A cusp is a hard eminence on a tooth that emerges from the surface of which the tooth bites. Canine teeth each possess a single cusp, while premolars have two each. Molars normally possess either four or five cusps.
Maxillary molars, especially first molars, will generally possess a cusp located on the palatal surface. This cusp is known as the Cusp of Carabelli.
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