Anatomy of a tooth: Enamel: the tough, shiny, white outer surface of the tooth Dentin: the hard but porous tissue located under both the enamel and the cementum of the tooth. Dentin is harder than bone! Pulp: the soft center of the tooth. The pulp contains blood vessels and nerves; it nourishes the dentin Crown: the visible part of the tooth Gums: the soft tissue that surrounds the base of the teeth Root: the anchor of a tooth that extends into the jawbone
The healing time for bone graft surgery, sometimes needed for dental implants, is typically between 4 and 9 months. Find more facts about the dental implant process on this infographic from a dentist in Chicago.