TOOTH MORPHOLOGY

TOOTH SURFACES

Mesial; Distal; Buccal; Labial; Lingual; Palatal; Occlusal; Incisal

Enamel -makes up the white part of the tooth that covers the crown. It is considered the hardest mineral substance in the human body. It is even stronger than bone.

Dentin-A layer that makes up the bulk of the tooth. It is harder than bone but softer than enamel.

Pulp –The pulp chamber is the soft area within the centre of the tooth that contains the nerve, blood vessels and connective tissue.

Roots –incisors, canines and most premolars have 1 root. Maxillary premolars and mandibular molars usually have 2 roots while maxillary molars usually have 3 roots.

References:

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