Dental anatomy , the anterior region

Dental anatomy , the anterior region
The anterior dental region is formed by the central and lateral incisors and the canines. The incisors are the first teeth to make contact with the food and are designed to cut it; they are also involved in the articulation of sounds. The temporary teeth of this region are usually replaced between 7 and 8 years of age. There are four canine teeth, two per dental arch, following the incisors. They have the shape of a wedge with two faces and a vertex. These teeth have very strong roots and are very important not only in feeding but also in mandibular dynamics. They usually erupt between 10 and 13 years of age. Both the incisors and the canines have a single root. The anterior region is vital in the movements of disocclusion (6)(7).

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