The foundation of your teeth are your gums and jawbone.
To keep your teeth in good condition your foundation has to be solid.
- A The crown is the visible part of each tooth
- B Gumline
- C The root of each tooth is lodged in your supporting jawbone.
- D The jawbone holds all of your teeth in place.
- E Ligaments are fibers that hold each tooth firmly in the jawbone, and act as “shock absorbers.”
- F Nerves convey feeling between your mouth and your central nervous system.