Teeth Numbers and Names Chart

“Distal occlusion in piece 23” and “resin for change in piece 48” are phrases frequently heard when consulting the dentist to find out the condition of your oral health.

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What does Dental Teeth Numbers chart show?

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Dental teeth numbering, using a table or dental chart, records information on specific teeth. The numbering system makes it possible to identify and classify the diagnosis or condition of a dental piece.

Worldwide, there are several tooth numbering systems:

– Zsigmondy-Palmer – Universal numbering system – Numbering of the FDI – System Victor Haderup

The universal teeth numbering system

In 1882, the German Julius Parreidt proposed a universal numbering system that designates primary and permanent teeth differently. This is the system that has been accepted by the American Dental Association (ADA).

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Names of Permanent Teeth

Teeth are numbered in order from 1 to 32, starting from the posterior area of ​​the first (upper right) quadrant. The third molar (wisdom tooth or wisdom tooth) is number 1 in the sequence.

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