the outer part or external aspect of a solid body; called also facies
the surface of a tooth that is farthest from the midline of the dental arch, opposite to its mesial surface
the cutting edges of the anterior teeth, the incisors and canines, which come into contact with those of the opposite teeth during protrusive occlusion. See also occlusal surface
the surface of a tooth that faces inward toward the tongue and oral cavity, opposite the vestibular surface
; called also oral surface
the surface of a tooth that is closest to the midline of the dental arch, opposite to its distal surface
the surface of the teeth that comes in contact with those of the opposite jaw during occlusion
; called also masticatory surface
n the outer portion of a mass or object.
surface, balancing occlusal
the surfaces of the teeth or denture bases that make contact to provide balancing contacts.
n a surface adjacent to and facing the cheek.
n the area of bone that has been selected from the surgical bone impression to be in direct contact with the implant frame.
n.pl the identification labels applied to the external surfaces of dentures. They may be ink or engraved and may include name, initials, social security number, national registration number, date of birth, and so on.
n the anatomic superior surface of the mandibular posterior teeth and the inferior surface of the maxillary posterior teeth. These surfaces are limited mesially and distally by marginal ridges, and buccally and lingually by the buccal and lingual boundaries of the cusp eminences.
n the surface of a tooth or the portion of a cavity that is nearest to the adjacent tooth; the mesial or distal surface of a tooth.
surface radiation exposure
n a surface of a tooth on which pits and fissures are not found normally.
surface, working occlusal
n the surface or surfaces of the teeth on which chewing can occur.
Patient discussion about surface
Q. I located a lump on the surface of my right underarm. I think I am showing some signs of breast cancer. I am 27 years old working lady. I think I am showing some signs of breast cancer. I located a lump on the surface of my right underarm. This lump is of a cherry size and does not pain at all. But I do have pain in my breast. I had my mammogram done which showed no lump and my doctor says that there is nothing to worry and she has given me some medicines. I want to know that if everything is normal then how come these lumps came.
A. there are ways to diagnose if lumps are breast cancer or not. a lump under the forearm can be a sign of an advanced stage of cancer, but it can also mean some kind of viral infection that caused a lymph node to swell up. so if a doctor told you it's fine- he probably checked it out, and it's fine. if you still anxious - go get a second opinion.More discussions about surface