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Root Canal Anatomy of Maxillary and Mandibular Teeth

  • Marco A. VersianiEmail author
  • Mário R. Pereira
  • Jesus D. Pécora
  • Manoel D. Sousa-Neto
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Abstract

It is a common knowledge that a comprehensive understanding of the complexity of the internal anatomy of teeth is imperative to ensure successful root canal treatment. The significance of canal anatomy has been emphasized by studies demonstrating that variations in canal geometry before cleaning, shaping, and obturation procedures had a greater effect on the outcome than the techniques themselves. In recent years, significant technological advances for imaging teeth, such as CBCT and micro-CT, respectively, have been introduced. Their noninvasive nature allows to perform in vivo anatomical studies using large populations to address the influence of several variables such as ethnicity, aging, gender, and others, on the root canal anatomy, as well as to evaluate, quantitatively and/or qualitatively, specific and fine anatomical features of a tooth group. The purpose of this chapter is to summarize the morphological aspects of the root canal anatomy published in the literature of all groups of teeth and illustrate with three-dimensional images acquired from micro-CT technology.

Keywords

CBCT Dental anatomy Maxillary teeth Mandibular teeth Micro-CT Root canal 

Supplementary material

Mandibular first molar (AVI 34807 kb)

Mandibular first premolar (AVI 29506 kb)

Mandibular second molar (AVI 38845 kb)

Mandibular second premolar (AVI 37587 kb)

Mandibular canine (AVI 30171 kb)

Mandibular central incisor (AVI 33563 kb)

Mandibular lateral incisor (AVI 29865 kb)

Maxillary first molar (AVI 34507 kb)

Maxillar first premolar (AVI 31940 kb)

Maxillary second molar (AVI 37785 kb)

Maxillar second premolar (AVI 36963 kb)

Maxillary canine (AVI 34163 kb)

Maxillary central incisor (AVI 30975 kb)

Maxillary lateral incisor (AVI 31388 kb)

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marco A. Versiani
    • 1
    Email author
  • Mário R. Pereira
    • 2
    • 3
  • Jesus D. Pécora
    • 1
  • Manoel D. Sousa-Neto
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Restorative Dentistry, Dental School of Ribeirão PretoUniversity of São PauloSão PauloBrazil
  2. 2.Faculty of Dental Medicine, Department of EndodonticsUniversity of LisbonLisbonPortugal
  3. 3.Department of EndodonticsISCSEMAlmadaPortugal

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