The teeth situated at the front of the jaw are called incisors and can be found in both jaws. The incisors are sharp, as they are used to bite and cut food.
Together with the canines, the incisors belong to the front teeth. There are 8 incisors in the human dentition – two central and two lateral incisors in each jaw. The cutting edges of the upper and lower teeth perform a scissor-like motion. The tips of the incisors appear transparent due to the thinner enamel.