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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If the right-handed dentist is working on the buccal surfaces of the maxillary left posteriors, the dentist may position his or her body on the left side of the patient's mouth in order to obtain a direct vision view of those surfaces.
The present in-vitro study examined the effectiveness of bevelling the margins of pit and fissures of buccal surface of permanent molars.
On buccal surfaces of the molar regions the influence of musculature was almost similar as buccinators are active during swallowing and speech.
The device is usually attached to the buccal surface of the maxillary first permanent molar using adhesive resins.
While decay was found on all surfaces, the occlusal surface was most frequently decayed in the primary dentition and the buccal surface, followed closely by the occlusal surface in the permanent dentition.
GC tooth mousse was applied topically to the ex- posed dentin by patient using a clean finger across the labial and buccal surfaces of affected teeth each night immediately before retiring and the patients were given verbal and written instructions regarding application of test product.
Crowns were kept exposed to facilitate surface treatment and adhesive bonding on buccal surfaces.
Maxillary central incisor brackets (Edgewise system--Morelli, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil) were bonded in the most central area of the middle third of the bovine incisor buccal surface (Figure 1F) with the two different orthodontic light-polymerized fluoridated resins (Table 1): Transbond[TM] Plus Color Change (G1) using a one-step self-etching primer adhesive (TSEP; 3M Unitek, Monrovia, California, USA) and Orthodontic Fill Magic (G2) with a conventional acid-etch technique consisting of two steps (Vigodent[R], Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil).
after fulfilling the abovementioned prerequisites, a 37% phosphoric acid gel was applied on the buccal surface of each tooth (irrespective of the group) for 15 seconds.
Average response of EPT on tip of buccal cusp and middle 1/3 of buccal surface were 2.
To obtain a flat dentinal surfaces, the buccal surface of all teeth were cut using a slow speech diamond disc and water spray and the exposed surface was polished with 600 grit silicon carbide paper.
After cutting their roots off, selected teeth were embedded horizontally into auto-polymerizing acrylic resin blocks (Meliodent, Heraeus Kulzer, Hanau, Ger- many) with their buccal surfaces up.