Both baby and permanent teeth have fairly well-defined times of eruption. The ages listed are the typical ages that permanent teeth fully emerge.
|TYPE OF TOOTH||UPPER TOOTH ERUPTS BY||LOWER TOOTH ERUPTS BY|
|Central incisor||7-8 years||6-7 years|
|Lateral incisor||8-9 years||7-8 years|
|Canine (Cuspid)||11-12 years||9-10 years|
|First premolar (first bicuspid)||10-11 years||10-12 years|
|Second premolar (second bicuspid)||10-12 years||11-12 years|
|First molar||6-7 years||6-7 years|
|Second molar||12-13 years||11-13 years|
|Third molar (wisdom teeth)||17-21 years||17-21 years|
Review Date 1/24/2022
Updated by: Michael Kapner, DDS, General Dentistry, Norwalk Medical Center, Norwalk CT. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.