The Structure Of Your Smile

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Incisors, canines, bicuspids, and molars are all of the different type of teeth that make up the anatomy of your smile, but do you know the different tissues that make up the anatomy of these teeth? Keep reading to learn more about the structure of your smile.

  • Enamel: This hard, calcified tissue surrounds and protects the crowns of your teeth. It appears white, but it is actually semi-transparent in color. Even though enamel is the hardest tissue in your body, it can still erode, stain, or decay if not properly cared for.
  • Dentin: This yellow tissue makes up the majority of your tooth structure, and it is covered by enamel and cementum. Dentist is a calcified type of tissue containing microscopic canals.
  • Cementum performs the same action as enamel, but it covers the roots of your tooth instead. And unlike enamel, cementum is very soft.
  • Roots: These parts of the tooth help it to stay attached to your jaw bone. The incisors and canines in the front of your mouth have one root, the bicuspids have two, and the molars have three or four.
  • Pulp Tissue: This living tissue consists of blood vessels, nerves, and connective fibers that maintain the health of the tooth. The pulp is located in the pulp chamber at the center of the tooth as well as the root canals that extend down into the jaw bone.