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Succedaneous dentition

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The set of second teeth replacing the deciduous teeth of humans and mammals.


In humans there are two dentitions, the primary and secondary. The primary dentition starts to erupt around six months of age and predominates until about 6 years when the deciduous teeth start to shed and replaced by a second and final set of permanent teeth.

Synonym: permanent dentition

Compare: primary dentition, mixed dentition