Primary and Mixed Dentition Study Guide

Primary Dentition

Permanent Dentition

Makes up primary dentition vs permanent dentition

Mixed dentition

Important functions of the primary dentition

Problems that can occur from premature loss of primary teeth

Eruption pattern for Primary Dentition

Eruption pattern for permanent dentition

Time ranges for crown and root formation for primary and permanent teeth

Order of eruption for primary and permanent teeth

Dentition traits that differentiate primary from permanent teeth

Class traits that distinguish the primary incisors, canines, and molars

Size and shape of primary tooth pulp chambers

Universal, Palmer, and International Numbering systems to identify primary vs. permanent teeth present in the mouth with mixed dentition

Estimate “dental age” of a person by studying their mixed dentition