Premolars

Some articles on premolar, premolars:

Dental Anatomy - Distinguishing Characteristics of Teeth - Premolar - Maxillary Second Premolar
... The maxillary second premolar is the tooth located laterally from both the maxillary first premolars of the mouth but mesially from both maxillary first molars ... The function of this premolar is similar to that of first molars in regard to grinding being the principal action during chewing ... There are two cusps on maxillary second premolars, but both of them are less sharp than those of the maxillary first premolars ...
Mandibular First Premolar
... The mandibular first premolar is the tooth located laterally (away from the midline of the face) from both the mandibular canines of the mouth but mesial (toward the midline of the face) from ... The function of this premolar is similar to that of canines in regard to tearing being the principal action during mastication, commonly known as chewing ... Mandibular first premolars have two cusps ...
Dental Anatomy - Identification - Nomenclature
... that replace primary teeth (incisors, canines, and premolars of the permanent dentition) ... There are four classes of teeth incisors, canines, premolars, and molars ... Premolars are found only in permanent teeth there are no premolars in deciduous teeth ...
Dental Anatomy - Distinguishing Characteristics of Teeth - Premolar
... Premolars are found distal to canines and mesial to molars ... They are divided into first and second premolars ... The functions of premolars vary ...
Premolar
... The premolar teeth are transitional teeth located between the canine and molar teeth ... In humans, there are two premolars per quadrant, making eight premolars total in the mouth ... Premolars can be considered as a 'transitional tooth' during chewing, or mastication ...