The Tooth

The four major tissues of the teeth are enamel, dentin, dental pulp, and cementum (Figure 1).1

Figure 1. Tooth structure in health and disease.
Source: Marsh PD, Lewis MAO, Rogers H, et al. Oral Microbiology. 6th ed. 2016; Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier.
Each of these is defined and further explained next.