Tiger sharks have a row of 24 teeth in their upper jaw and a matching set of 24 teeth in the lower jaw, totaling 48 teeth. Tiger sharks have a square jaw structure, and each of their teeth are built with cutting and sawing mechanisms.
The design of the tiger shark's teeth allows it to crush, cut and hold prey in all parts of the jaw. Its teeth also have a special feature that allow them to absorb the powerful impact caused by chewing the shark's food. Without this feature, the cutting process would destroy both the tooth and jaw.