Anatomy Monday: Zygomatic Bone


Now that you know how to identify the zygomatic process of the maxilla it’s very easy to find the zygomatic bone.  The zygomatic bone presents as a well-defined radiopaque area directly lateral/distal to the zygomatic process of the maxilla.

zygomatic bone periapical radiograph

Periapical radiographs – zygomatic bone noted with yellow.

Pantomographs - inferior border of the right zygomatic bone noted with yellow line.

Pantomographs – inferior border of the right zygomatic bone noted with yellow line.

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