buccal surface


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surface

 [sur´fas]
the outer part or external aspect of a solid body; called also facies.
buccal surface the vestibular surface of the molars and premolars, which faces the cheek.
contact surface proximal surface.
distal surface the surface of a tooth that is farthest from the midline of the dental arch, opposite to its mesial surface.
facial surface vestibular surface.
incisal 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.
labial surface the vestibular surface of the incisors and canines, which faces the lips.
lingual surface the surface of a tooth that faces inward toward the tongue and oral cavity, opposite the vestibular surface; called also oral surface.
masticatory surface occlusal surface.
mesial surface the surface of a tooth that is closest to the midline of the dental arch, opposite to its distal surface.
occlusal surface the surface of the teeth that comes in contact with those of the opposite jaw during occlusion; called also masticatory surface.
oral surface lingual surface.
proximal surface (proximate surface) the area where the mesial surface of one tooth touches the distal surface of another; called also contact area or surface.
vestibular surface the surface of a tooth that is directed outward toward the vestibule of the mouth, opposite to the lingual surface; see also buccal surface and labial surface. Called also facial surface.

buc·cal sur·face

1. the mucosa of the cheek;
2. in prosthodontics, the side of a denture adjacent to the cheek.

buc·cal sur·face

(bŭkăl sŭrfăs)
1. Mucosa of cheek.
2. In prosthodontics, side of a denture adjacent to the cheek.
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Additionally, small semi-circular indentations were observed post-treatment on the buccal surface of 5 molars just apical to the CEJ.
[2008] evaluated the effectiveness of adhesive systems and bevel on enamel margin integrity in class V composite restorations (on the buccal surface of primary and permanent teeth).
Sample selection was done through respective inclusion criteria: extracted premolar and molar teeth with intact buccal surfaces and exclusion criteria: 1) Extracted teeth with surface anomaly e.g.
Tooth #3 exhibits 2 mm of new recession on the buccal surface over the predominant mesial root.
It is usually attached to the buccal surface of first permanent molar by means of stainless steel retainers spot welded to plain, standard orthodontic bands [Billings et al., 1998] or is bonded to the tooth surface by adhesive resin [Mirth et al., 1982].
Thirty human extracted premolars were selected and preserved in 0.1% thymol, based on following inclusion criteria: Extraction because of orthodontic reasons, complete root formation, intact buccal surface, no tooth wear or caries of any surface.
A curved bondable button was bonded on to the buccal surface of the premolar and elastic chain was engaged with this button to the customized hook which was fabricated from soldering two 19 gauge wire together to add to the strength and stability of the palatal attachment in a hook form and was then soldered to the molar band on the palatal side.
An ill defined hyperdense bony lesion with few lytic areas within it, arising from buccal surface of right ramus of mandible causing cortical destruction with typical "SUN-BURST" type of periosteal reaction.
A mounting jig was used to align the labial surface of the tooth to be perpendicular to the bottom of the mold and its buccal surface parallel to the force during subsequent bond strength testing.
The guide flange extended superiorly and diagonally on the buccal surface of the molars and the premolars, allowing the normal horizontal and vertical overlap of the left maxillary teeth.
After air drying, teeth were bleached by applying the material on the buccal surface which was mixed in the recommended consistency.