People can have dental problems that interfere with their natural Hollywood Smile at any age. From a child to an adult, it’s best to know all about your teeth and how to deal with issues that arise as a result of dental health as it can have a long term effect on a person’s overall health as well.
The anatomy of a tooth is very simple. The tooth is made up of various different layers that work together to give a person their beautiful smile. Each tooth is made up of multiple parts, which include,
- Crown – Dental Crowns are that part of the tooth that is visible when a person smiles. The crown is covered with a white colored material called enamel. Enamel is the hardest substance found in the human body. Even though enamel is very strong, it can easily be broken down by the acids produced by oral bacteria and the acids found is many drinks containing soda.
- Dentin – This is the layer right beneath the enamel. It is not as hard as the enamel, but it’s hardness rating is comparable to that of bone. Dentin is flexible, and when one bites down on very hard food, the dentin is able to flex a little and can keep the tooth from cracking like it might if teeth were just made of enamel.
- Pulp – This is the innermost layer of the tooth. The pulp provides blood flow and nutrition to the tooth and allows the nerves to enter the tooth. Without proper blood flow and innervations of the nerves a tooth may die. The pulp of a tooth is removed during root canal therapy so that the tooth’s form and function can be saved. Once the pulp is removed from a tooth it becomes more brittle with an increased risk of breaking. This is the reasons a dental crown is placed.
- Root. The root is often hidden under the gum tissues. This can be seen when the gums recede, due to gum disease. The root of the tooth is what anchors the tooth inside the bone allowing for support during chewing of food. Another part of the root is called cementum. The cementum is a thin layer that anchors the tooth to the bone through the periodontal ligament.
- Periodontal Ligament (PDL) – The periodontal ligament attaches the teeth to the bone and sends sensory information to the brain.
- Gum Tissue – The gums form a pocket or protective around the teeth that protects the underlying bone. If teeth are not brushed for a long period of time, the gingiva become red and puffy as the body begins the inflammatory process.
- Bone – The bone holds the entire tooth in its place. The bone is constantly changing and remodeling itself to help the teeth to move into positions in which it is being pushed.
Each of our teeth has specific functions says the Dentist in Dubai. For instance, the incisors are the sharp, chisel-shaped front teeth that is used for cutting foods. The Canines are called cuspids, these teeth are shaped like points and are used for tearing into the food, Premolars have two pointed cusps on their biting surface and are used for crushing and tearing and the Molars are used for grinding, these teeth have several cusps on the biting surface.