Published on June 30, 2022, Updated on September 12, 2022
The twelve incisors, commonly known as front teeth, are called “anterior teeth” and are positioned in the front of the mouth. In addition to the lateral incisors, these teeth also consist of the cuspid, mandibular, and maxillary incisors. The anterior teeth are primarily responsible for chopping and tearing food into digestible pieces.
What is the Anterior Side of Teeth?
The upper and lower teeth closest to the front of the mouth are referred to as the anterior teeth. Your front teeth are the ones that are visible whenever you talk or smile because of their position at the front of your mouth.
How many Anterior Teeth are in a Permanent Dentition?
The front permanent dentition of the mouth is comprised of a total of twelve anterior teeth. The anterior teeth consist of the canines, also known as cuspids, lateral incisors, maxillary and mandibular central incisors, and maxillary and mandibular central incisors.