Tooth Anatomy


There’s much to a tooth than just the parts you can see when you smile. That’s because our gums hide everything except the top  of the tooth.  An area called the crown because this part of the tooth grinds up the food. It is covered with the hardest material in the body  the thin layer of the tooth is called enamel is the reason why our teeth are hard white and shiny. Underneath the enamel and down into the roots the tooth is made up of pale yellow dentine. Although it is slightly softer than enamal it is still harder than both.

The middle of every tooth is home to make room for blood vessels needed to keep the tooth alive. This connection of softtissu is called the pulp  and also contains the nerves that warns us when something  is wrong with the tooth. The nerves and blood vessels into the tooth throught out  a whole of the very end the route and travel up through the pumpkin help to fill up the space in the crown called the pulp  chamber. Every tooth sits in a socket in the jawbone and is held  in place by a tiny elastic strand for the periodontal ligament. This stretchy connections means each tooth can move a little when you chew. Above the jaw bone that tooth is wrapped in a firm curf tissue or  called gingiva  as it is sometimes called. The gum attaches to the nick of the tooth with the enamel finishes. Hiding the complex structure below and that’s why there is so much more to a tooth that meets the eye