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the junction of 2 or more surfaces
Angle
toward the front of the body
Anterior
the terminal end or tip of the root
Apex
toward the apex of the root
Apicle
the contact relationship of the occlusal surfaces of the teeth during jaw movement
Articulation
pertaining to the longitudinally (long) axis of the tooth
Axial
next to or toward the cheek in posterior teeth
Buccal
toward the cheek
Buccally
from the posterior tooth surface facing the cheek to that facing the tongue
Buccolingual
junction of enamel and cementum; cervical line (CEJ)
Cementoenamel Junction
away from the median line
Distal
the surface of the tooth facing away from the median line following the
curve of the dental arch
Distal surface
relating to the distal and buccal portion of the tooth
Distobuccal
relating to the distal and lingual portion of the tooth
Distolingual
the labial and buccal surfaces collectively
Facial surfaces
The cutting edge of the anterior teeth, particularly the incisors.
Incisal Surface
Between adjoinging surfaces; the proximal surfaces.
Interproximal
Next to or toward the lips; of, or pertaining to the lips
Labial
The surface of an anterior tooth positioned immediately adjacent to the lip.
Labial Surface
From the anterior tooth surface facing the lips to the surface facing the tongue.
Labiolingual
That angle formed by the junction of two surfaces along a line, e.g., the mesiobuccal angle.
Line Angle
Next to or toward the tongue; pertaining to the tongue.
Lingual
The surface of a tooth which faces the tongue; opposite of the facial surface.
Lingual Surface
Toward the median line.
Mesial
The surface of a tooth facing toward the median line following the curve of the dental arch.
Mesial Surface
From the surface facing the midline to the surface facing away from the midline following the arch curvature.
Mesiodistal
A line passing through the center
Midline
To bring the mandibular tooth into contact with the maxillary teeth.
Occlude
Toward the biting surface of a posterior tooth; pertaining to occlusion.
Occlusal
The surface of a premolar or molar contained within the marginal and cusp ridges.
Occlusal surface
The relation between the incising and occluding surfaces of the maxillary and mandibular teeth when they are shut; Any contact between the incising or masticating surfaces of the teeth.
Occlusion
The angle formed by the junction of three surfaces at a point, e.g. the mesiolabioincisal angle.
Point angle
The surface of a tooth that faces toward an adjoining tooth in the same arch, i.e., the mesial or distal surfaces.
Proximal surface
Imaginary divisions of a tooth crown or root as to length (i.e., occlusal, middle, and gingival thirds) or mesiodistal breadth (i.e. mesial, middle, and distal thirds).
Thirds