Functions of teeth
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Functions of teeth


Oral Anatomy

Function of Teeth

  • The teeth form a part of a part of the masticatory apparatus and are fixed to the jaw.
  • The permanent teeth are 32 in number and consists of 2 incisors, 1 canine, 2 premolars and 3 molars in each half of each jaw.
  • The shape of a tooth is adapted to its function
  • The incisors are cutting teeth
  • The canines help in holding and tearing teeth.
  • Molars and premolars help in mastication, they are grinding teeth. 
  • Teeth also helps in speech
  • Teeth provide support to the muscles of face and help to provide the shape of face.
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