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42 Cards in this Set

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1. The tooth second from the midline in the maxillary arch is the ______________.
Lateral Incisor
2. In FDI, Palmer, and Universal notation, the Maxillary right lateral incisor is:
FDI: ___________ Palmer:____________ Universal:____________
(FDI: 22);
( PALMER: |__2) ;
(Universal: #10)
4. T or F:
_____ Lateral incisors supplement the central incisors in function.
5. T or F
:_____ The MAX Lateral incisor resembles the central incisors in all aspects but on a smaller scale.
6. Though they are smaller versions of central incisors, MAX laterals have a root that is:
6. Though they are smaller versions of central incisors, MAX laterals have a root that is:
7. T or F:
_____The MAX laterals are longer mesiodistally than they are incisocervically.
FALSE (they are longer incisocervically)
8. The MAX laterals are more generally more__________ than the central incisors.
9. JEOPARDY QUESTION: “With the exception of third molars, these permanent teeth display the greatest variation in form .”_______?
“What are MAX lateral incisors?
10. Match the developmental process to the proper year for a MAX lateral.
a. Initiation of calcification i. 4 to 5 years
b. completion of enamel ii. 11 years
c. eruption iii. 8 to 9 years
d. completion of root iv. 1 year
v. 2 to 3 years
vi. 12 years
(a= iv); (b= i); (c = iii); (d = ii)
11. From the list of characteristics below, choose the attributes that apply to the labial aspect of MAX lateral incisors (Hint, not all answers will be used)
a. more convex mesial outline than the MAX centrals
b. Further gingival crest of curvature (contact area) than the MAX centrals
c. Has a less rounded distal outline than that of a MAX central
d. Has a more rounded distal outline than that of a MAX central
e. exhibits the least amount of rounding of any incisor
f. usually has 2 mamelons
g. has a CEJ that curves in a regular arc incisally.
h. has a labial surface more convex than a MAX central
i. has a height of contour in the cervical third.
a, b, d, f, h, i
12. The tooth with the most rounded incisal angle in the arch is the:
Max Lateral Incisor
13. T or F:
_____ The mesioincisal angle of a MAX lateral incisor is more rounded than its MAX central counterpart, and is also more rounded than its own distoincisal angle.
FALSE (the distoincisal angle is more rounded, not the
14. T or F:
_____Labial developmental depressions and imbrication lines are not present on MAX laterals.
FALSE (They are present, but less pronounced)
15. T or F:
_____ From a labial aspect of a MAX lateral, the mesial outline bears a close
resemblance to the Central.
16. From a lingual aspect, a MAX lateral’s CEJ curves apically but is offset towards the
17. List at least three characteristics of the labial view of a MAX lateral that sets it apart from the larger central incisor:
(more prominent mesial and distal marginal ridges)
(more prominent cingulum); (deeper lingual fossa)
18. A _______is more commonly found on the lingual surface of a MAX lateral incisor than that of a central.
A linguogingival groove
19. JEOPARDY QUESTION: “Commonly found near the center of the linguogingival groove of a MAX lateral, this feature could be a potential site for caries to begin.”
“What is a lingual pit?”
20. Name two grooves that commonly appear on the lingual surfaces of MAX lateral incisors.
linguogingival Groove; Linguogingival fissure
21. JEOPARDY QUESITON: “Extending in a distal and cervical direction, this vertical feature usually originates in the lingual pit of a MAX lateral incisor._____________?
What is a linguogingival groove?
21. JEOPARDY QUESITON: “Extending in a distal and cervical direction, this vertical feature usually originates in the lingual pit of a MAX lateral incisor.”_______?
What is a linguogingival groove?
22. The linguogingival groove on a MAX lateral runs in a roughly ______________ direction.
24. T or F:
_____ On the lingual surface of a MAX lateral, the height of contour is associated with the greatest curvature of the cingulum in the cervical third.
25. From a mesial aspect, a MAX lateral incisor:
a. is similar to that of a MAX central, but with lessened dimensions.
b. has a contact area similarly shaped to that of a MAX central
c. has a cervical line exhibiting less depth of curvature than it does on the mesial of the central.
d. all of the above.
26.T or F:
_____ The distal surface is smaller and convex in all dimensions from the mesial
27. T or F:
_____The distal contact of a MAX lateral; when compared to the mesial contact, will appear smaller and more gingival
28. T or F:
_____ The CEJ on the distal aspect of a MAX lateral shows more incisal curvature than
it does on the mesial.
29. Name three features of a MAX lateral incisor that would help you distinguish it from a
(Incisally, it can have a more rhomboidal shape. Similar to a Canine) ;
(The lateral will have a more prominent cingulum);
(From an incisal view, a MAX lateral will exhibit more facial convexity).
30. T or F:
_____The root of a lateral incisor is a single root, and is wider labiolingually than
31. T or F:
_____ In comparison to the central, the root of a MAX lateral incisor appears to be “longer” in relation the sizes of the crowns.
32. T or F:
_____ The root of a MAX lateral is the same length or slightly shorter than that of a
MAX central.
33. T or F:
_____ The apex of the root of a MAX Lateral is more blunted than that of a MAX
FALSE (the apex is sharper)
34. Looking at the root of a MAX lateral from a cross section, it will appear to have a
somewhat ______ shape.
35. T or F:
_____ The labial dimension of a MAX lateral’s root is wider mesiodistally than the
36. List at least 5 variations or anomalies that affect MAX lateral incisors.
(The incisal portion of the cingulum may have a tubercle)
(The linguogingival fissure may extend down onto the root)
(Distorted crowns and unusual root curvatures)
(Peg laterals)
(congenitally missing)
(dens in dente….no, I do not know what this means)
37. Incisal portions of the cingulum of MAX laterals may exhibit a:
38. The ___ may extend from the cingulum onto the root of a MAX lateral.
Linguogingival fissure
39. T or F:
Distorted crowns and unusual root curvatures are more commonly seen on MAX central incisors than on any other incisor.
FALSE (this is true of MAX laterals)
40. JEOPARDY QUESTION: “Caused by a lack of development of the mesial and distal marginal ridges, this relatively common condition results in a diminutive, oddshaped
crown on MAX lateral incisors.”_____?
What are Peg Crowns?
41. When tooth buds do not form in the mouth, this is called:
42. One common anaomly related to MAX laterals is that they sometimes:
a. are congenitally missing (agenesis)
b. are larger than a normal MAX central incisor (superiogenesis)
c. appear to be slightly “twisted” on the root (lever‐genetic)
d. all of the above can apply
43. Circle the correct term for the definition given below:
“The lingual pit of the maxillary lateral may be the entrance site where enamel and dentin
have become invaginated in the tooth’s pulp cavity, due to a developmental aberrancy called
a. dans in dente
b. dens en dente
c. dens in dente
d. dans en dente