value of missing teeth

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An adult has normally 32 teeth, 16 in the upper row and 16 in the jaw. This is 100% (2x50%=100%). The teeth are numbered from the molar to the incisors 8 to 1. Each tooth has a value, from 1 to 5, 5 being the highest value, thus the most important teeth(s), 1 the less 'important'. Following a simple to understand chart. You count (the value) those you have, addition (+), then those missing (the value), then subtract those missing (-) from the 100% and you have your result. If you have 40% or over, then you are ok, but anyway a dentist need to check for caries and decay and fix the problems, that could disqualify.
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Upper jaw: 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1_1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 = 16 teeth
Value: 2 5 5 3 3 4 1 2_2 1 4 3 3 5 5 2 = 2x25%= 50%
lower Jaw: 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1_1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 = 16 teeth
Value 3 5 5 3 3 4 1 1_1 1 4 3 3 5 5 3 = 2x25%= 50%
Count the teeth that are missing and correspond them with the number value.
You must have at least 40% mastication value.
If you miss one upper tooth, then you have to subtract also the corresponding bottom tooth.
For example, miss the upper molar, = 8, then you have to subtract 16 from the total value.
Depending on the doctor or dentist, he/she may also disqualify a chipped tooth.
As far I know, dentures or partial dentures are OK to have.
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