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dental arch

dental arch in Medicine

dental arch n.

  1. The curved composite structure of natural dentition.

  2. The teeth that are supported by the alveolar part of the mandible; inferior dental arch. Also called mandibular dentition.

  3. The teeth that are supported by the alveolar process of the maxillae; superior dental arch. Also called maxillary dentition.

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  • The right lateral missing, the cuspids are erupting in the vault and the dental arch is assuming a V-shape.

    Degeneracy Eugene S. Talbot
  • The dental arch is different as regards form in man and in apes.

    The Races of Man Joseph Deniker
  • Supernumerary teeth are not confined to these localities, but may be observed at any point in the dental arch (Figs. 60 and 61).

    Degeneracy Eugene S. Talbot
  • Fig. 52 illustrates fairly well-formed duplicate central incisors, the normal incisors being outside the dental arch.

    Degeneracy Eugene S. Talbot
  • He smiled tantalisingly; again showing the vacancy in his dental arch.

    Where the Trail Divides Will Lillibridge
  • The dental arch of the upper jaw, was then completely removed in the same manner.

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