Dr. Wong and our friendly dental team want you to have the best oral health possible, and one way to achieve that goal is to help you understand your smile a little more. So, today our team has provided information regarding the different parts of a tooth, which are the:
-Crown: The crown is the section of the tooth that is visible in the mouth. This includes the top, front, and back surfaces of the tooth.
-Enamel: The enamel is the hard outer covering of the tooth, which acts as a shield and protects the tooth from tooth decay.
-Dentin: Dentin is the hard tissue that is located beneath the enamel. It is a natural yellow color and it tends to give you a dull smile if the enamel starts to wear away.
-Pulp chamber: The pulp chamber is the space inside the tooth that harbors the nerve and blood vessels. If this section is ever infected or damaged, it is extremely painful.
-Root: The root is the section of the tooth that lies in the bone socket. It holds the tooth in place and keeps it connected to the jaw bone.
If you would like to know more about the different parts of a tooth, or if you’re interested in knowing more about oral health and dental care, then please call our office at 916.784.1700 and talk to a member of our dental team. We are happy to help you in any way we can, and we look forward to hearing from you!