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

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


Text by Antoine Micheau, MD - Copyright IMAIOS

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