Oral Anatomy 4b - The Mandibular Deciduous Canine
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How does the mandibular deciduous canine appear generally?
- This is more slender than the maxillary deciduous canine.
- The crown is asymmetrical and the cusp tip is displaced mesially.
- Consequently, the mesial arm is shorter and more vertical than the distal arm.
- The width of the crown is less than the length.
How do the labial and lingual surfaces appear on the mandibular deciduous canine appear?
- On the labial surface there is a low, labial cingulum.
- On the lingual surface the cingulum and marginal ridges are less pronounced than the corresponding structures on the palatal surface of the maxillary deciduous canine.
- The longitudinal ridges on both the labial and lingual surfaces are poorly developed.
What is the root like for the mandibular deciduous canine?
The root is single and tends to be triangular in cross section.
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