Basic Terminology

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Dentition: The teeth present in the mouth.

Maxilla: The upper jaw.

Maxillary teeth: The 16 teeth present in the upper jaw.

Mandible: The lower jaw.

Mandibular teeth:
The 16 teeth present in the lower jaw.

Permanent Dentition

Permanent dentition (adult dentition): The permanent teeth in the mouth, comprised of 32 total teeth, 16 upper and 16 lower. These are the second set of teeth to develop.


Anterior: Referring to teeth and tissues located towards the front of the mouth. Anterior teeth include upper and lower incisors and canines.


Posterior: Referring to teeth and tissues towards the back of the mouth (distal to the canines), including premolars and molars.

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