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



The palatal surface of a tooth is directed toward the palate, as opposed to buccal, labial or facial which refer to the side of a tooth adjacent to (or the direction towards) the inside of the cheek or lips, respectively. This term is strictly used in the maxilla.

Text by Antoine Micheau, MD - Copyright IMAIOS


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