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What are the parts of a tooth?

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Each tooth has three main parts: the crown, neck, and root.

  • The crown is the visible part of the tooth. A protective layer called enamel covers it.
  • The neck is the area of the tooth between the crown and the root.
  • The root is the part of the tooth that extends through the gum and into the jawbone.

From: Your Teeth From Birth to Adulthood WebMD Medical Reference

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American Dental Association.

Reviewed by Michael Friedman on October 09, 2019

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American Dental Association.

Reviewed by Michael Friedman on October 09, 2019

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