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Secondary dentition

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Definition

noun

The set of secondary or permanent teeth, including two incisors, one cuspid, two premolars and three molars in each (of the four) mouth quadrant(s).


Supplement

In humans there are two dentitions, the primary and secondary. The primary dentition (which started to erupt around six months of age) will eventually be shed and replaced by permanent teeth from about six years of age until seventeen to twenty-one years of age.


Synonym: permanent dentition

Compare: primary dentition, mixed dentition