Get more insight about parts and structures of your teeth by learning through this collection of printable diagrams of teeth that we have collected in the finest quality! Take a look at the first teeth diagram showing the teeth structures and the numbers below.
A normal adult mouth has 32 teeth, which (except for wisdom teeth) have erupted by about age 13. Teeth are classified into four major groups: incisors, canines, premolars, and molars. Even though babies are born without teeth, but grow a temporary set of twenty deciduous teeth (eight incisors, four canines, and eight molars) between the ages of six months and three years. In the following diagram of teeth, you can see that the roots of teeth are embedded in the maxilla (upper jaw) or the mandible (lower jaw) and are covered by gums. The tooth has two anatomical parts. The crown of a tooth is that part of the tooth which is covered with enamel and this is the part usually visible in the mouth. More teeth diagrams are available below.
Primary teeth start to form during the embryo phase and erupt during infancy (from 6 months to 3 years). On the other hand, the first permanent teeth appear around the age of 6. Incisors are chisel-shaped teeth found in the front of the mouth and have a flat apical surface for cutting food into smaller bits. Meanwhile, canine teeth, also known as cuspids, are sharply pointed, cone-shaped teeth that are used for ripping tough material like meat. Premolars (bicuspids) and molars are large, flat-surfaced teeth found in the back of the mouth. Peaks and valleys on the flat apical surface of premolars and molars are used for chewing and grinding food into tiny pieces.
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