Osteology

Left maxilla and permanent teeth, inferior view

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Osteology
Left maxilla and permanent teeth, inferior view
The third molar (dens serotinus) is absent in this specimen. The central incisor (1) has a deeper lingual fossa than is commonly encountered. The contact surfaces of the teeth (19, 20, 26) are labeled in accordance with modern dental terminology as well as with the conventional BNA names. In the modern system the contact surfaces are named mesial or distal with reference to the midline of the dental arch.
1 . Medial incisor
2 . Lateral incisor
3 . Canine
4 . Premolar I
5 . Premolar II
6 . Molar I
7 . Molar II
8 . Lingual surface
9 . Incisive bone
10 . Incisive foramen (completed by opposite maxilla)
11 . Incisive suture
12 . Alveolar process
13 . Palatine process
14 . Articular surface for opposite maxilla
15 . Articular surface for horizontal plate of palatine bone
16 . Palatine spine
17 . Palatine sulcus
18 . Labial surface
19 . Lateral surface (distal surface)
20 . Anterior surface (mesial surface)
21 . Buccal surface
22 . Infraorbital foramen
23 . Canine fossa
24 . Zygomatic process
25 . Infratemporal surface
26 . Posterior surface (distal surface)
27 . Masticatory surface
28 . Maxillary tubercle