Dental Anatomy: Canines

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How many cusps does a canine tooth have?

One

What is the function of the upper (maxillary) canine tooth?

Holding and tearing food as well as esthetic

How many lobes does the upper (maxillary) canine tooth have?

Four

Where does the upper canine make contact mesially?

With the distal surface of the lateral incisors

What is the geometrical outline of the crown of a canine tooth?

Trapezoid

How many cusp slopes does each cusp of a canine tooth have?

Two

What is the function of the upper (maxillary) canine tooth?

Holding and tearing food as well as esthetic

How many lobes does the upper (maxillary) canine tooth have?

Four

What is the geometrical outline of the crown of a canine tooth?

Trapezoid

How many roots does the upper (maxillary) canine tooth have?

One

What is the function of the longest root of the upper (maxillary) canine?

Anchorage in the bone

How many surfaces does the upper (maxillary) canine tooth have, including the incisal aspect?

Four

What is the chronological order of the appearance of the dental organ, enamel completion, eruption, and root completion for the upper (maxillary) canine?

4-5 months, 6 m.i.u, 6-7 years, 11-12 years

What is the relationship of the upper canine with the lateral incisors and 1st premolar mesially and distally?

Mesially with the distal surface of the lateral incisors and distally with the mesial surface of the 1st premolar

What is the geometric outline of the crown of the upper (maxillary) canine tooth?

Trapezoid - short side cervically, long side incisally

Test your knowledge of dental anatomy with this quiz about canines, also known as cuspids. Learn about their unique features and functions in the mouth.

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