Dental Anatomy: Form and Function of Teeth
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Dental Anatomy: Form and Function of Teeth

Learn about the form and function of primary and permanent teeth, including dental terminology, tooth identification systems, eruption dates, and sequences. This topic is essential for students pursuing a career in dentistry.

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What is the function of the central incisor?

Mastication and esthetic

Which tooth has the longest crown among all human teeth?

Maxillary central incisor

Which aspect of the maxillary central incisor has trapezoidal outlines on the facial and lingual aspects?

Facial and lingual

Where are the contact areas located on the crown of the maxillary central incisor?

<p>Near the MI angle and near the junction of I &amp; M 1/3</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which aspect of the maxillary central incisor has a triangular outline with the base placed labially and apex lingually?

<p>Lingual aspect</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which type of teeth are used for cutting food and have a single cusp?

<p>Canines</p> Signup and view all the answers

How many maxillary incisors are there in total?

<p>Four</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the function of premolars in the dental arch?

<p>Crushing and grinding food</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which teeth are used for cutting and slicing food into smaller pieces?

<p>Incisors</p> Signup and view all the answers

In the context of tooth identification systems, what does 'C' represent?

<p>Canines</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the function of the maxillary central incisor?

<p>Mastication and esthetic</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which aspect of the maxillary central incisor has trapezoidal outlines on the facial and lingual aspects?

<p>Facial</p> Signup and view all the answers

Where are the contact areas located on the crown of the maxillary central incisor?

<p>Near the MI angle</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which tooth has the longest crown among all human teeth?

<p>Maxillary central incisor</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the geometric outline of the crown on the lingual aspect of the maxillary central incisor?

<p>Convex incisally</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the function of permanent premolars in the dental arch?

<p>Cutting and slicing food into smaller pieces</p> Signup and view all the answers

In the context of tooth identification systems, what does 'P' represent?

<p>Premolars</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which tooth has the longest crown among all human teeth?

<p>Maxillary first molar</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the function of the central incisor?

<p>Cutting and slicing food into smaller pieces</p> Signup and view all the answers

Where are the contact areas located on the crown of the maxillary central incisor?

<p>Incisal third</p> Signup and view all the answers

Study Notes

Functions of Teeth

  • The central incisor is used for cutting food.
  • Premolars are used for crushing and tearing food in the dental arch.

Characteristics of Maxillary Central Incisor

  • The maxillary central incisor has a triangular outline with the base placed labially and apex lingually on the proximal aspect.
  • The facial and lingual aspects of the maxillary central incisor have trapezoidal outlines.
  • The contact areas are located on the mesial and distal surfaces of the crown.
  • The lingual aspect of the maxillary central incisor has a triangular geometric outline.

Tooth Identification

  • In tooth identification systems, 'C' represents canines and 'P' represents premolars.

Tooth Characteristics

  • The maxillary central incisor has the longest crown among all human teeth.
  • The maxillary central incisor is a type of incisor, which has a single cusp and is used for cutting food.
  • There are a total of 8 maxillary incisors (4 upper and 4 lower).

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