Acta Stereologica Acta Stereologica -  Volume 1 (1982)  Number 2 - Stereology 82 - Sheffield - Dec. 1982 

A three dimensional assessment of dental asymmetry in human maxillary first premolar teeth

Sivapragasam Sri-Skanda
The London Hospital Medical College, Department of Dental Anatomy, Turner Street, London E1 2AD, England
John Gerald Clement
The London Hospital Medical College, Department of Dental Anatomy, Turner Street, London E1 2AD, England
Eric Dykes
The London Hospital Medical College, Department of Dental Anatomy, Turner Street, London E1 2AD, England

Abstract

In previous studies dental asymmetry was assessed from two dimensional measurements made on teeth. To describe dental asymmetry better, this study extends the measurements to three dimensions. Five contralateral pairs of extracted human maxillary first premolar teeth were investigated. The asymmetry is described in terms of difference in volumes of the contralateral pairs of teeth and their major components viz. enamel, dentine and pulp. An asymmetry was observed in enamel, dentine and pulp. However, the asymmetry was greater in enamel than in any of the other components. Some evidence to suggest that the local environmental conditions contribute in bringing about the dental asymmetry is discussed.

To cite this article

Sivapragasam Sri-Skanda, John Gerald Clement & Eric Dykes, «A three dimensional assessment of dental asymmetry in human maxillary first premolar teeth», Acta Stereologica [En ligne], Volume 1 (1982), Number 2 - Stereology 82 - Sheffield - Dec. 1982, 297-304 URL : https://popups.ulg.ac.be/0351-580x/index.php?id=4459.