Unformatted text preview: Dentin is a calcified tissue (like bone) that makes up the bulk of the tooth. • The crown is the portion of the tooth embedded in the bone. • The neck is the region at the gumline where the crown and root meet. • Enamel is the hard, nonliving material that covers the crown. Calcium compounds make the enamel the hardest substance in the body. • Cementum is the bonelike substance that covers the root and binds it to the periodontal ligament. • The pulp cavity is the central cavity inside the tooth. It contains blood vessels, nerves, and connective tissue (collectively called pulp)....
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- Spring '10
- periodontal ligament, Deciduous teeth, baby teeth, milk teeth, following structural features