What is dentin? The dentin or also called dentin, belongs to the hard tooth substances and forms proportionally their main mass. It is the second hardest substance in our body after enamel and is located between the enamel, which is on the surface, and the root cement, which is the surface of the root. The … Dentin

Pain on dentin | Dentin

Pain on dentin The majority of pain that occurs in the dentin is caused by caries. The caries “eats” its way from the outside to the inside. It develops on the outermost layer, the enamel, and progresses gradually. Once the caries has reached the dentine, it is not reversible and must be treated to prevent … Pain on dentin | Dentin

What can be done if the dentin is discoloured? | Dentin

What can be done if the dentin is discoloured? Dentin differs in structure and colour from enamel. While the enamel carries the brilliant white, the dentin is yellowish and much darker. This discoloration is not pathological, however, but normal. If the affected person finds it unaesthetic, dentin can be bleached. However, this always removes liquid … What can be done if the dentin is discoloured? | Dentin


Humans have 32 teeth, almost all of which have different names. One distinguishes incisors (Incisivi), canines (Canini), premolars and molars from each other. Some people lack the attachment to the wisdom teeth, also called eights. These people have only 28 teeth in their dentition, but missing wisdom teeth do not mean a functional impairment. Definition … Canine

Appearance | Canine

Appearance The crown of the canine has no occlusal surface but a cusp tip with two incisal edges. If you look at the canine from the vestibular side (from the outside, or from the inside of the lips or cheeks), you can see that the surface of the canine is divided in two. Both facets … Appearance | Canine

Diseases | Canine

Diseases Retained canines in the upper jaw are relatively common. Due to the late eruption, the canine tooth has hardly any space and then appears completely outside the dental arch, from where it must be repositioned in the arch with the help of brackets and fixed braces. The bracket is glued to the crown of … Diseases | Canine

The periodontium | Tooth structure

The periodontium The periodontium is also called periodontal apparatus. Its components are the periodontal membrane (desmodont), root cement, gingiva and alveolar bone. The periodontium integrates the tooth and anchors it firmly in the bone. The root cement consists of 61% minerals, 27% organic substances and 12% water. The cement contains collagen fibers. These are on … The periodontium | Tooth structure

Tooth structure

The human dentition contains 28 teeth in adults, with wisdom teeth it is 32. The shape of the teeth varies according to their position. Incisors are somewhat narrower, molars are more massive, depending on their function. The structure, i.e. what the tooth consists of, is the same for every tooth and person. The hardest substance … Tooth structure

Lockjaw | Pine

Lockjaw In contrast to lockjaw, where the opening of the mouth is obstructed, it is not possible to close the jaw completely with a lockjaw. The teeth cannot bite each other completely again. The causes can be arthrosis or acute arthritis, i.e. problems with the jaw joint. The most common reason is a jaw dislocation. … Lockjaw | Pine