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Cusp (dentistry)

  A cusp is an occlusal or incisal eminence on a tooth.

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Canine teeth, otherwise known as cuspids, each possess a single cusp, while premolars, otherwise known as bicuspids, possess two each. Molars normally possess either four or five cusps. Maxillary molars, especially first molars, will generally possess a fifth cusp situated on the mesiolingual cusp known as the Cusp of Carabelli.


  • Ash, Major M.; Nelson, Stanley. WHEELER'S DENTAL ANATOMY, PHYSIOLOGY AND OCCLUSION, 8th edition.

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