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Dental Morphology and Occlusion

in front of the mouth and are used for gnawing and grooming Incisors
distal to the incisors, very long and used for grasping and tearing canines
cheek teeth, are used for shearing and grinding premolars and molars
Brachyodont teeth short crown height and do not continue to grow once they have erupted
Brachyodont teeth humans, carnivores, pigs
Hypsodont teeth long crown height and continue to erupt for most the animal's life
Hypsodont teeth horses, and cheek teeth of ruminants
Diphyodonts have two sets of teeth, baby teeth followed by permanent
Diphyodonts mammals
Dogs permanent teeth 2*(3I/3I,1C/1C,4P/4P,2M/3M)=42
Cat permanent teeth 2*(3I/3I,1C/1C,3P/2P,1M/1M)=30
Cats are missing which maxillary premolars? first maxillary premolar
Cats have what maxillary premolars? second, third, and fourth maxillary premolars
Cats are missing what mandibular premolars? first,second
Cats have what mandibular premolars? third,fourth
Created by: vettech2009