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Dentition in children

Dentition in children may be divided into 3 chronological stages — a) eruption of primary or deciduous teeth, b) exfoliation of these teeth, and c) eruption of permanent teeth, though the timings of these events are too variable to be useful for growth assessment. Normal dentition in children: Important events …

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Dental Material

The selection of a proper dental material for use in oral cavity is very important for the long-term success of the treatment. There are several factors that play an important role in selection of an ideal restorative dental material for the use in a particular patient. However, to understand the …

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Tooth Morphology

Tooth Morphology – Anatomic Characteristics Shown by Different teeth types: Permanent teeth Features Common to all Incisors in Tooth Morphology They have a single, cone-shaped, tapering root. The incisal edge of newly erupted teeth show mamelons. The crowns are triangular when viewed from proximal aspect.  The crowns do not have …

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Permanent dentition

The permanent dentition consists of the permanent teeth in the human oral cavity, those teeth which remain throughout one’s adult life. The permanent dentition is also known as the secondary dentition. The permanent dentition numbers 32 teeth altogether. There are 16 teeth in both the maxillary and mandibular arches. Each …

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Mixed Dentition

The mixed dentition refers to the presence of primary and permanent teeth together in the oral cavity. This usually occurs between the ages of five and thirteen years as primary teeth are exfoliated and permanent teeth erupt. It is during the time of mixed dentition that dental abnormalities become apparent. …

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Primary Dentition

The Primary Dentition are the first set of teeth that develop in the human oral cavity. They are often referred to as the baby teeth or the deciduous teeth. There are 20 primary teeth—10 maxillary and 10 mandibular. They perform several important functions, including aiding in the chewing and digestion …

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Tooth Surfaces

Tooth Surfaces – There are several characteristics of the external appearance of a tooth. The following section describes the tooth surfaces of both the anterior and posterior teeth. Proximal The proximal tooth surfaces or contact is formed by the contact of two adjacent teeth. The mesial surface of one tooth …

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Temporomandibular Joint

The temporomandibular joint, abbreviated TMJ, is the movable hinge where the maxilla and mandible meet. The temporomandibular joint receives its name from the two bases that meet at this area, the temporal base and the mandible. The joint itself consists of three major bony parts. The articular eminence is the …

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Dental arch

Dental arch – The teeth are arranged in two dental arches and these two separate arches, the maxillary and the mandibular arches, align the human dentition. There are an equal number of teeth in the upper and lower arches. The arrangement of the teeth is symmetrical in the right and …

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Parts of the Teeth

Parts of the Teeth – It is very important for every person associated with the work of Dental Office to be familiar with the physiology of a tooth as well as the function of each part of the tooth. Three main parts make up a tooth—the crown, the cervix, and …

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