 which move the lower jaw, and give shape to the lower one-half of the face.

Cranial Bones of Primary Interest

  • Frontal
  • Parietal
  • Temporal
  • Sphenoid

Facial Bones of Primary Interest

  • Maxilla
  • Palatine
  • Zygomatic
  • Mandible

 

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Category: Oral Anatomy, Prosthodontics, WIKI

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