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Dentitions

Overview of Dentitions, A114, Module 1

QuestionAnswer
Function of Incisors cutting
Function of Canines grasping
Function of Premolars holding or grinding
Function of Molars chewing or grinding
Primary dentition deciduous teeth (baby teeth), 20 teeth total
Permanent dentition succedaneous teeth (adult teeth) 32 teeth total
Mixed dentition mouth has both deciduous and succedaneous teeth
Occlusion the manner in which the upper and lower teeth come together when the mouth is closed
Anterior teeth incisors, canines (teeth in front of mouth)
Maxilla upper jaw
Mandible lower jaw
Quadrant 1/4 of dentition
Sextant 1/6 of dentition
Mesial surface surface of tooth toward midline
Distal surface surface of tooth distant of midline
Masticatory surface chewing surface
Interproximal space area between adjacent tooth surfaces
Embrasure triangular space in gingival direction between the proximal surfaces of two adjoining teeth in contact
Centric Occlusion maximum contact between the occluding surfaces of maxillary and mandibular teeth
Functional Occlusion teeth contact during biting and chewing
Curve of Spee curvature formed by maxillary and mandibular arches in occlusion
Posterior Teeth Premolars, Molars (teeth in back of mouth)
Created by: baipaint