maxillary dental arcade

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maxillary dental arcade

the teeth supported by the alveolar process of the two maxillae, whether the 10 deciduous teeth or the 16 permanent teeth.

max·il·lar·y den·tal ar·cade

(maksi-lar-ē dentăl ahr-kād) [TA]
Teeth supported by alveolar process of two maxillae, whether 10 deciduous or 16 permanent teeth.
Synonym(s): arcus dentalis superior, superior dental arch.
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Points approximating the outer functional limit of the upper dental arcade were digitized using a Reflex microscope, which permits noncontact recording of x, y, z coordinates with an accuracy of 4-11 microns (see MacLarnon, 1989).

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