Dental Anatomy Final
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Dental Anatomy Final
what is it called when two adjacent tooth germs unite to form a large single tooth with multiple roots
what is it called when there is a union of root structure of two or more teeth through cementum only
what is it called when a single tooth germ tries to unsuccessfully divide resulting in a large single rooted tooth
t/f gemination is when two adjacent tooth germs unite to form a large single tooth with multiple roots
what are bony growths on the lingual aspect of the mandible
what are bony growths on the midline of the hard palate?
what are bony growths usually on the facial surface of the alveolar process of the maxillary arch?
where is exostoses usually seen?
facial surface of the alveolar process of the maxillary arch
what is an alveolus?
socket of the tooth
what is the socket of the tooth called?
what occurs in response to chemical trauma such as heat from smoking or hot fluids and is reversible if trauma is removed?
what is hard tooth tissue loss caused by tooth to tooth contact during mastication or parafunctional habits?
what is hard tooth tissue loss through chemical means (acid)
what is it called when the roots show an angular distortion?
what is hard tooth tissue loss caused by friction from toothbrushing or toothpaste (or bobbypins?)
what is a developmental disturbance of the permanent incisors caused by syphilis that leaves the teeth screwdriver shaped
what causes hutchinson's incisors
what is defined as the greatest elevation of the tooth either incisocervically or occlusocervically on a specific surface of the crown?
crest of cuvature/height of curvature
what is an accessory cusp on the cingulum of certain anterior teeth or occlusal tables of permanent molars?
what is defined as one or more major elevations on the masticatory surface of the canine and posterior teeth?
what is defined as the shallow, wide depression on the lingual surface of anterior teeth or on the occlusal table of posterior teeth?
what is the complete displacement of the tooth from the socket because of extensive trauma to the area
what is an open contact that can exist between the permanent maxillary central incisors
where is a diastema seen?
between the permanent maxillary incisors
what are rounded enamel extensions on the incisal ridge from the labial or lingual views of certain anterior teeth?
what are the spaces between certain primary teeth that allow for future permanent teeth (max canine and lateral and man canine and 1st premolar)
what is the space created when the primary molars are shed to make room for much smaller mesiodistal permanent premolars
what is the space between the teeth that is apical to the contact area?
what fills the space of the cervical embrasure normally?
what is the space between the teeth that are occlusal to the contact area?
t/f the cervical embrasure is the space between the teeth that is occlusal to the contact area
what are fordyce's granules
misplaced sebaceous glands
what are fordyce's grandules associated with
what is it called when the teeth naturally more towad the midline over time?
what is the imaginary plane placed on the masticatory surface of each dental arch? the max arch is convex and the man arch is concave, producing the anteropeosterior curvature?
curve of spee
what is the concave curve that results when a frontal section is taken through each set of max and man molars?
curve of wilson
what is the process that occurs in a cell in which the nucleus moves away from the center to a position farthest away from the basement membrane