Anatomical hierarchy

General Anatomy > Alimentary system > Mouth > Teeth > Distal surface



The distal surface is the direction towards the last tooth in each quadrant of a dental arch, as opposed to mesial, which refers to the direction towards the anterior midline. Each tooth can be described as having a distal surface and, for posterior teeth, a distobuccal (DB) and a distolingual (DL) corner or cusp.

Text by Antoine Micheau, MD - Copyright IMAIOS


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