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Bicuspid - Glossary Definition of Dental Term

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Updated: April 24, 2008

Definition: The two smaller teeth in front of the molars that are used for chewing.

Instead of having four cusps (pointed areas) like a molar, bicuspids only have two cusps. Adults have a total of eight bicuspids - two on the lower right, two on the lower left, two on the upper right and two on the upper left.

Pronunciation: Bi-cusp-ids
Also Known As: Premolars

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