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How does maxilla play a role in jaw?
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
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In brief: Upper jaw
The maxilla is the upper jaw, housing the upper teeth.
The mandible is the lower jaw, housing the lower teeth, and the lower "ball" of the jaw joint.

In brief: Upper jaw
The maxilla is the upper jaw, housing the upper teeth.
The mandible is the lower jaw, housing the lower teeth, and the lower "ball" of the jaw joint.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Dr. Louis Gallia
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Dr. Kevin Windisch
Pediatrics
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In brief: It forms the joint
The maxilla holds the upper teeth and provides occlusion for the lower teeth.
It also forms the TMJ joint with the mandible.

In brief: It forms the joint
The maxilla holds the upper teeth and provides occlusion for the lower teeth.
It also forms the TMJ joint with the mandible.
Dr. Kevin Windisch
Dr. Kevin Windisch
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Temporal bone actually forms the upper component of the TMJ joint.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Actually, the temporal bone forms upper component of TMJ joint. TEMPOROmandibular joint.
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