Tooth Surface Explanation

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Listed below are images of charting surfaces for both 2D Charting & 3D Charting.

 

Distal

The letter [D] is used to describe surface in Treatment Plan and Treatment.

The Distal is situated on the farthest surface from the centre of the mouth. 

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Mesial

The letter [M] is used to describe surface in Treatment Plan and Treatment.

The Mesial is situated towards the centre/middle surface of the mouth

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Labial

The letter [L] is used to describe surface in Treatment Plan and Treatment.

The Labial is situated on the surface near the lips.

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Buccal

The letter [B] is used to describe surface in Treatment Plan and Treatment.

The Buccal is situated towards the surface facing cheeks for premolar and molar teeth only

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Palatal

The letter [P] is used to describe surface in Treatment Plan and Treatment.

The Palatal is situated towards the surface facing the palate. Upper teeth only.

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Lingual

The letter [L] is used to describe surface in Treatment Plan and Treatment.

The Lingual is situated towards the surface facing the tongue. Lower teeth only

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Incisal

The letter [I] is used to describe surface in Treatment Plan and Treatment.

The Incisal is situated on the cutting edge surface.

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Occlusal

The letter [O] is used to describe surface in Treatment Plan and Treatment.

The Occlusal is situated on the chewing surface, for premolar and molar teeth only.

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