Dental Terminology - Dental Positioning/Surfaces Flashcards Preview

Surgery & Anaesthesia - NSULA Vet Tech Program Spring 2016 > Dental Terminology - Dental Positioning/Surfaces > Flashcards

Flashcards in Dental Terminology - Dental Positioning/Surfaces Deck (16):
1

apical

towards the apex

2

buccal

surface of the tooth nearest the cheek (posterior teeth)

3

coronal

towards the crown

4

distal

away from the midline in the dental arches

5

facial

surface of the tooth nearest the face

6

incisal

biting surface of the anterior teeth

7

interproximal

between adjoining surfaces of teeth

8

labial

surface of the tooth nearest the lips

9

line angle

imaginary line formed by the junction of two adjacent surfaces/walls of a tooth

10

lingual

surface of the tooth nearest the tongue

11

mandible

the bone that forms the lower jaw

12

maxilla

the bone that forms most of the upper jaw

13

mesial

toward the midline of the dental arch

14

occlusal

the chewing surfaces of the teeth

15

palatal

surface of the tooth towards the hard palate

16

sublingual

the structure and surfaces beneath the tongue