What are the parts of a tooth?

The structure of a tooth is as follows:
  • The crown is the hard part of the tooth that you can see. It is made of enamel.
  • The neck is where the tooth and the gum come together.
  • The root is embedded in bone and contains blood vessels and nerves.
The different parts of a tooth are:
  • the crown, which is the part you can see above the gum line
  • the neck, where the crown meets the root
  • the root, which is the part that extends into the jawbone
  • the enamel, which is the shell that covers the visible part of the tooth
  • the cementum, which covers the roots
  • the dentin, a bone-like substance which makes up most of the tooth
  • the pulp and pulp cavity, which contains the blood vessels.

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