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Curve of wilson

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Curve of wilson a curve that contacts the buccal & lingual_cusp tips of the mandibular buccal teeth. The Curve of wilson is medio-Iateral on each side of the arch. It results from inward inclination of the lower posterior teeth. Curve of wilson helps in two ways a. Teeth are aligned parallel to the direction of […]

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Dental occlusion

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The study of dental occlusionis important aspect of dentistry. The study and practice of most branches of dentistry should be based on a strong foundation of the knowledge of occlusion. Orthodontics is no exception to this as great many changes occur in the occlusion during orthodontic therapy. The orthodontist should know what constitutes normal occlusion […]

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Dental age

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Dental agehas been used for centuries as a parameter for expressing biological maturity. It is of particular interest to the pedodontists and orthodontists in planning of different types of malocclusions in relation to maxillo-facial growth. Dental age also plays a great role in forensic odontology and pediatric endocrinopathies. Dental age is estimated by comparing the […]

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Exfoliation

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The physiologic process resulting in the elimination of deciduous dentition is called exfoliation or shedding. This shedding or exfoliation is due to progressive resorption of the roots of the deciduous teeth and their supporting tissue, the periodontal ligament. In general, the pressure generated by the growing and erupting permanent tooth dictates the pattern of deciduous […]

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Teething

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Teething is a term limited by common usage to eruption of primary dentition. Since the time of Hippocrates (460 -377 BC) teething is blamed for ailments such as fever, convulsions, bronchitis, otitis media and diarrhea for causing 12% of the death in children under four years. Complete opposite views are also available as far as […]

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Tooth eruption

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Initiation of hard tissue development that is tooth eruption for all deciduous teeth occurs between 3.5 and 4.5 intrauterine months. The crowns have been seen to get mineralized about halfway by birth and become fully formed during first 12 months of postnatal life. Root formation continues and is completed after tooth eruption between the ages […]

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Dentition

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The purpose of this article is to discuss the main course of the normal development of human dentition, together with the concept of evolution of tooth development, clinical features of the dentition and the most common developmental disturbances. Knowledge of the normal development of the dentition and an ability to detect deviation from the normal […]

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Bicuspid

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Bicuspid mean teeth having two cusps. They are also known as pre molars, so called because they are situated in front of molars. The bicuspids are teeth that are situated just behind the long canines and in front of the big molars. The bicuspids help in breaking hard objects like nut, while incisors are for […]

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Alveolar bone

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Alveolar bone is a distinct bone that is thick in comparison to other bones. The purpose of its density is to accommodate teeth and provide support to them. There are certain points in the alveolar bone that connect the muscles to protect the bones and teeth. This bone is also called alveolar process. Any accident […]

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Alveolar process

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The Alveolar process is a portion of mandible and maxilla that forms and supports the tooth sockets or alveoli. It has a narrow distal curvature than the remaining part of the body of the mandible, creating a flat surface in the posterior area between the teeth and the anterior border of the ramus. This Alveolar […]

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