Tooth 6 Eruption: What to Expect and When to See a Dentist

The tooth number system was designed to provide a standard for dental communication and identification. The way we offer unique numbers, names, or codes for identification. It became easy for dentists to maintain the records of their patients with reference to a tooth number. 

Other types of tooth numbering systems are used around the globe. The Universal Numbering System (also known as the American System) and the FDI World Dental Federation notation (also known as the ISO System) provide unique numbers or codes for each tooth.

All the teeth, with their scientific names and purposes, are completely discussed on our website.

What is Tooth 6 Called?

Tooth 6 is basically one of the four pointy teeth on the upper and lower jaws, with 2 each on both sides of the incisors. The name of tooth number 6 is cuspid or canine, also called fangs or eye teeth when talking about upper canines. They are called “eye teeth” because of their closeness to the eye sockets. The origin of the name canine is the pointy shape of the teeth, which resemble dogs’ teeth. Just check the cuspid teeth details here.

Tooth Number 6 Location

Tooth 6 is maxillary canine present in the upper right quadrant. Tooth 6 is between tooth number 7 which is lateral incisor and tooth number 5 which is premolar in the upper right quadrant.

tooth 6 (1st canine)

Tooth 6 is the number for first canine in universal tooth numbering system. While FDI and Palmer has a different numbers for tooth number 6, given below:

  • FDI number for tooth 6: The number 13 is assigned to tooth number 6 in FDI dental numbering system
  • Plamer number for tooth 6: The number 3 is assigned to tooth number 6 in Palmer dental numbering system

The Canine Teeth Purpose Including Tooth Number 6

The canine teeth human function of tooth number 6 along with the other three pointy teeth, is to tear food. Canines have the single longest root. The canines also form the corners of your mouth. Helps guide the upper and lower jaws to position themselves properly while closing the mouth. They also contribute to the smile on your face, as they give an aesthetic feel to your mouth.

Canine Eruption Age and Development

The eruption of canines occurs after the eruption of incisors but before the premolars. The eruption age of the canines is 11-12  and replaces the primary canines normally called “baby canines” or “deciduous canines”. The age at which baby canines fall out is between 9 and 12 years. 

The pattern of eruptions is not the same for everyone. It may vary depending on genetic, and environmental factors.

Permanent Canine Eruption Age

The permanent canine eruption age, or maxillary canine eruption age, can vary between individuals. The eruption age for the upper canine, which is the maxillary canine, is basically 11-12 years. Age 9-12 includes the eruption of the upper and lower jaw canines.

Tooth 6Eruption Age
Baby tooth eruption age16-12 months
Permanent tooth eruption age11-12 years
Tooth 6 Eruption Age

Is Tooth Number 6 Anterior or Posterior?

Anterior are the teeth, which include incisors and canines both from the upper jaw (maxillary) and the lower jaw (mandibular). The incisors are the front four teeth from both the upper and lower jaws.

teeth 6 anterior

So if we are talking about teeth 6, which is the first canine tooth in the universal tooth numbering system, it is also the first in the anterior teeth. The anterior teeth are highly visible when smiling and are essential for maintaining a balanced and esthetically pleasing smile

Tooth Number 6 Extraction

Tooth number 6 extraction is a procedure to remove the canine(tooth number 6) performed by a dentist and oral surgeon by giving anesthesia to the patient for their comfort and avoid severe pain during procedure. The extraction procedure can be done for so many reasons like tooth decay, irreparable damage, and to fix overcrowded teeth.

6th Number Tooth Decay

Tooth number 6, which is the first of the canines, When we talk about the decay of the teeth. There is almost the same reason behind the decay of the teeth. The very common and general reasons for decay are:

  • The attack of bacteria is due to poor hygiene and improper brushing.
  • More sugar consumption and an acidic diet can cause tooth decay.
  • A dry mouth or low saliva can also cause tooth decay.
  • Poor dental care or treatment can also cause tooth decay.

Tooth decay can cause severe pain or infections in your mouth. Tooth 6 can reduce or even force you to stop anything as you won’t be able to tear the food. The pain also prevents you from eating any kind of food except liquid. Or the worst situation occurs when your canine also becomes sensitive and you are not even able to consume the liquid food.

Preventing Tooth Decay

The very basic and easy steps that we will list to help you prevent tooth number 6 decay are:

  • Work on proper hygiene. Brush your teeth properly for a little while with fluoride toothpaste. 
  • Work on your diet, and always go for healthy foods with a lower acidic percentage. Limit sugar in your diet.
  • Try to avoid snacks or excessive snacks. 
  • Go for dental check-ups if you feel anything unusual in your jaws, or go for regular dental check-ups every few months.
  • To avoid mouth dryness, drink as much water as possible.

Implant Bridge for Missing Tooth Number 6

6th Tooth implant bridge is the procedure of replacing the upper right quadrant canine using dental implants. The Implant bridge procedure is to create a restoration for the canine tooth to reassure its proper functionality and apperance.

implant bridge

6th Tooth implant bridge involves steps listed below:

  • The first step is to place dental implants, which involves surgical procedure to place artificial roots in jawbone in place of tooth number 6 root.
  • After dental implant placement, healing period is very important so the artificial root can submerge with the other jawbone.
  • A support usually called abutements plays very cruicial role as a connector above gumline for implant bridges support.
  • The bridge construction involves an artificial tooth pontic to cover the gap of tooth 6 and the crowns on either sides. And give a proper natural look to the teeth.
  • The finished implant bridge is then attached to the abutments. The crowns on the bridge are then secured to the abutments, making a stable, fixed restoration that essentially replaces tooth number 6.

6 Tooth Bridge Implant Cost

The cost of a bridge implant for tooth number 6 can vary based on where you live, how complicated the case is, what materials are used, and which dentist or dentist office you go to. Also, the price can be different from one place or country to another.

  • In the USA, the cost of a bridge implant can range from $3,000 to $6,000 or more per implant.
  • In the UK, bridge implant cost can range from £2,000 to £4,500 or more per implant.