Tooth Anatomy

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.