Dental anatomy ????????????????

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hi


was going through dental decks there are some confusing facts given

" cornerstone" of permanent dentition - deck says mand. 1 molar
- wheelers book says max. 1 molar


shape of occlusal surface of mand. 1 molar- deck says pentagonal
- wheelers says hexagonal



any inputs?????????????/

thanx
 
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" cornerstone" of permanent dentition - deck says mand. 1 molar
- wheelers book says max. 1 molar

Ans:I Molar(can be either maxillary or mandibular).
First molars are considered as "cornerstone" of DENTAL ARCHES.The normal position of permanent first molar is at the center of fully developed adult jaw anteroposteriorly.
Four canines are placed at the "corners" of the MOUTH, helps in maintaining natural facial expression.

I think so,let me know.
 
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