posterior tooth

pos·te·ri·or tooth

a bicuspid or molar tooth; these teeth comprise the organs of mastication and are located in the back part of the jaws.

posterior tooth

any of the maxillary and mandibular premolars and molars of the primary or secondary dentition or of prostheses. Compare anterior tooth.

pos·te·ri·or tooth

(pos-tēr'ē-ŏr tūth)
Any premolar or molar tooth.

pos·te·ri·or tooth

(pos-tēr'ē-ŏr tūth)
Premolar or molar tooth; these teeth are organs of mastication located in back part of the jaws.
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In the past, the basic process of restoring an anterior tooth or posterior tooth has been very similar and this remains true.
11); basal posterior tooth can be much smaller than other posterior teeth or of similar size.
1989] posterior tooth fractures may not be detected in an emergency examination after the accident, but only be diagnosed later, when the patient begins to complain of pain.
The incidence of mandibular posterior tooth fracture may be associated with their proximity to the temporo-mandibular joint [Cameron, 1964; Ehrmann and Tyas, 1990].
Chelicera: fixed finger typical of the group but on the movable finger the posterior intermediate tooth is closely oppressed to the posterior tooth which differs from other females of this group (Fig.
While molar wear and molar loss have a complex relationship, wear scores for the second and third molars were highly correlated with rates of posterior tooth loss (Spearman's rank-order correlation coefficient -714 for M2 wear and .
The assistant places VPS on the most posterior mandibular tooth of one side of the arch, and then, in a continuous movement, dispenses a continuous ribbon of VPS around the arch to the most posterior tooth on the other side.
3A) with posterior tooth long, sharp, curved forward slightly; about 3x as long as wide at base.
12) In general, if there are two unprepared posterior teeth in occlusion after the tooth is prepared, or if there is one unprepared posterior tooth and at least one (but ideally at least two) unprepared anterior teeth still in occlusion, it will be obvious to a laboratory technician how to articulate the opposing arches represented on the triple tray model.

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