permanent toothmedical dictionary

One of the 32 teeth belonging to the second or permanent dentition; eruption of the permanent teeth begins from the fifth to the seventh year, and is not completed until the seventeenth to the twenty-third year, when the last of the wisdom teeth appears.

Synonyms: dens permanens, dens succedaneus, second tooth, secondary dentition, succedaneous dentition, succedaneous tooth.

(05 Mar 2000)