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what is morphology?

study of shape, form, and structure

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what is physiology?

study of how a structure works
ex: incisors cut

3

Function of incisors?

cut or incise, speech, and esthetics

4

Are incisors the same throughout the mouth?

no, incisors in the same arch are similar but not opposing arch

5

what teeth are incisors annotated as?

7, 10, 23, 26

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Traits of Incisal edge

incisal 2/3 of crown is compressed labiolingually (no cusp present)

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Mamelons of Incisors

joining of developmental lobes
usually in new erupted teeth

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Position/angulation of marginal ridges on incisors

parallel to the long axis of the tooth

9

shape of lingual fossa

concave

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shape of cingulum

convex