facial skeleton

Maxilla

Maxilla The structure indicated is the maxilla bone. The skull consists of the calvaria which contains the brain, and the facial skeleton, also known as the viscerocranium. The facial skeleton consists of the following bones: Nasal bones Lacrimal bones Palatine bones Zygomatic bones Maxillae Inferior nasal conchae Vomer The maxillae (plural) are paired bones which are located between the orbit and the upper teeth, forming the upper part of the jaw. The maxilla consists of four processes: Zygomatic process – sticks out laterally to articulate with zygomatic bone Frontal process – projects superiorly and articulates with frontal bone Alveolar process …

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Maxilla

Nasal Bone

Nasal Bone The structure indicated is the nasal bone of the facial skeleton. The skull consists of the calvaria (the part which contains the brain), and the facial skeleton (viscerocranium) which forms the anterior and inferior part of the skull. The facial skeleton consists of the following bones: Nasal bones Lacrimal bones Palatine bones Zygomatic bones Maxillae bones Inferior nasal conchae Vomer There are two paired nasal bones. The nasal bone has four articulations: Frontal bone (superiorly) Ethmoid bone (posteriorly) Maxillae (laterally) Nasal bone (medially) Learn more about the anatomy of the facial skeleton in this tutorial.
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