Chapter 12 Tooth Morphology. Copyright 2003, Elsevier Science (USA).
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There is a certain amount of variation among individual teeth. Every tooth may not meet all the criteria for identification. By understanding the characteristics of each tooth, you will be able to differentiate among teeth, as well as between the left teeth and the right teeth in any particular group.
Table 12-1 provides general guidelines for tooth identification.
Fig. 12-21 Buccal views of maxillary right third molars. A, First molar. B, Second molar. C, Third molar. Notice how the roots tend to be closer together when the molars are farther distally. Third molar roots are often fused.