To help make the previous page of information more understandable, I want to go over the teeth that will be found in any given quadrant. To do this, let's take a look at the teeth that are found in quadrant 1. Remember, each quadrant will have similar findings, but we are only looking at quadrant 1 in this example.
Starting with the most posterior tooth of the right side of the maxillary arch and working forward, we will have the following teeth in a primary dentition:
Now let's do the same thing for the permanent dentition. Starting with the most posterior tooth of the right side of the maxillary arch and working forward, we will have the following teeth:
Here are some things to learn about the primary and permanent dentitions from the above tables / pictures:
- There are 5 primary and 8 permanent teeth in any given quadrant.
- When naming a primary tooth, we must always include the word "primary".
- When naming a permanent tooth, we do not include the word "permanent".
Here is another activity to make sure you are doing okay with this material:
This activity will require that you put a lot of things together that we have talked about, but will also make you really think!