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Dental Terminology

Oral Structures

Primary Teeth the first 20 teeth of life which will be replaced by permanent teeth.
Permanent Teeth the 32 teeth of the adult which are designed to last a lifetime.
Enamel the hardest substance in the body which covers the crown of the tooth.
Dentin bone like substance which makes up the bulk of the tooth and surrounds the pulp.
Pulp nerves and blood vessels of the tooth
Crown part of the tooth covered with enamel and normally visible in the mouth.
Root part of the tooth which holds the tooth in the socket.
Apex tip of the root
Gingiva tissue which surrounds the tooth and covers the bone.
Gingival Space between the tooth and the gingival.
Frenum band of tissue which connects moveable tissue to stationary tissue/ attaches lip to gums.
Mandible lower jawbone; the only moveable bone in the skull.
Maxilla upper jawbone
Arch the arrangement of teeth.
Quadrants the imaginary division of the mouth into four parts (one half of an arch)
Cusp a pointed round eminence on the crown of the tooth.
Created by: michealM



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