When Will The Adult Teeth Come In?

Chesapeake VA Pediatric DentistIt’s normal to wonder when your child’s smile will transition. Just keep in mind that the guidelines given here aren’t hard-and-fast rules. There’s still room for variation with each child’s unique genetic timetable.

Permanent Upper Teeth Eruption Schedule

Central incisor, 7-8 years of age

Lateral incisor, 8-9 years

Cuspid (“eye teeth”), 11-12 years

First bicuspid, 10-11 years

Second bicuspid, 10-12 years

First molar, 6-7 years

Second molar, 12-13 years

Wisdom tooth, 17-21 years

Permanent Lower Teeth Eruption Schedule

Central incisor, 6-7 years

Lateral incisor, 7-8 years

Cuspid, 9-10 years

First bicuspid, 10-12 years

Second bicuspid, 11-12 years

First molar, 6-7 years

Second molar, 11-13 years

Wisdom tooth, 17-21 years

How Long After the Baby Tooth Is Gone?

Once a baby tooth is out of the way, it’s just a matter of time before the adult one comes in. Permanent teeth could show up as soon as a week later. At the most, it may take six months.

But it’s a different story if a baby tooth comes out prematurely.

Tooth decay or an accident could result in the early loss of a baby tooth. It could be so early, in fact, that the adult tooth won’t show up for years.

At that point, your child may end up needing a space maintainer – a device that keeps the surrounding teeth from shifting into the open gap. This will save an opening for the adult tooth when it arrives.

Pediatric Dentistry in Chesapeake

We welcome patients of all ages here at Center for Restorative, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry. If you have any questions or concerns about your child’s smile development, contact us right away for an appointment.

Posted on behalf of the Center for Restorative, Cosmetic, and Implant Dentistry