Dentary (Mandible)

(Lateral view)

The dentary is formed by the fusion of two bones. Seven teeth are located on each side of the dentary (3 incisors, a canine, 2 premolars and 1 molar ).

The condyloid process is the point of articulation with the mandibular fossa of the temporal bone.

Extending above the condyloid process is the coronoid process, which serves as a point of attachment for muscles that function in closing the mouth. The large indented area on the lateral surface of the jaw below the coronoid process provides an additional point of attachment for these muscles.

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