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How many permanent teeth does an adult have, and what are they called?

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The adult mouth contains 32 permanent teeth. They are:

  • 4 third molars (also called wisdom teeth)
  • 4 second molars (also called 12-year molars)
  • 4 first molars (also called 6-year molars)
  • 4 second bicuspids (also called second premolars)
  • 4 first bicuspids (also called first premolars)
  • 4 cuspids (also called canine or eye teeth)
  • 4 lateral incisors
  • 4 central incisors

From: Your Teeth From Birth to Adulthood WebMD Medical Reference

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American Dental Association.

Reviewed by Michael Friedman on October 9, 2019

SOURCE: 

American Dental Association.

Reviewed by Michael Friedman on October 9, 2019

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