mesiodistal diameter


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mesiodistal diameter

The measurement of a tooth from the ventral or mesial surface to the distal or dorsal surface.
See also: diameter
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The mesiodistal diameter of lateral incisor according to standard textbooks is 6.5 mm and 6.6 mm.
Models were used to measure the mesiodistal diameter of the following teeth: upper canine, first upper premolar, second upper premolar, lower central incisor, lower lateral incisor, lower canine, first lower premolar, and second lower premolar, at the point of maximum mesiodistal diameter, using a digital electron microscope with an accuracy of 0.001 mm (Leitz, Germany) at Universidad EAFIT metrology laboratory (Medellin, Colombia), according to the international system of units (SI).
Levels of asymmetry tended to be higher in the incisor and molar teeth, with the buccolingual diameter showing more fluctuation than the mesiodistal diameter. ANOVA tested for differences in gender, body mass, and smoking status revealed that the combination of obesity and smoking status was a significant predictor of fluctuating asymmetry.