Primary and Permanent Dentitions: Characteristics and Differences

  • Vanessa P. P. Costa
  • Ingrid Q. D. de Queiroz
  • Érica N. Lia


The aim of this chapter is to present the anatomical characteristics and differences between the primary and permanent dentitions. The chapter also discusses the main dental anatomy implications with respect to primary teeth on restorative procedures such as difficulties of isolation with rubber dam, materials adhesion, risk of cervical wall loss during cavity preparation/cleaning, longevity of restorations, and risk of pulp exposure.


Morphology Dentition Child Dental restoration 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Vanessa P. P. Costa
    • 1
  • Ingrid Q. D. de Queiroz
    • 2
  • Érica N. Lia
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Faculty of Health ScienceUniversity of BrasíliaBrasíliaBrazil
  2. 2.Post-Graduate Program in DentistryUniversity of BrasíliaBrasíliaBrazil

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