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Blood Vessel
carry nutrients to the tooth
Bone
alveolar bone forms the tooth socket and provides it with support
Cementum
the layer of hard bone-lime tissue covering the rooth of the tooth
Cemento-enamel junction
the line where the enamel and cementum meet
Dentin
hard yellow tissue underlying the enamel and cementum, making up the main bulk of the tooth
Enamel
hard, white outer layer of the tooth
Gingiva
gum tissue surrounding the tooth
Ligament
connective tissue that surrounds the tooth and connects it to bone
Nerves
relay signals such as pain to and from your brain
Pulp
located in the center of the tooth, it contains the arteries, veins and nerves
Root Canal
canal in the root of the tooth where the nerves and blood vessels travel through
Crown
top part of the tooth
Gumline
where the tooth and the gums meet
Incisors
sharp, chisel-shaped front teeth (4 upper & 4 lower) used for cutting food
Canines
sometimes called cuspids, these teeth are shaped like points (cusps) and are used for tearing food
Premolars
these teeth have two pointed cusps on their biting surface and are sometimes referred to as bicuspids. used for crushing and tearing.
Molars
used for gringing, these teeth have several cusps on the biting surface
Periodontal membrane/ligament
strong, fleshy tissue between tooth and the tooth socket that holds the tooth in place. fibers of the periodontal membrane are embedded within the cementum.
Alveolar sockets
teeth inserted in small holes in the jaw