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EnamelThe tough, shiny, white outer surface of the tooth
DentineThe hard but porous tissue located under both the enamel and cementum of the tooth
Pulp ChamberThe space occupied by the pulp
CementumA layer of tough, yellowish, bone-like tissue that covers the root of the tooth. Contains the PL
Periodontal ligamentThe fleshy tissue between tooth and tooth socket. Embedded within the cementum
Anatomical crownThe visible part of the tooth, and the portion which is covered by the enamel. Continues until the CEJ
Apical foramenNatural opening in the root
Alveolar boneThe bone which supports the tooth
Cortical boneThe dense outer layer of bone
Cancellous boneThe sponge like bone found in between two layers of cortical bone
Lamina duraThe thin compact bone that lines the alveolar socket (Alveolus)
Mandibular vestibuleSpace between the teeth and the inner mucosal lining of the lips and cheeks
Maxillary tuberosityTough hard bumps behind your top back teeth
HamulusThe hard little bumps in the corner of the soft palate
Retromolar padbehind the last lower molars
PlaneAn imaginary line which divides the body in sections
Mid Saggital planeDivides the patients face into left and right equal sides
Frankfurt PlanePasses through the top of the ear canal and bottom of the eye socket
Occlusal planeThe plane passing through the occlusal surfaces of the teeth
Coronal planeA vertical plane at right angles to the mid saggital plane which divides the body into anterior and posterior (front and back)
ForamenHole or opening in bone
Fossabroad, shallow depression in bone
SinusHollow space in bone
CanalPassageway through bone
SeptumBony partition that seperates two spaces
SutureImmovable joint between bones
Name the 9 bones of the headParietal, Occipital, Frontal, Nasal, Sphenoid, Zygomatic, Maxilla, Mandible, Temporal
What is a suture? Name the sutures of the skullAn immovable joint that joins two bones together. Coronal suture, Saggital suture, Median palatine suture, Lamboidal suture
What is the Nasal Septum?A bony wall that seperates the left ad right cavities in the nose
What is the nasal cavity?A large air filled cavity above and behind the nose
What is enamel?The tough, shiny white outer surface of the tooth
What is a foramen?An opening or hole in a bone that permits the passage of nerves and blood vessels
What is cortical bone?The dense outer layer of bone. Appears radiopaque on a dental image
What is cancellous bone?The soft spongy bone located between two layers of dense cortical bone. Appears radiolucent on a dental image
What is a process?A marked prominence or projection of bone
Dentine?The hard but porous tissue located under both the enamel and cementum of the tooth (harder than bone)
Pulp Chamber?The space occupied by pulp
Cementum?A layer of tough, yellowish, bone-like tissue that covers the root. Contains the periodontal ligament
Periodontal ligament?The fleshy tissue between tooth and the tooth socket. The fibers of the PL are embedded within the cementum
Anatomical crown?The visible part of the tooth, the part which is covered by enamel. Goes up to the CEJ
Apical foramen?Natural opening in the root
Alveolar bone?The bone which supports the tooth
Lamina Dura?The thin compact bone that lines the Alveolar socket (Alveolus)
Hamulus?The hard little bumps in the corner of the soft palate



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