Types of Dentitions
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Types of Dentitions

Deciduous Dentition

Oral Anatomy

Types of Dentitions

 

Monophyodont

  • Presence of only one set of dentition for entire life
  • Ex: Sheep and Goat

Diphyodont

  • Presence of two sets of dentition
  • Ex: Human beings

Polyphyodont

  • Presence of more than two  sets of dentition
  • Ex: Shark

Homodont

  • All the teeth have same shape without distinctions such as molars 

Heterodont

  • Presence of different groups of teeth

Haplodent

  • Seen in reptiles like crocodiles
  • Simplest cone form of teeth with single root
  • Only simple hinge movements of jaws are seen

Bunodont

  • Primitive type of teeth seen in primates like cats, dogs, etc.
  • Contains simple conical cusps

Tritubercular stage

  • Three cusps are arranged in triangle form

Quadritubercular stage

  • 4th cusp is formed and an occlusal contact relationship between the upper and lower jaws is established

Triconodont

  • Seen in early mammals
  • Three cusps are arranged in line with the largest cusp in the center.
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