Published on July 1, 2022, Updated on September 12, 2022
Bicuspids are permanent teeth that are located in the space between the canine teeth (cuspids) in the front of the mouth and the molars in the rear of the mouth. Bicuspid teeth are often referred to as premolar teeth because of their location in the mouth before the molars. The word “bicuspid” refers to teeth that have two points or cusps on the crown of the tooth; the prefix “bi” implies that there are two of these points. The term “bicuspid” may also apply to teeth that have two points or cusps on the root of the tooth.
Are Bicuspids Permanent Teeth?
Yes. There is a gap in your mouth between the molars in the back of your mouth and the canine teeth in the front of your mouth where you may develop permanent teeth known as bicuspids. The teeth that make way for bicuspids often fall out somewhere between the ages of 12 and 13, which is considered to be a normal time for this process.
Why Do We Have Bicuspid Teeth?
Because the bicuspid teeth have a bigger surface area for biting and chewing, it is more simpler for someone with these teeth to consume almost any kind of food. These teeth are very important in the mouth since they, like the canines and the molars, share specific characteristics.
Does Everyone Have Bicuspid Teeth?
Yes. Every single individual has a pair of teeth called bicuspids. Sealants are often applied to a person’s teeth while they are in their early teenage years in order to reduce the risk of tooth decay by as much as 80 percent. Many dentists prescribe this preventative measure. When children are still in their early teens, sealants are first introduced.