The Anatomy of a Tooth

Many people realize that a tooth is made up of a crown and its roots, but there are also deeper layers involved. Watch this video to take a closer look at the anatomy of a tooth.

There are 4 layers of tissue in addition to the crown and root. The enamel is the hard white casing that surrounds the crown and protects the tooth from impact and vibrations. The dentin is a softer material that absorbs the pressure that your teeth endure from actions like chewing. The dentin also supports the enamel. The pulp is the heart of the tooth; it nourishes the tooth and contains blood vessels and nerves. Finally, the cementum is what fixes teeth to the jawbone.

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