Dental and Tooth Medical Illustrations
We create and supply medical illustrations covering the subject of dental illustration and tooth illustration. Our range of samples is aimed to demonstrate to clients that they can be confident when commission our dental illustrations; for use within marketing materials for industries developing dental products, advertising and marketing dental products, for use in patient education by individual dental surgeons, dental images needed for inclusion in clinical publications, teaching manuals, educational websites for dentistry, advertising dental care products, dental supplies.
Facts about Dental Anatomy
Dentistry will often refer to the temporamandibular joint due to the fact that it is involved with the movement of the jaw, therefore a very applicable anatomical area. Issues with pain and disorders of the jaw, dentists believe are symptoms that arise from problems with the muscles of the jaw or with the parts of the TMJ joint itself.
The structure of the temporamandibular joint or TMJ is a ginglymoarthrodial joint, referring to its dual compartment structure and this means it is a hinge and gliding joint. The two TMJ’s work in unison either side of the jaw. Located in front of the ear where the skull and lower jaw meet they are the most constantly used joints in the body. The joints are flexible, allowing the jaw to move smoothly up and down and side to side enabling the action of chewing and talking for example. Muscles attached to and surrounding jaw joint control the position and movement.
Adult teeth or permanent teeth are made up of 32 permanent teeth, 8 on each side of each dental arch, (maxillary teeth) and bottom (mandibular teeth). 2 incisors referred to as (I1-2), 1 canine referred to as (C) and 2 premolars referred to as (PM1-2) and 3 molars referred to as (M1-3).