Dental nomenclatures in Dentistry are used to save time when referring to a particular tooth. Different systems are used as a simple and effective way of naming the dentition, both temporary and permanent.
The two most used nomenclatures are the International Nomenclature and the Nomenclature of E.E.U.U.
These are of which we will be speaking on this Website.
International Nomenclature (F.D.I)
International Nomenclature: This was created by F.D.I (INTERNATIONAL DENTAL FEDERATION) which divides dental structures into an occlusal plane, dividing it into four segments from the midline. And counts from right to left in the shape of a clock's hand; But we must take into account that for naming the teeth is taken as a reference the aforementioned medium line backwards.
EXAMPLE: INCISIVE SIDE SUPERIOR RIGHT IN THIS NOMENCLATURE IS: 1.2 (FIRST MENTION THE QUADRANT AND THEN THE TEETH ARE COUNTED)
-LIMMER LEFT LOWER PRIMARY LEFT EL: 3.6
THIS NOMENCLATURE ONLY APPLIES IN THE PERMANENT DENTITION.
In the case of a Primary Dentition, the same is done starting from the midline, but; TAKE INTO ACCOUNT THAT THE QUADRANTS WILL BE 5, 6, 7 and 8.