The Anatomy of a Tooth

Knowing the anatomy of a tooth helps you work with your dentist in Bel Air to maintain the healthiest, most attractive smile. The two main parts of the tooth are the crown and the root.

The crown is the white part of the tooth that you can see and the root lies beneath the gum. Each tooth has enamel, dentin, pulp, and cementum. These 4 tissues support the tooth and keep it nourished.

The enamel is hard enough to protect the tooth. The dentin is a softer layer that supports the enamel and absorbs some of the pressure of chewing. The pulp nourishes the tooth and keeps its nerves and blood vessels safe. The cementum attaches the tooth to the jaw. Check out this video to learn more about the parts of the tooth and what they do.